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Don't blame all Muslims

Given this nation's history, how can people blindly attack all Muslims in the wake of San Bernardino?

The recent massacre in San Bernardino is horrifying. It has been made even more so, if that is possible, by the apparent relationship of the perpetrators to ISIS ("Fighting an evolving ISIS," Dec. 7).

But that relationship does not justify nor make any less abhorrent the bigoted response of some Americans as evidenced in the hatred they have expressed to the entire Muslim community.

James Holmes killed 12 innocents in Colorado only a few months ago. Before him, there was Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. David Berkowitz, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold and, unfortunately many others — none of them Muslims.

It is unjustifiable to conclude that because some few Muslims commit unforgivable acts that all Muslims should be condemned; it leads to the division of our country, which only serves to increase the likelihood of repeated horrors.

Stanley L. Rodbell, Columbia

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