Letters to the Editor

ISIS vs. Muslims

The ISIS attack on the holy city of Medina during the end of Ramadan, the prayerful month of the Islamic calendar, is just one more glaring reason that Clyde Roach’s July 7 letter is completely wrong.

ISIS is a group of murderous evil people, having little to do with distinctions between believers and non-believers. A United Nations report in 2014 stated that in a three-month period ISIS killed 4,692 Iraqis, and an estimated 1.8 million Iraqis had been displaced since the ISIS warfare began.

As of July 4, the U.N. High Commission for Refugees reports 4,595,198 registered refugees from Syria alone.

Almost all of these homeless, jobless people are Muslim. The amount of evil ISIS has perpetrated on Western countries is minimal compared to the total havoc created inside the Muslim community.

Labels do not always reflect the truth. The anti-Semitic precursor to the Nazis was labeled the Christian Social Party. Yet, I never heard the phrase, “radical Christian terrorists” killing non-believers.

Bob Ploehn, Miami Beach