Frank Tarney ’72 accuses senator Rick Santorum of “focusing on only a few atypical Islamic ideas and the actions of only a few Muslims” (Mailroom, July/August). A recent Pew Research Center poll showed that 26% of young Muslim Americans (under age thirty) justify suicide bombing. This means that a few hundred thousand young Muslim Americans justify suicide bombing, not a “few.” Only 9% of older Muslim Americans justify suicide bombing. This seems to indicate an ominous trend in the values of young Muslim Americans.
George Vandervoort ’58