To the editor: Muslims such as
We can only hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Rabbi Baruch Cohon, Los Angeles
To the editor: Patt Morrison's interview of El Fadl shows there are moderates in the Muslim community who oppose all terrorism.
As a Jewish kid growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s, I was assaulted by three Italian boys who yelled, "You killed Jesus." I assumed Jesus was a cat or dog since I had never heard of the Christian messiah Jesus. With that incident in mind, I note that El Fadl says, "When a Jew or Christian does something in the name of Judaism or Christianity, we don't hold all Jews or Christians responsible."
In reality, Jews have been paying the price for the Biblical myth that they killed Jesus. All the pogroms and the Nuremberg Laws of 1935 stem from an act 20 centuries earlier.
Today's Muslims are feeling the tinge of guilt by association with the terrorists of 9/11 and now Paris. This association may last for generations.
Sol Taylor, Studio City
To the editor: If I were to respond to the attacks in Paris by saying, "Je suis Charlie," what would I be insinuating? Of course I would be condemning the attacks, but I would also be promoting the mocking of the prophet Muhammad.
I unequivocally condemn the
Ibrahim Ijaz, San Jose