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ISLAM: Muslims aren’t America’s friends

Letter by John H. Melton, University Place on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm | 108 Comments »
September 18, 2012 2:50 pm

Leonard Pitts Jr. suggested (column, 9-16) that Muslims were overreacting and being childish by rioting over the “Innocence of Muslims” film. In reading Pitts’ column, I had two thoughts.

First, I am fearful that Pitts is in for it now. In calling Muslim reaction to the Muhammad film “childish,” he has risked offending Muslims, and one of them will do him harm. I pray to Allah that this will not happen.

The second thought I had is that, for being such a savvy political observer, Pitts is clueless as to why Muslims riot. Muslims are eager and willing to be offended because their righteous indignation gives them cover for attacking and killing Americans.

It is not politically correct to say out loud, but Muslims are at war with America. They see it as a religious war, jihad, against the great Satan. I suggest that American foreign policy must begin with the acknowledgment that Muslims are not friends of America.

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