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By Norm Luther

Religion and politics are oil and water


To the Editor:

My month-ago letter regarding Islamic state (ISIS) recruitment received a response alleging kowtowing to ISIS. This misinterpretation clearly indicates the need to further detail my letter’s intent.

The ISIS recruitment videos featured Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from the U.S., and Ted Cruz had mentioned carpet-bombing of enemy-controlled areas, revealing examples of the two Republicans’ bigotry and disregard for innocent civilian life. My assumption was (is) those attitudes are un-Christian and un-American, portraying us as similar to ISIS—a recruitment argument for ISIS—rather than separating us from ISIS.

Although not evident from these two Republica...

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