Colin Powell said a lot during his appearance on Meet the Press Sunday, and the primary takeaway is obviously his endorsement of Barack Obama for president.
But something else he said that may get lost in the shuffle is just as important, if not more so. He criticized the GOP for spreading the lie that Obama is a Muslim, but he also spoke at length about the harm that such accusations do to Muslim Americans in this country.
Powell specifically mentioned this photo of Elsheba Khan hugging the Arlington Cemetery gravestone of her son, a Muslim who died at the age of 20 while serving in Iraq.
Judging Americans like Khan or her dead son, Kareem, based solely on their religion “is not the way we should be doing it in America,” he said.