Shame on Tancredo


Rep. Tom Tancredo (R—Col.) said that if terrorists used a nuclear weapon against us, we should bomb Mecca. His comment is wrong, and he should apologize for it.

We should not punish nearly a billion people by destroying their holy site, just because some extremists detonate a nuclear weapon in the US. We can distinguish between average Muslims, extremists, and a harmless belief that Mecca is holy. Wisdom is the best policy, and Tancredo did not use it.
James M. Arlandson   7 20 05