There's a difference between threatening tweets and actual violence

October 01, 2012

What a stretch it is for you to compare the anonymous threats responding to Katie Moody's tasteless tweet about the death of Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith's brother to the violent actions perpetrated by Muslims around world in reaction to a silly Internet trailer ("Offensive tweet, outrageous response," Sept. 27).

There is a huge difference between posting an anonymous threat and the actual violence that occurred in countries all over the world.

I am not trying to minimize the stupid ravings of people on social networks, but it seems that you are minimizing the actual deeds done by fundamentalist Muslims over cartoons, drawings, books and YouTube videos.

Jay A. Caplan, Baltimore

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