Letters: Oct. 4, 2004

The Struggle Within Islam

"The task of moderate Muslims has become much harder, but we must redouble our efforts to reclaim our faith from those who defile it."

HASAN ZILLUR RAHIM

San Jose, Calif.

YOUR STORY DESCRIBED A BATTLE FOR the soul of Islam between tolerant moderates and hateful extremists who are a threat to all [Sept. 13]. You seemed to link religious piety with violence and terrorism. That is a simplification, and it misses the point that faith and consciousness of God make people, especially devout Muslims like myself, better individuals. My faith teaches me that one day I will...

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