With all the publicity some crackpots got this week, it seems only fair that the other 300+ million people get a little attention. Two Muslim men go on a car ride and find a welcoming nation. There’s a special shout-out to you, North Dakota.
Unfortunately — for our image — it didn’t appear to be the highlight of the trip. A fight nearly broke out when some Somalis thought the two were FBI or government spies:
“Look, don’t take offense.” Eid says to me as we’re driving. “Ever since people from our community left to fight in Somalia, the FBI and the media has been down our throats.”