by Virginia Holtman (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 48, No. 2, Rajab, 1440)
Despite the vicious anti-Islam and anti-Muslim propaganda in the Western media, most people in the West do not have a negative view of Islam or Muslims. True, there are racists and bigots who want to demonize Muslims but those who have come in contact with them find that Muslims are no different than any other people concerned with daily chores and working for their children’s future. Muslims should engage the broader community and let them know about Islam and see what Muslims are all about. Islam’s message is one of peace and tolerance, not one of warfare and killing as the vicious propaganda projects it to be.
Queens, NY, US