The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Tension grows in Malaysia

American sees it in the streets, feels it in her heart

My knee aches, and I blame Osama bin Laden. Along with many other changes in my life since the "Attack on America," the daily walk required to keep my arthritic knee limber has been interrupted. Make no mistake, it's my intention to make light of this. If I dwell on the actuality of my situation, I won't be able to cope.

I was mopping the kitchen floor when CNN reported that Iran, Iraq and Malaysia had condemned U.S. action in Afghanistan. My heart sank. Malaysia, a moderate Muslim nation, has been my home for two years.

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