West has obligation to redress colonial past
I concur with the gist of Dr Kevin McCarthy's argument (Write Back, June 10) that political pluralism in Western societies has not produced yet a statesman of the calibre of Muhammad Ali.
However, this could be attributed to the racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and discrimination practised towards ethnic and religious minorities that are so entrenched in Western psyches nowadays; that prohibit Muslims from climbing up the political ladder.
Western societies are riddled with a multitude of societal ills.
Needless to say, they are still shackled with the manacles of conflicting identities and religious animosities.
Western powers have a solemn obligations to redress colonial injustices.
DR MUNJED FARID AL QUTOB