Elisabeth Becker-Topkara on Diyanet Mosque fire for the Washington Post

Elisabeth Becker-Topkara, postdoctoral fellow for the Religion and Its Publics project, recently published another piece in the Washington Post on the most recent attack against a place of worship: her husband’s mosque.

“I think of how such acts devalue the lives of those close to my heart, from our dear family friends to my own husband and son. I think of how my husband could have been there praying, or my now 4-year-old Sami playing, still believing that all is right and good in the world when he is by his father’s side.”

Read the full article here: What it’s like to see my husband’s mosque in New Haven set on fire

Photo from the GoFundMe page for rebuilding the Diyanet Mosque.