Letters, May 7, 1979

Islam's March

To the Editors:

That old refrain about the glory of Islamic contributions to world civilization during the Middle Ages [April 16] is getting tiresome. What have they given the world since then? It doesn't wash! No, the retrogression has been pronounced for 700 years, and your kindness to Islam as a civilizing faith is not warranted by recent events.

Myron S. Rudd Cincinnati

Just back from living in Egypt, I was very pleasantly surprised by your open-minded, sensitive, even courageous reporting on Islam. I was inspired by what I saw of the Islamic way,...

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