One of the questions I posed to Stephen Schwartz long ago is why the media presents CAIR types as the face of Islam in America. Now the media tends to present people who make great copy regardless if they are actual leaders. How many people voted for Al Sharpton in the primaries.
The media present the familiar CAIR clown who equivocate and deny reality. Of course those of you watching at home see the spin and equivocation and think the worst. The reality is that CAIR's membership has dropped.
America would be better served if Stephen Schwartz were presented as the face of Islam in America. The presentation of a patriotic American who embraces Western Civ would allay many of the concerns some have.
Schwartz summed up his concern with the militant types. " We are their first and last targets; accepting Islam you transformed yourself into a target." The truth in that statemnet is deep and profound. One can look on TV and Muslims kill each other over sectarian and political differences. One can see Sunnis and Shia blowing up each others Mosques and civilians in Iraq. No doubt the militants would probably target Schwartz for his cosmopolitan version of Islam.
One may question is Schwartz is fighting windmills at times. However, one can never question his integrity, patriotism, courage and above all humanity. One can not measure the human heart or dignity.