Dr. Malk M.A. Kahn wrote a condemnation piece of the Paris attacks for the Islamic center in the Middlesex News. I paste it here and below. I commented on his thoughts.
It is so disgusting and heinous that Dr. Kahn even has to write an
opinion of the Islamic rejection of the Paris attacks and really even all
attacks for which innocent Muslims are so grievously indicted. Dr.
Kahn, truly I think there are more who harbor views as I do believing in
our constitutional system which CLEARLY separates church from state.
Your belief is your business and rejecting these unconscionable attacks
should NOT have to be stated by you or any in the greater Muslim
It is a given through our Constitutional principles that a
man is considered innocent and it is up to the state NOT you to account
for guilt. Your statement is well received by me, a Jew, who would no
more hold you to account for any crime not committed by you than I would
for me. Painting the Muslim community with a broad brush of guilt for
something most would never think of committing is simply morally
reprehensible. Most acts of violence are committed by a few political
extremists or psychopaths and most all in the Muslim community are not
Personally, in Paris I loved the hugs given to each other that show love
and caring of one another. One woman was a Jew and the man was a
Muslim. They hugged proving we are all human. I am you, Dr. Kahn, and
you are me. We are the same under the skin. It is sad, indeed, that in
this nation we have carnival barker Republican candidates that would
take us back nearly a century when Jews were forced to identify themselves as
Jews by a star of David on their clothing. Trump makes me ashamed.
day when someone forces you to enter your name in a data base or wear a
crescent on your lapel is the day I leave what will be a God forsaken
land that has gone temporarily insane!
THE ANTIDOTE FOR THIS HATRED IS TO KICK
REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE EVERYWHERE AND KEEP THE OVAL OFFICE, THE
SENATE AND THE HOUSE IN DEMOCRATIC HANDS. OVERTHROW ELECTORALLY
REPUBLICANS IN STATE LEGISLATURES. REPUBLICANS ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO
THIS NATION. DO THIS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. GET EVERY DEMOCRAT OUT TO VOTE!