News is news because it’s unusual, spectacular, or scary. It follows that the news we get and remember about Muslims will probably be one or more of those three. Since most of us don’t know a bunch of Muslims (yet!), we’re apt to assume the events making up the news accurately reflect who they are.
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Imagine an idyllic Greek isle. What comes to mind? The picture in your head is probably a dead ringer for Samos Island: hite, sandy beaches, towns so quaint you think they’re a Disney set and a sun that seems to kiss your happy face.