I read with great sadness the letter published in your newspaper Jan. 8 related to the religion of Islam. I find it very troubling that the horrific events of Sept. 11 have created a rift among the believers of God.
Sadly, intelligent people, including some religious leaders, have presented their negative view of a faith based on actions of a few of its followers. To them I say, "Let those who have never sinned throw the first stones!"
I will not argue with Dr. Strong over the credibility of all his accusations, despite my disagreement with some of them. Nevertheless, I would remind him that people who called themselves Christians have committed every single accusation cited in his letter.
The killing of Jews and Moslems during the Inquisition, the rape of Moslem women in Bosnia and the use of black slaves in the plantations of the South are just a few examples.