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Cal misses point

Nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas misses the point again by saying “Islam is the root of terror.” That’s like saying that Christianity is the root of anti-abortion extremism. Mr. Thomas goes on to say that one thing characterizes terrorists – they are Muslim. Get specific Cal. You must know the real truth – the media has inundated us with the facts for years.

Hamas suicide bombers are fundamentalist extremists. The Hezbollah faction are fundamentalists. Al Qaida are fundamentalist terrorists of the highest order; they all carry out their atrocities in the name of and under the cover of Islam. In America fundamentalist anti-abortionists hide their unsavory practices under the mantle of Christianity.

The Bush administration is peopled by anti-abortion extremists – Ashcroft, DeLay, Hutchinson, Scalia – from top to bottom. Someone who writes a national column must know this … or maybe the truth touches a little too close to home. Cal Thomas creates a false image and does a disservice by fingering Muslims of Islamic extraction as the terrorists of the world.

Ron Lowe

Nevada City

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