In the wake of the Brussels terrorist attack and the latest anti-Muslim rhetoric from Trump and Cruz, the Letters to Editor of the Los Angeles Times takes it all on. Here’s a letter from reader Bruce Barnbaum:
“When Muslim attackers in Boston, Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels shot or blew people up, there were immediate calls for, among other things, stopping all Muslim immigration to the U.S., surveilling mosques and patrolling Muslim neighborhoods. But when a white man in Norway killed 77 people (most of them teenagers), there was talk of only a deranged person. When a blond-haired, blue-eyed former soldier named Timothy McVeigh blew up an entire federal building, killing 168 people, nobody called for extra patrols of Christian neighborhoods and churches. When white Christian Americans shoot innocent people in movie theaters, shopping malls, schools, churches or healthcare clinics, nobody calls for special scrutiny of their churches or neighborhoods….
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and all the other Republican also-rans: What’s your answer to this?”