[Edgar Hopida is the director of public relations for the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego). He may be contacted at: ehopida@cair.com]

A recent opinion piece by columnist Larry Stirling (“The Blue Scarf Society,” June 27, The Daily Transcript) shows that just as extremist fringe groups can misinterpret the Quran and Islamic law, anti-Muslim polemicists can do so as well. Observations and conclusions that were mentioned in his piece show us that Mr. Stirling is either painfully ignorant about the religion of Islam or is a true Islamophobe.


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