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Tue, Sept. 17

Letter: Buz had it right


In response to letter writer Jan Lynne, who accused Courier columnist Buz Williams of inciting hatred against Muslims in his Jan. 21 column, "Political Correctness can kill." I wonder if she read the same editorial? There are so many mischaracterizations of Buz's essay in this letter that it is hard to know where to start.

The first mischaracterization was Lynne's claim that Islam is no more expansionist than Christianity. What she failed to mention is that unlike Christianity, Islamic Sharia Law allows adherents to punish non-believers, including the imposition of death in some cases. There is nothing comparable in the Christian religion in any of its forms whether Protestant, Catholic, or even fundamentalist. And please don't bring up the Inquisition. The Inquisition was not ordained or approved in any Christian law or writings.

Lynne's last claim of the very small percentage of "bad actors" who are Muslim is irrelevant. How many "bad actors" does it take to take down a plane or murder a large number of innocent people in a small space? The fact that she referred to Buz as "Buzz," strengthens my suspicion that indeed the writer did not read the same editorial that I did.

Hadley Mills


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