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Sarasota News Leader September 27, 2013 Page 92 OPINION Remember the olden days, when people wrote letters to columnists and addressed their subjects as "Mr." or "Miss"? That kind of correspondence hardly ever got a response, and we did not really expect one. But nowadays, emailing and other forms of chatting make it so easy for us to have E-Buds; the sky is the limit. I wonder what Matt Damon's email is. … I just know we could be great E-Buds. % LETTERS TO THE EDITOR TERRORISTS DISTORT RELIGION'S TEACHINGS To the Editor: sion is "that which you would not have done to you, do not do to others." Mohammed Ali was asked what he thought about the Boston Marathon bomber sharing I'd like to add one other thought to the Golden his faith. He replied, "What do you think about Rule — that which you would not have done Hitler sharing your faith?" to your children, do not do to other children. Terrorists claim to be of one religion or another while, in fact, distorting their religious teachings. Arlene J. Pearlman Sarasota Editor's note: The writer is the founder of The best information about Islam can be the Women's Interfaith Network of Sarasota/ found at the website of Bradenton (WIN). Interfaithalliance.org/Americanmuslimfaq. It's one place to learn. Sitting down with your Muslim neighbor or visiting a mosque would be other examples. Charity Navigator, which tracks all registered charities, recently recognized Helping Hands for Relief and Development, a Muslim charity, as one of the top charities in the U.S. Every religion throughout the world has a similar form of the Golden Rule. The Jewish ver- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Sarasota News Leader welcomes letters to the editor from its readers. Letters should be no more than 300 words in length, and include the name, street address and telephone number of the writer. Letters should be emailed to Letters@SarasotaNewsLeader.com, with "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line. Letters actually printed will be selected based on space available, subject matter and other factors. We reserve the right to edit any letters submitted for length, grammar, spelling, etc. All letters submitted become the property of The Sarasota News Leader.

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