Mormon artist battles post-9/11 Muslim stereotypes

Andrew Kosorok was disturbed when some Americans began to view Islam as a religion of violence after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. “The overwhelming majority of Muslims view the terrorists as the overwhelming majority of Christians view Charles Manson or David Koresh,” said Kosorok, an artist and Brigham Young University adjunct professor. “We don’t recognize what they practiced as being Christian.”

But Kosorok, a soft-spoken man with a self-deprecating sense of humor, didn’t want to fight about it. He didn’t want to lecture. Instead, he sought to create understanding the best way he knew how — through art.

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