From a letter in the Valley News, published in the Upper Valley (Vt. and NH)
Real Teachings of the Koran
To the Editor:
I have never read the Koran. What little I know about it tells me that it does not promote violence. The brutal murder of schoolchildren and teachers in Peshawar, Pakistan — indeed, all violence — is in violation of the Koran’s teachings. I hope people of other faiths and beliefs do not hold all Muslims responsible for this terrorist act. I cannot help but imagine Mohammed holding his head in his hands and weeping in anguish over the acts committed in his name.
Mary Jean Mueckenheim
And, alas, people like her are as common as blackberries, all over the west. They are a very, very large part of our current problem.
And such persons, when one attempts to rub their noses in some of the lurid facts about Mohammed's deplorable life as warlord, robber, conman, supervisor of torturings and mass beheadings, rapist of Rayhana and Safiyya, trader in sex slaves, extortionist, sender-out of hitmen to murder lady poets, etc, or with any number of bloody passages from the Quran or the Hadiths, generally react by resorting to whataboutery, ignoring the Islamic texts and the clear 'fit' between those texts and what the likes of Islamic State are busy doing, and instead making all sorts of sweeping claims about how "the Bible is just as bad or worse"...thereby revealing that they know just as little about the Bible as they do about the canonical texts of Islam.
The key phrase is "what little I know". Yes, very little.
Strangely enough, those first two sentences, indeed the entire paragraph, can be righteously penned by many Muslims as well. Imagination is funny.
Who is this delusional woman? Being dead wrong doesn't seem to slow her down. Did she obtain her vast Quranic knowledge through osmosis? What bilge! Mohammed would hold Mary Jean's head in his hands celebrating the death of another foolish unbeliever.