In the 1500s, a Sufi Muslim wrote that Jihad cannot be fought against others, the holy war against evil is a war each man fights within himself everyday^.Since the men who bombed the race were revealed as Muslims, I have heard three Muslim clerics quote the Quo’ran where it says, “whoever slays a soul, unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it is as though he slew all men; and whoever keeps it alive, it is as though he kept alive all men”.^It is argued that since this verse IS directly aimed at the “Children of Israel”, it doesn’t apply to Muslims. I have not talked with any Muslims who agree that Muslims are absolved.^My “Imman” a prophet mentioned in the Quo’ran, is Jesus of Nazareth. He told me to forgive those who would harm me. He also said, that which you do to the least of them, you do for me, that which you do not do for the least of them, you did not do for me."^Islam was given a black eye by the actions of two angry, manipulated, and very stupid men. America was given a black eye a couple of days later when a large man walked up to a Muslim woman pushing her small child in a stroller, punched the woman, and then insulted her with vulgarities.Christianity is given a black eye every time we condone such actions by either encouraging them, or remaining silent when we witness them.^One reason I truly hope I am right about an afterlife is because of all of the hateful mean spirited people from every religion and denominational subset of those religions who feel it is God’s Will that “sinners” be verbally and/or physically/socially/emotionally abused in God’s name, whatever that name may be. I want to find out if I’m right to err on the side of love and compassion as the religious writings I’ve read seem to say, or if those who were quick to throw the first stone are the ones who were right.One thing is certainly for sure…We are either going to find out what the truth is when we die, or, if the atheists are right, we’re not going to care. See you on the other side.Respectfully,Hopefully,Faithfully,C.