O.J. Simpson
'Islamic extremism' implies a holy war

To the editor: It seems that President Obama is taking a lesson from the O.J. Simpson trial, where I was an advisor for the prosecution. ("'Islamic' extremism or 'violent' extremism? The president is mincing words and there's a reason for that," op-ed, Feb. 20) In that trial, prosecutor Christopher Darden warned correctly that after you brought the N-word into the courtroom, you couldn't "unring a bell." This proved to be true and quite telling after the release of the Mark Fuhrman tapes, which overflowed with the word. Is it possible that Obama agrees that if you use the I-word and align a major religion with evil, you run the risk of...