Saturday, January 06, 2007

Letter to Newsday re: Peter "Archie Bunker" King

Respecting cultures a noble act

I have never met Rabbi Jerome Davidson of Temple Beth El in Great Neck nor Faroque Khan of the Islamic Center of Long Island, but I sure would like to ["Islamic group awards rabbi for bridging faiths," News, Dec. 4].

There is much to be learned from people who promote brotherhood, respect and understanding for the culture and customs of others.

I have never met Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) and have no desire to do so. King spews forth a fount of sound and fury, fear and hate, all totally lacking in fact or credence.

In his case, the slander is usually delivered by a hired aide. Should a backlash of indignation occur, the hired aide might be fired and a curtain of deniability would descend, with King behind it. I ask the "Joseph McCarthy of Seaford": Have you no shame?

Steve Engel

Great Neck

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