Hate, not religion, is the terrorist's creed

July 28, 2011

When I heard about the attack in Oslo, I was terrified it might change government policies affecting Muslims around the world. But then it turned out that the perpetrator was a Christian extremist.

My Christian friends were as astonished and disgusted as was I, a Muslim-American. But the attack gave us all a new perspective.

Hatred is the common factor among all these terrorists, not religion. There is no such thing as a Christian terrorist or a Muslim terrorist — just a hateful terrorist.

Maaiz Khan, Baltimore

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