Kevin McCullough

But the numbers are irrefutable Mr. President, and you should for the sake of your own reputation and the welfare of the nation you work for, sit down with people like Ergun and Emir Caner; brothers who were trained by a devout Muslim father to learn and observe all three traditions of Islam, Sunni, Shia, and Wahhabi. And while Wahhabi is the smallest sect of Islamic practice, it is thoroughly Muslim regardless of your constant classification of it as in some way a "hi-jacking" or "perversion" of Islam.

Wahhabists view themselves as reformers. Similar to the reformers of the Christian reformation the Wahhabi see themselves as getting Islam back to its original roots, original intent, and original meaning. They are by every definition possible fundamentalists in that they see their interpretation as more strictly beholding to the intentions of Allah. They hold their scriptures with higher authority than the other sects and they believe in a worldwide demand to convert the masses or to see them executed.

Continuing to say that these beliefs are not the true beliefs of Islam is akin to saying that the authority of the Bible is not key to the understanding of the most serious core believers of Christianity.

Likewise as Christians move away from the authority of the Bible, both in Catholic and Evangelical circles the less "Christian" they become by definition. Similarly as the Sunni and Shia have moved away from the strictest understandings of the Qur'an and Hadith they are seen by the Wahhabi as less "Islamic."

If anything Mr. President your own National Security team should be taught that Wahhabi are "more" Islamic by nature and that the more Islamic one is, naturally the more radical his beliefs will be as well.

The problem is Mr. President you wish to have it both ways. You wish to say that Islam is peaceful and good, but that you prefer Christianity for yourself.

But by the definition of what constitutes Christianity in its deepest sense you can not do so and faithfully call yourself a Christian.

Jesus Christ didn't call himself "a light, a truth, or a way." He said He was "THE" way.

Yes Jesus claimed exclusivity but he did not tell his followers to go lop off the heads of those who disagreed, in fact he taught them the opposite to feed, clothe, and love those in need.

It is not possible for a Christian to acknowledge Islam as a pathway to truth, for the two worldviews are exclusive to themselves and can not both be seen as authoritative.

Sadly now, in your attempt to have it both ways you have caused people to judge you with suspicion you do not wish, and you have subverted an important truth that is vital to the safety of us all.

No Mr. President I don't believe your a Muslim, but I KNOW the men who killed my friends on 9/11 were, and there are 2 million others who believe, and live as those did.

Not telling the American people the truth does not change these facts.