Richard Haling’s opinion “Fight Them in Iraq, Not Here.” (Dec.29) is an embarrassment to American pluralism. Haling’s article shows a disturbing confusion regarding the difference between Muslims and terrorists.
“…CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab says if the US were to go into Iran it would only destabilize an already volatile region..
— Ahmed Rehab says members of the organization went to Iraq in January and held press conferences to plead for Carroll’s realease even though they never met her:
A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today announced that it is sending a delegation to Iraq to call for the release of American journalist Jill Carroll who was abducted January 7th while on assignment for the Christian Science Monitor newspaper.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called for the immediate release of American journalist Jill Carroll abducted January 7 while on assignment for the Christian Science Monitor newspaper in Baghdad.
I would like to thank the editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune for including the story about Najaf and Mosul with the coverage of President Bush’s latest Iraq speech (“A tale of 2 scarred cities: Najaf and Mosul,” Dec. 8).
One would assume that when the United States in 1994 ratified the U.N. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the discussion over when and how much torture will be tolerated will never come up again. The convention clearly states, “No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political in stability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.”
Those who portray terrorism as an “Islamic” phenomenon should pay more attention to current events. On Nov. 18, terrorists targeted worshippers at two Iraqi mosques, murdering more than 70 innocent Muslims.
Those who portray terrorism as an “Islamic” phenomenon should pay more attention to current events. On Friday, terrorists targeted worshipers at two Iraqi mosques, murdering more than 70 innocent Muslims.
In her column “Tribalism that defends Hussein is bereft of sense of decency,” Mona Charen manages to group all Sunni Muslims and all liberals as tribal heathens who care nothing about “morality, compassion and a love of justice” (Oct. 23).
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