Editorial

Don't play into ISIS narrative

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pundits and politicians need to take a deep breath following an emotionally charged incident such as the terrorist attack on Paris.

It is the fervent hope of the terrorists that Americans and other western powers will overreact and confirm the narrative that the struggle is one in which the west attacks Muslims for being Muslim.

The proposal by some candidates to allow only Christian refugees from Syria in, is understandable but misguided.

The call from Trump to close down mosques in this country defies comprehension if coming from someone who should have a basic understanding of one of the founding principles of our country - that of religious freedom.