To the editor:
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Anne L. Haehl wrote that Mr. Bush has said on more than one occasion that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. She disagreed with Cal Thomas' argument that they are not the same God because Muslims do not accept Jesus as Lord and says she puts to any reader the case of the Jews.
Well, scripture says Jews (and Christians) worship "the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob" - Adonai Elohim. (Acts 3:13). I believe that Ms. Haehl (and President Bush) offend Muslims by saying they worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Muslims never say they worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! Only secular people who don't study the Bible or the Koran say these Gods are the same. Muslims tell me they worship Allah, the Moon God, not the God of the Hebrews. Ask any Muslim. (The crescent moon and star are recognized internationally as the symbol of the faith of Islam. No other faith uses that symbol.)
Why is it so common, that when someone disagrees with another, (in this case Ms. Haehl with Cal Thomas) he is immediately painted with the "hatred" brush? Can't folks have different opinions without one's motivation being cast as "hateful"? Must we all think identically?
Maybe it's Ms. Haehl who obfuscates rather than Thomas?