Column was patronizing to Muslims
I FOUND Adrian Walker's Oct. 7 column ("Probe is a fishing trip") to be quite patronizing to Muslims. He suggests that Muslims somehow should not be held to the same standard as other religious communities when it comes to the question of hate speech and religious extremism.
I read the writings of Dr. Walid Fitaihi in both the Arabic and the English translations, and found them to be virulently anti-Semitic. It is not a question of "errors in translation from Arabic to English" as Dr. Fitaihi claims. The anti-Semitism exhibited in his writings is the same whether it is in Arabic or English.
Dr. Fitaihi's current role in the Islamic Society of Boston raises more questions than it answers, questions that the society needs to answer directly and unequivocally.
AHMED H. al-RAHIM
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