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Guilty Until Proven Innocent? - Marion Mohri

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Guilty until proven innocent?

To the Editor:

Ms. Christian is upset that there are Muslims working in the White House, being paid with our tax money and working in very sensitive positions and concludes that "the foxes are in control of the hen house." Is she really suggesting that all Muslims (all 1.62 billion of them ... 23% of the world's population) are terrorists? This is as outrageous as suggesting that all 400,000+ Roman Catholic priests are pedophiles. Neither claim has any validity whatsoever.

Then she falsely states that no Islamic nations are "our friends." Well, let's see ... there is Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, just to name a few! Yes indeed, we have many Islamic nations as friends.

In fact, Ms Christian, I spent over a year working in Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. And guess what ... Muslims are just like the rest of us. They want to settle down, have a family, contribute to society and live a peaceful life. Of course, you won't hear this from Islamophobes like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Bachmann, and Ann Coulter.

There is no doubt that some Muslims are terrorists. There is no doubt that some Catholic priests are pedophiles. However, for anyone to condemn an entire group of people because of the horrific acts of a few of its members is wrong and quite frankly, not very Christian!

Marion Mohri

Wheelock, Vt.


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