I know what you are thinking.

Normal Muslims?

Isn’t that an oxymoron?

When I say normal Muslim I am referring to a Muslim who displays normative behavior with respect to American ideals and thought processes inside the realm of sanity.

A Persian Shiite friend of mine (a refugee of the tyrannical theocracy in Iran) is absolutely befuddled to learn that The Death of Klinghoffer was written by a Jew.

I explained to him that Alice Goodman, the author, was born a nominal Jew and converted to Christianity.

He was still enraged that anyone would write a play depicting murdering terrorists in a humane light on an equivalent plane as the victim.

To him, it was no different from rationalizing the motives and equating the grievances of the 9/11 hijackers with their victims.

Why can’t more Muslims be normal?