(UMNS) Each year, on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Rev. Myrna Bethke has visited the World Trade Center site to remember her brother who perished in the towers that day.
The United Methodist pastor does not blame Islam for those attacks or her family’s loss. She associates the faith with the Muslims she has joined for interfaith Thanksgiving services and the mosque that welcomes visits from her confirmation students.
“This, to me, is Islam,” she said, “not the people who got together and decided to hijack the religion as they hijacked the planes.”