Dedication

This website is devoutly dedicated to all of Larry's friends and associates, both early and late, who have influenced and mentored him. However, it also should be noted that, being who they are, a majority of them have been late most of the time.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Islamic Issue

Having previously studied Islam and their Quran, I wonder and worry about those who so maliciously malign all those of that faith.

We should take great care to avoid conflating the Islamic faith of approximately 1.5 billion people with the twisted agenda of some revolutionary extremists, who pervert and subvert that faith into their raison d'etre.

While not Christian, most Muslims also are God fearing and sincere in their beliefs. Defaming their faith plays into the very hands of terrorist evil-doers.

After  all, how would we react if Christianity was judged on the basis of David Koresh's child abuse or the Reverend Jim Jones' kool-aid drinkers?


Postscript: The purpose of this entry solely was to caution against sterotyping any group of people. I did not make any distinctions regarding the validity of the various sects of the Islamic (or any other) faith, nor did I suggest any weakening of support for American Excellence (as embodied by our Constitution) or our national interests. Furthermore, this entry made no suggestions whatsoever regarding our Middle Eastern foreign policy.


Note: See other entries on this issue.

6 comments:

  1. Larry,
    Excellant point!
    Bill

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  2. Once again, yours is the calm voice of reason.
    That's so refreshing in a legislator.

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  3. It pleases me that you perceive and know the difference between demonstrators and those who commit acts of deliberate terrorism.

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  4. Very well said, young man...very well said.
    Tom

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  5. Thank the Gods for your openness and savvy remarks.
    Nancy

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  6. Dear Larry,

    It brings me great joy to read this email! In addition to demonstrating so clearly your "uncommon" sense, this email also displays great courage, empathy and kindness that seems to be in such short supply in both the nation and our world. It does my heart so much good knowing there is a man like you serving the citizens of WV in the Legislature. If only all of our elected officials had your wisdom & compassion, Larry, our nation would truly be able to lead the world by example and help the nations and peoples of the world learn to coexist and live in peace.

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