A rallying cry
Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in a devil,” wrote Eric Hoffer in The True Believer. “Seeing Islam as ‘Evil’ Faith, Evangelicals Seek Converts” is the headline of a recent New York Times (May 27) report by Laurie Goodstein. “Evangelicals have substituted Islam for the Soviet Union,” the article proclaims. Make that “some evangelicals.” All find Islam theologically deficient, but most do not demonize it. Indeed, the National Association of Evangelicals is making efforts to treat Islam with respect.


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