By M. Zuhdi Jasser, a Phoenix physician and chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, via Dean:
Our predicament is unique, fragile and precarious. We Muslims are a relatively new minority in a nation that gives us freedoms that no other Muslim nation would allow.
Whether we acknowledge it or not, a radical subset of our faith community is seeking to destroy the basis for this liberty.
Either we predominantly direct our passions against these radicals or Americans will not count us as allies in this consuming struggle.
I will undoubtedly be referencing this quote in the future.