Re: “Van veers into pedestrians outside mosque, 1 killed, 10 hurt” [News, June 17]: In the tragic Finsbury Mosque attack yesterday, the local Imam reportedly shielded the captured assailant from an angry mob until the police arrived, so he would not be harmed. In Portland last month, bystanders lost their lives coming to the defense of a Muslim being verbally harassed by an angry man. In San Bernardino in December 2015, officers of the Sheriff’s Department saved a community from further slaughter by taking out the gunmen.
As an Ahmadi Muslim, we believe in “Love for all, hatred for none.” In these scenarios, terrorism in the name of religion produced heroism in the shade of religion. And that should give us hope that good can conquer evil.
— Ahsan M Khan, MD, President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Los Angeles East Chapter, Fullerton
Hold media accountable
We have to hold the media accountable for the continued violence against conservatives like the recent shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise. Every hate word spoken or implied by those in the media, published by the media or in a play in a park or on TV, is a bullet, knife or vehicle aiming to kill someone in your family or mine. It can and will happen if this hate talk of a duly constitutionally elected president continues. Enough! There are countless good things President Donald Trump has accomplished in these few months. How about focusing on them and treating him like you treated President Obama — ignoring all his negative acts.
— Dorothy Sheldon, Tustin
Too many freebies
Re: “Homeless ‘czar’” [News, June 17]: Susan Price and the Board of Supervisors are having trouble addressing the growing homeless population. After seeing the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on housing, food and other free handouts, it does not take a brain surgeon to see that when you give people free things, why would they even think about getting a job. When a lot of these “homeless” find out that the…