I am extremely proud of my association with good, beautiful Muslim people. Sadly, every group has radicals and extremists. Conversely, every group has a majority of kind, good people whose main desire is to provide the necessities for their families and loved ones.
To those sign-carrying protesters saying, "Say no to Sharia law," I also say no to Haredi (ultra Orthodox Jewish law). Both are extreme. I choose to live in a democracy, not a theocracy. Let's work on building coalitions and bridges between all faiths.
Joseph M. Varon, West Hempstead
Editor's note: The writer is the past president of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council.