In this op-ed in the Huffington Post, Imam Feisal reflects on the meaning of the motto of the United States—“E Pluribus Unum”—in light of our current social and political climate, and calls for Americans to come together.
At issue are the ingredients of nationhood. What makes us “one nation, indivisible?” Are we one in our sameness or in our differences from each other? Is it our similarities or our complementarities that unite us? Are we a mono-cultural or multicultural society?