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January 8, 2015 at 5:22 PM

Charlie Hebdo attack: I believe that Islam champions freedom of speech

I condemn the cowardly and evil attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris by some who call themselves Muslims [“Cartoonists, economist among the dead in Paris terror attack,” Nation & World, Jan. 8]. I would like to pass on my condolences to the family of editor Stéphane Charbonnier’s and to the…


Comments | More in Terrorism | Topics: Charlie Hebdo, Imran Ghumman, Islam

August 13, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Middle East nations should do more to combat radicals within their own borders

The darkest evil in the Middle East, I think, are the nations that allow radicals to operate in their territories with impunity. Where is their outrage? Why do they remain silent? If they are not complicit in these terrorist acts, why don’t they themselves deal harshly with these extremists and demand a negotiated settlement in the region? They allow extremists to…


Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: middle east, Muslims, radical Islam

July 24, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Israel-Palestinian conflict: A re-imagined Middle East that would ensure peace

It is inconceivable that the situation in the Middle East will ever be resolved by negotiation with Israel, as is quite evident from all that has transpired since Israel’s formal establishment in 1948. There must be a comprehensive solution imposed upon the territory in a more equitable fashion. The problem arises from the arbitrary allocation of…


Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: christians, Israel, Jews

June 26, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Religious people have a duty to understand atheists

Thanks to Danny Westneat for his revealing column about American’s intolerance of atheists [“Poll finds Americans’ growing tolerance stops at atheists,” Local News, June 22].  Based upon this survey, one’s belief in God accounts for 50 percent of the people in this country not feeling comfortable with atheists, especially if they are members of one’s…


Comments | More in Religion | Topics: atheists, christians, Danny Westneat