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Adam O'Boyle • 13 March 2006

I am an Irish convert to Islam and after listening to the piece on The Last Word with Matt Cooper I felt it necessary to allow you to see an article written by a leading Islamic scholar.

This is a balanced piece written for consumption by Muslims however you may find it interesting. I am personally disappointed by your publishing of the cartoons but then I am not your keeper. I believe in free speech, many people died in order to attain it, and I feel they would be disappointed to see that right used as a method of ridicule or worse as a medium for lies.

The Prophet Mohammed is well recorded in history so his story is easy found. He was not a terrorist so any articles or cartoons depicting him as such are fictional. It is correct that there are problems in areas in which Muslims live but you will find that these are caused mainly by either customs which are not from Islam such as genital mutilation or sects of Islam (wahabbism) which hold extreme and narrow interpretations of Islam which are very distant from the reality of Islam which has existed peacefully for 1400 hundred years.

I would be delighted to hear from you regarding your thoughts on the article below or if you have any further questions relating to the true Islam which I studied that does not get much media time because it is mainly peaceful and does not over react.


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