Re: your Aug. 25 letters on the topic, â€śIslam and its followersâ€?:
The American Heritage Dictionary lists the following definitions:
â€” â€śIslam: a religion based upon the teachings of the prophet Muhammad, believing in one God (Allah) and in Paradise and in Hell, and having a body of law put forth in the Quran and the Sunna.â€?
â€” â€śQuran: the sacred text of Islam.â€?
â€” â€śMoslem (also Muslim, Muslem): a believer in or adherent of Islam.â€?
Of the many thoughts and questions posed regarding what the Quran specifically states, the question simply is, "Can a Muslim who adheres to the Quran be a loyal American?â€?
â€” Marty Lachow, Thousand Oaks