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Column: Islam, Heal Thyself

No one doubts the ability of President Barack Obama to deliver a terrific speech. Still, the address he made Wednesday to the annual meeting of the U.N. Security Council was especially eloquent in its appeal to the Muslim world to cure itself of the diseases of extremism and intolerance that historically plagued many religions but not to the same extent as Islam in today’s world. As the son of a Kenyan Muslim who also spent part of his childhood in mostly Muslim Indonesia, Obama’s...

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