To the editor:
I would like to offer an apology for misquoting Bill O’Reilly regarding his interview on The View. The quote was actually by Brian Kilmeade of the Fox Network saying “All Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims,” while he was defending Mr. O’Reilly’s remarks on The View. Thank you, Sarah Peters, for politely correcting me.
Other responses online were not so polite. I was referred to as a liar. I’m sorry I made an honest mistake having wrote too hastily while listening to the news story on the issue, but I’m not a liar.
I’ll also want to clarify other things in the letter such as the McVeigh and Nichols motive in the Oklahoma City bombings were more political than religious and 324 buildings were destroyed OR damaged in the blast along with the many dead.
I hope I was able to smooth some ruffled feathers, but the whole point of my letter was not to blame all Muslims for cowardly acts of terrorism. According to the National Counterterrorism Center, as many or more acts of terrorism are by non-Muslims than by Muslims. Don’t forget acts by anti-gay groups, white supremacists or the IRA. There is plenty of hate in this world to go around.