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The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Wednesday, Jan. 29:
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Reports about the intent behind the FBI order to field supervisors to count the mosques and Muslims in their areas creates a duality that Americans must grapple with in the post-Sept. 11 era. On the one hand is the fact that we are in a war against terrorism, and the most viable threats today come from Muslim extremists. So it would be inexcusably remiss of the FBI not to be fully informed about Muslims here.
On the other hand, there is no evidence that the majority of American-based Muslims who worship in mosques are anything but law-abiding people. There have been …