I’m not going g to defend the Koran, any more than I’d defend every word in the Bible. I’m saying that not all Muslims, especially, perhaps, American Muslims, follow a strict interpretation of the Koran and thus do not deserve hostility. Then you suggest that these friends of mine somehow aren’t authentic Muslims. Do you see the trap this puts you in when faced with vast numbers of people who look like Muslims, behave like Muslims, and consider themselves Muslims - but love this country and the freedom it offers? If you claim they are not “true Muslims,” then you must consider them worthy of your respect! To do otherwise would simply render you a bigot!