‘Understanding’ Ourselves to Death

The other day, without giving much thought to it, I shared on a friend’s Facebook page an article from a Norwegian alternative-news website, Resett, about a day-care center in Oslo that recently held an “activity day” at which the children (most of whom are not Muslims) were given hijab to wear and taught to pray while kneeling on carpets. In order to establish the proper mood, the lights were dimmed. During the exercise, the children were treated to the sound of the Islamic call to prayer and to a recitation of verses of the Koran. The whole event was explained to the children as a “magical circle time.”

We should try to be more understanding of Islam… and listen to folks like Louie here