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Extremists don't show the true face of Islam

Once again, Dr Munjed Farid Al Qutob (Write Back, December 23) bravely defends Islam from the simplistic statements by hard-Right nationalists that every Muslim is a potential extremist just waiting for the opportune moment to attack innocent Western citizens.

These type of xenophobic utterances are no more true now than when I lived in England in the 1970s and was subjected to the National Front's 'Paddy' theory, dictating that every Irish person was either a covert IRA operative or a sympathiser.

DR KEVIN MCCARTHY

Kinsale, Co Cork

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