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Preventing terrorism

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Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Please forgive our ignorance here in these United States. Most of us know very little about the Muslim religion. But are we wrong in concluding that like all religions, their Koran also lends itself to a variety of interpretations? From almost every day’s news broadcasts we see evidence that some Muslims practice their particular variety of Islam so fanatically that they see nothing wrong with maiming, even killing those who practice it differently.

From what we have read, over the last few decades, they, the extremists, certainly don’t seem to like or respect non-Muslims to an even greater degree. So we would probably be wise to conclude that even if a small percentage of the Muslims among us were virulently anti-American, they would congregate with other Muslims especially at their houses of worship. Doesn’t it make sense to check out these people, who base their vitriol toward us from a religious standpoint, and who are potentially capable of mass murder, so that New York City law enforcement acts before, and not after?

As the old saying goes, better safe than sorry.

Dave Shlakman
Howard Beach

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