Militias, Gun Control, and Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City tragedy brought a cloud of sadness all over America. But as the American Muslims were expressing their sympathy for the bombing victims through prayer, their sadness was deepened because, in a way, they became the victims of a tragedy. The media's readiness to blame American Muslims unleashed a frenzy of hate and threats against them.

Islam preaches universal brotherhood. But, today, the media's stereotyping has made Islam the most misrepresented religion in the United States. The media should stop stereotyping Muslims and Islam, start educating people about true Islam, and stop incriminating Muslims for short-term political gains.

Ahmed S. Khan Lombard, Ill.

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