I was disappointed when I read "Security sacrificed for political correctness" by Jack Kelly (Opinion, Jan 4), who implied that we should "connect Islamist terror with Islam."

As a former Marine and Green Beret, he should have learned from our experience in Iraq where, were it not for our alliance with the "Sons of Iraq," the insurgency would still be raging wild. Declaring war on a religion with more than 1.5 billion followers is not only realistically unwinnable, but also morally reprehensible.

Undoubtedly there was something that led Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to want to kill himself and many others on an American airliner. I don’t know exactly what that something is, but I can take a good guess. Maybe it is the billions of dollars that we provide to Zionists who use the money to murder Muslims in Palestine. Or perhaps it’s the blind eye we turn to Muslim dictators in almost every Arab country.

The problems in the Muslim world are complex, but the solution from an American point of view is a simple one. We should never put ourselves in a position where we have to be blamed for other people’s mistakes.

Mohammed ArarForward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq

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