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the Islamic Congresss president Mohamed Elmasry Mr Elmasry said there are bad Muslims just as there are bad Christians and Jews We treat them as such and so should you But Islam is a religion of peace Muslims have a religious duty to be tolerant of other faiths and other ideologies Mr Elmasry said journalists need to differentiate between the peaceful teachings of Islam and the claims of some Muslim extremists that their actions are justified by their interpretations of Islam He likened the situation of Canadian Muslims today to that of Canadian Jews 50 years ago Jewish children were being wrongly called Christ-killers just as Muslim children are called terrorists today In their letter to the editor in the April 27 issue of the College Hill Independent Jumana Musa and Shadi Nahvi made some excellent points They rightly asserted that the Western press tends to portray Arabs and Muslims according to stereotypes and these myths persist partly due to Western popular ignorance about Arabs and Muslims Since the Muslims students at Brown condemned the bombing of a Tel Aviv bus last year I am learning to separate the handful of Muslim and Arab extremists who commit terrorist attacks against Israeli and Jewish civilians from the millions of Muslim believers who do not participate in this violence and sometimes express opposition to it Since I began interacting with Muslims students through the kosherhallal meal plan this year I am changing my perceptions of Muslims and seeing them as people instead of abstractions I think that many many people in the United States and in western countries in Europe are afraid of a monster called Islam And as the honorable Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said it is an insult to consider the whole of Muslims to take them into one side and make them extremists Really it is not correct It is a little bit insulting What is the definition of
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