Henry Gass writes for The Christian Science Monitor.
The right to form associations is part of First Amendment. Yet Americans sometimes view membership in them with suspicion—as some did with Shahid Shafi and Brian Buescher.
The attack may be the deadliest targeting a congregation in U.S. history.
The people who attended a rally at the Boston Common did not bear Nazi symbols or racist slogans. But the tens of thousands of counterprotesters saw their intention as defending hate speech.
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