Level the Playing Field

I was glad to see Sojourners tackle the issue of “The Spirit of the New Islam” (by Rose Marie Berger, February 2009). I could not have been more disappointed in what followed.

Nowhere could I discover a spokesperson dealing with the issue of how the moderate portion of Islam deals with Christianity being allowed to exist as the evangelical religion it is in Islamic countries. The Muslims in our country expect and receive religious freedom here. Do they believe in religious freedom for Christians in Islamic countries? Are they willing to work for the same for Christians in Near East countries? Until they do, I have a difficult time seeing a solution to the tensions that exist.

Paul Meyer, Walnut Creek, California

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