You build a community center in lower Manhattan and they say it’s disrespecting the dead at Ground Zero. You want a new mosque in your Murfreesboro community and your neighbors shoot up the construction signs. They try to pass state laws against an invented “threat” from Sharia even though no one proposed legislating Islamic preferences. The police in New York spy on you even without suspicion of a crime. The FBI creates maps of your pattern-of-life habits even without suspicion of a crime. The FBI taught that your religion was like the Death Star. The FBI said your religion inclined you to violence and that you aspired to commit genocide against unbelievers. Don’t think you’re getting through airport security without heightened scrutiny, no matter how loudly and often TSA denies profiling you.

And out of sight from a grateful nation, a convert to Islam leads the CIA’s fight against al-Qaida.