And now is the time to stop. With our views, with our writing and with our conversations on the street, now is the time to stop. Stop and ask a neighbor about his beliefs and what his symbols mean. Stop and ask the mother dressed in black if you can help her lift her bag. Because these individuals are not the terrorists we are trained to fear. This rich, diverse culture that is Muslim is not our nation's greatest threat. It is a culture with radicals — as are the American culture, the Jewish culture, the culture of Christian sects — but it is also a culture rich with insight, passion and productivity. It is a culture yielding physicians, educators and politicians. It is a culture that is part of America, and it is about time our news reports and conversations remove the label of "other."