Islam’s image

Letters in the Daily Telegraph, 1 December 2007:

Sir – Muslim leaders in Britain keep trying to tell us that they are a loving, kind faith. Really? Hindus, Jews, Sikhs, Christians, and atheists, none of them like being offended. Who does? But the only faith that talks of lashings for naming a teddy bear and death for apostates is Islam.

Alastair Muir, Glasgow

Sir – How right Boris Johnson is (Comment, November 29) in appealing for all fair-minded Muslims to speak out against the extremists of their faith: but don’t hold your breath. Didn’t Edmund Burke say: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”?

Brian Foster, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire