In these fearful times we must be mindful of the direction we go and of the actions we put in place. With all the talk of terrorism we seem to have selectively chosen to forget Timothy McVeigh, who in 1995 blew up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168, which included 19 children. This man was a white American who had received five awards for his service in the Army. Ted Kaczynski, the Unibomber, killed three and injured 23. There are more white Americans who have inflicted terror on people. A knee-jerk reaction to punish a whole group of people because of their religion is not a solution. We W.A.S.P.s (a person descended from Northern Europe, usually Protestant stock, forming a group often considered the most dominant, privileged and influential in American society) need to remember that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Debbie Moore, Boise