I checked out the video of the National Prayer Service of yesterday morning. Its ultimate ancestry comes from a resolution of Congress that directed newly minted President Washington and his administration to join the Senate and House at St Paul's Church in NY in order to "hear divine service". Yeah, those founders really wanted nothing to do with religion.
Anyway, turns out that the barrage of clerics which included the Hamas-friendly prez of one of those Muslim groups, Ingrid Mattson, just read out a prepared part of a longer prayer shared among them all, with a response by the congregation. Very innocuous stuff and not at all Mohammedan except for her dress.
But I remain very unfriendly to Islam, which is essentially an expansionist theocracy. Please tell me where it has set up shop in any non-Muslim country and after achieving a certain population and/or brownskin victim status, has not produced social problems and put the native people on the defensive, if not begun to terrorize and murder them?
Holland is the case of the moment. It is painful to witness. The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.