To the Editor -
In this holiday season, I ask my fellow Muslim-Americans to protect our nation from misguided Muslims.
Last Christmas, we witnessed an uncanny yet still chilling, “underwear bomb” on a Northwest Airline flight.
In May, authorities foiled a Times Square car bomb plot and, most recently, an alleged bombing at a crowded Christmas tree lighting in Portland, Oregon.
I belong to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a Muslim group that opposes any violent notion of ‘jihad.’
We have been at the forefront in distributing thousands of fliers in person and often door-to-door to spread the message of ‘Muslims for Peace.’
It is a campaign to let people know that the moderate voice of Islam is alive in America and that we are devoted to safeguarding our nation.
I iterate the wisdom of our government leaders in having each of us serve as watchful eyes with the motto, “If you see something, say something.”
On our guard, we will do our best to thwart extremists from ruining the holidays or any other occasion in our country. We are Muslim-Americans for peace.
Sohail Husain, MD – Yale University School of Medicine
Vice-President, Connecticut Chapter and Member, Muslim Writers Guild of America
USA Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Youth Organization, Meriden, CT 06451
Posted Dec. 22, 2010