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To the editor:
Jim Killebrew’s November 20 broadside against Islam
leaves me scratching my head. The writer criticizes Speaker John
Boehner for inviting a Turkish Muslim clergyman to open the House of
Representatives with prayer. It seems to me that Congress needs all
the prayer it can get. Mr. Killebrew seeks to link a peaceful,
scholarly Muslim leader to crazed ISIL executioners, and he implies
that the violence of ISIL is somehow rooted in Islam. Of course,
nothing could be further from the truth.
ISIL represents a gross misrepresentation of Islam. At one time or
another, all religions have been distorted by those seeking to
justify violence. For example, a Christian queen of England once
burned alive men who were guilty of nothing more than translating
the Bible into English. Yet nobody would characterize the queen’s
actions as “Christian.” Nor should we equate today’s violent
Jihadism with Islam. They are two different things, and Muslims such
as the man who prayed in the House chamber, present absolutely no
threat to us.
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I’m proud that Speaker Boehner recognizes that America is a nation
that guarantees the freedom of religion.
Thanksgiving is a good time to celebrate America’s traditions of
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