Nolan Finley’s solutions of more baseball and sex to reform a minority of Muslims away from extremism are preposterous (“Ex-jihadist seeks Islam’s Martin Luther,” Oct. 22). People don’t live in a vacuum disconnected from sociopolitical circumstances.

Thus, terrorists such as the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, who pioneered suicide bombings, are secularists, yet countries such as Gambia that are almost 100 percent Muslims do not suffer from terrorism. Also, Muslim organizations such as the Council of American-Islamic Relations have consistently spoken out against extremism, the right for people to be forced to accept Islam to the rights of Muslim women.

Dawud Walid

Executive Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations — Michigan


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