Letters to the Editor

Identify the enemy

After making a powerful speech about combating terrorism and anti-Semitism, French President François Hollande said that the Paris attacks have nothing to do with Islam. President Obama keeps saying the same thing about jihadi attacks in the U. S. and elsewhere.

This is like saying that the Nazis had nothing to do with Germany. If you can’t (or won’t) even identify your enemy, the odds of defeating Islamic terrorism are basically nil.

Having a march against terrorism with one of the world’s leading terrorists makes it quite a farce.

Peter E. Goldman, Hollywood