CAIR-CA LETTER TO THE EDITOR: POLL VS. POLL
Editor — Carson Watson (Letters, June 3) needs to remove his blinders to see the reality of Muslims.
Considering that he has a “serious problem” with the revelations of the Pew study, I’m sure he would be much more concerned that 51 percent of all Americans believe that bombing innocent civilians in case of defense are often, sometimes or rarely justified. Further, I’m sure he will also have a “serious problem” with the statistic that 54 percent of Americans still support the use of the A-bomb on Hiroshima, according to a 2005 Associated Press poll (a decrease from 80 percent in 1945). Judging by these numbers, and using Watson’s own flawed reasoning, should one assume that tolerance isn’t an American value? Surely not.
Abiya Ahmed, Council on American-Islamic Relations-Bay Area, Santa Clara