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NO RELIGION ENDORSES SUCH HORRIFIC DEEDS

The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is a regrettable and horrific act. This act can never be condoned by anyone who fears God. Like all the religions of God, Islam promotes peace, love, harmony and mutual respect among people. I believe that terrorists have no religion. They are neither Muslims nor Christians nor Jews. Islam refuses the killing of innocent people, irrespective of the cause.

Having said this, I believe as a young adult and proud citizen of this country that we should fight against evil, not against God. Those who do not understand Islam and want to distort the true picture are making terrorism synonymous to Islam. As a true believer in God, I feel that we should not link Islam as a religion to the terrorist groups who call themselves Muslims, because Islam does not condone terrorism.

Finally, we as a nation have to stay strong and united, regardless of our religion, ethnicity or social background, to fight evil.

ASMA S. MASOODI

Grand Island

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