The good of Islam shone only brighter as the last light of the longest day of the year dimmed.
The moment was coming when the assembled members of the NYPD Muslim Officers Society would break their fast for Ramadan.
This room on the fifth floor of the New York University Islamic Center could have almost been designed for the society’s annual Iftar dinner. A wall of windows to the right looked west to where that the sun was setting beyond the buildings of lower Manhattan. An identical wall of windows at the front offered a due south view of the Freedom Tower, glinting golden in its skyward soar 20 blocks directly downtown. The sight was so gorgeous as to make you almost forget the absence where the twin towers once stood.