Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mohammad Mahallati

We know our world by learning about difference. What is the word we often use? Tolerance. Is that a positive notion? Not really. "For the time being, I will tolerate you?" I'm against that concept. It means difference is a threat. Difference is a blessing and you don't tolerate a blessing. You embrace it.

--Mohammad Mahallati, presidential scholar in Islamic studies at Oberlin College