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Violence not the fault of pastor

THERE was no "gross misrepresentation of Islam" in my response to Gary Spedding (Write Back, May 30), merely paraphrases of the words of the Koran.

The words of the Koran are the essence of Islam and I merely sought to correct his flawed analysis, where he laid the blame for violence against Christians at the feet of Pastor McConnell, which amounted to weak inference at best and falsehood at worst.

His thinly-veiled ad hominem attacks are no substitute for argument.

Non-Muslims (including Christians) have been attacked around the world and throughout history with ongoing regularity not because of statements by Westerners, but because of Islamic scriptural warrant.

DAVID IRELAND

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