Re: “Americans are clueless about Islam” (letter 9-20).
Oh, where to begin? Was this a letter from Al Jazeera? I certainly would love to visit one of these “incredible” Islamic cities like Mecca and Medina that put American cities to shame and experience their “embracing” of American core values.
But alas, I would not be allowed in because I’m an infidel. So I’ll have to experience their love of equality and liberty (as the letter writer puts it) on the Internet.
And what do we find? According to a University of Maryland poll, 71 percent of all citizens in Egypt, Morrocco, Indonesia and Pakistan support a strict interpretation of Sharia law. Saudi Arabia spends billions on spreading Wahhabi Islam all over Western Europe and America.
Heck, we have an Imam in Alabama telling his congregation that women were created deficient and children should be hit for not praying. The United Nations says there are thousands of honor killings of women every year.
This is the same letter writer who wrote (11-16-2009) lambasting Christianity for its oppression of women and children. Now who is clueless?
Considering nearly every Islamic nation calls for the death of Israel, I’m not quite sure what “liberty” the letter writer is talking about. If our own media, Hollywood and academia gave Islam the same respect they give Christianity, then they may have reason to riot. But notice that Christians don’t.
As for their cities, I would take Tacoma over Jakarta any day.