Is Islamophobia The New Hysteria?

More from Nicholas Kristof on the current hysteria.

When we’re scared, we do unconscionable things. It was fear and patriotism that led many Americans 150 years ago to persecute Catholics. Similar emotions were behind the killings of Mormons and the internment of Japanese-Americans.

Read the column here by Nicholas D. Kristof in the NYTimes.

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