Walsh’s de­fense of Mus­lims

The Denver Post - - PERSPECTIVE -

Re: “Colorado is an open, wel­com­ing com­mu­nity for all,” Dec. 20 Per­spec­tive ar­ti­cle.

On be­half of Colorado Mus­lims, I want to thank U.S. At­tor­ney John F. Walsh for stand­ing up for hu­man­ity.

Walsh wrote, “But even as we act force­fully on the very real threats that do ex­ist, we also have to be sure that our le­git­i­mate fears do not cause us to re­act against an en­tire group of law-abid­ing peo­ple: the mem­bers of our Mus­limAmer­i­can com­mu­ni­ties.”

Un­for­tu­nately, th­ese days some peo­ple want to cre­ate walls of ha­tred be­tween hu­man beings. But we can make a dif­fer­ence by show­ing re­spect, care and com­pas­sion for one an­other and tear down th­ese walls.

We are proud ofWalsh for his stand and are thank­ful to him.

Muzaf­far J. Shah, Den­ver The writer is pres­i­dent of the Colorado Mus­lim So­ci­ety.

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