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All mass killings are condemned

Candles are lit among mementos at a memorial

Candles are lit among mementos at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 17, 2012. Credit: Getty Images

The writer of “Muslims don’t commit most mass shootings” [Letters, July 3] just doesn’t get it with respect to the potential catastrophe that much of the world faces.

Contrary to the letter writer’s view, there has been much condemnation and concern over all mass killings, not just ones in which the shooter has a Muslim-sounding name. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in 2012 broke the nation’s heart, as did others.

Does the writer understand that there is a segment of the Muslim population whose leaders proclaim that they intend to kill westerners in soft targets all over the world? This amounts to thousands of people willing to kill us because of who we are.

Is it any wonder that when there is a Muslim connection to a mass killing, emotions go into high gear?

Walter McCarthy, Massapequa


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