Edward Rieck’s response (2/27 issue) to Mirza Ghulam Haseeb’s letter was disheartening and downright offensive. The horror of September 11th and other terrorist attacks is in no way a justification to harass, taunt, or otherwise denounce all Muslim-Americans – let alone a child.
Shame on him!
Mr. Riecks hides his bigotry behind the American flag. Despicable! He is an embarrassment to what the flag represents and to any true patriot. It is, in fact, Mirza’s letter in the same issue that describes the true essence of patriotism.