Letters to the Editor

H. Gilbert Weil: Display of devotion

It is unfortunate that Duke chose to reverse itself on the facilitating of Islamic prayer. There is too little understanding and respect among the religions in this world, and religious intolerance is not helpful. There are 1.3 billion or more Muslims and fortunately only a small fraction of 1 percent of them are terrorists.

German chancellor Angela Merkel got it right when she said that it is urgent for clerics to draw a clear line between Islam and terrorism. If we aspire to peace, it seems obvious that we must try to stamp out prejudice and hatred.

Observing the devotion of peaceful Muslims to Allah (the god of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) would be a step in the right direction.

H. Gilbert Weil