But in our defense, there has been a very muted response from the moderate Muslim community to the vicious attacks by the extreme fundamentalist wing of their religion on the "openness and welcoming nature of the American people."
If we perceived a loud moderate and open voice from the Muslim community, I am sure there would be strong support for it.
We are hungry to hear a clear message from Islam denouncing the extremists and embracing the open and tolerant attitude that drew Tarin's parents to this country in the first place.
A Karzai takes a stand
Re "The curse of Kandahar," Opinion, July 17
Jennie Green repeats old rumors, leaving readers with a false impression about me.
She omits that while allegations of my involvement in opium trafficking concocted by my political opponents have been investigated, including by two U.S. ambassadors, they have never been substantiated. A recent probe by Afghanistan's attorney general also concluded that I had been falsely accused of land confiscation.