Extremists in all faiths

LETTER

Re: Extremism kept quiet . . . May 3 letter.

Nice to receive a polite criticism. Thank you Martin.

I understand the concern over the diversity of views within Moslem communities, particularly on women’s rights.

In my last piece, on our writer’s concerns over the barbaric practice of stoning, I pointed out the Quran does not mention stoning for any crime.

But the Quran features the Jewish and Christian Old Testament story of Lot and the destruction of Sodom, and says male homosexuality is a sin.

The restrictive injustices imposed by the Sultan of Brunei and elsewhere against their citizens are laws imposed by men, not “Allah” (God) or prophets.

So let’s not blame the religions. Fundamental extremism exists in all faiths.

With a world divided in turmoil, with unimaginable injustices being perpetrated everywhere, it is time to cease squabbling, to break down those barriers and to all work for peace.

Bob Hughes

Re: Extremism kept quiet . . . May 3 letter.

Nice to receive a polite criticism. Thank you Martin.

I understand the concern over the diversity of views within Moslem communities, particularly on women’s rights.

In my last piece, on our writer’s concerns over the barbaric practice of stoning, I pointed out the Quran does not mention stoning for any crime.

But the Quran features the Jewish and Christian Old Testament story of Lot and the destruction of Sodom, and says male homosexuality is a sin.

The restrictive injustices imposed by the Sultan of Brunei and elsewhere against their citizens are laws imposed by men, not “Allah” (God) or prophets.

So let’s not blame the religions. Fundamental extremism exists in all faiths.

With a world divided in turmoil, with unimaginable injustices being perpetrated everywhere, it is time to cease squabbling, to break down those barriers and to all work for peace.

Bob Hughes

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G R Webb - 16 days ago
Without being a portent of doom, when has the world not been divided in turmoil? Human ingenuity gets us out and will continue to do so.

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