San Diego at a Crossroads: Reflecting on Religion Post-9/11
We continue our special coverage of San Diego in a post-9/11 world. We speak with local religious leaders about their diverse perspectives on the way religion has been affected in the past six years.
Tom Fudge: It may be unfair to say the religion was the cause of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But the religious motivation of the terrorists and the religious tension in our community is hard to ignore. After 9/11, the major faiths of Islam, Christianity and Judaism took a hard look at what happened. And they had to consider how their faith should respond and whether it was time to reach out to people of other faiths.
This was the case in San Diego, and all over the world. We're going to end our discussion of the fallout of 9/11 by hearing from three religious leaders who work in San Diego.
- Imam Taha Hassane, imam of the Islamic Center of San Diego in Clairemont.
- Rabbi Scott Meltzer, rabbi at Ohr Shalom Synagogue in Bankers Hill.