Letter: Misleading mention of play and bomb threat

Members of the separatist group Muslim Khawateen Markaz

Members of the separatist group Muslim Khawateen Markaz burn a poster of U.S. flags during a protest against an anti-Islam movie in Srinagar on September 17, 2012. A total of 17 people have died in violence linked to the film. Photo Credit: Getty ROUF BHAT

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Columnist Cathy Young unfairly connects the Catholic League with Muslim extremists ["Intolerance is old hat, thrives in today's Islam," Opinion, Sept. 18]. In referencing the play "Corpus Christi," Young all too cutely lists the Catholic League's objection to the play after saying its opening was canceled due to bomb threats.

Sure, she rightly noted that Catholic League president Bill Donohue "disavowed the threats," but mentioning our opposition to the anti-Catholic production in the same paragraph as a terrorist threat cuts it a little too close.

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Jeff Field, Manhattan

Editor's note: The writer is director of communications of the Catholic League, a civil rights organization.


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