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Comic fosters wrong impressions and ignorance of Islamic intentions

In the Feb. 27 opinion pages there is a a particularly offensive cartoon depicting the celebration of the anniversary of the "Islamic Revolution" with exploding airplanes serving as the fireworks.

It is quite ironic that on July 3, 1988, a day before the commemoration of another anniversary, it was a US warship, the Vincennes, that provided a gruesome display of fireworks by shooting down a civilian airliner over the Persian gulf. Imagine how distasteful it would be for someone to imply that the American Revolution is observed by blowing up passenger aircraft and that American festivities require killing hundreds of innocent civilians.

Similarly, I resent the insinuation that Islam somehow encourages or condones such acts. It is deplorable that The Tech allows itself to serve as a vehicle for this insidious allegation which is utterly false and totally misleading. It serves no purpose other than to malign and to perpetuate the prevalent misunderstanding about Islam.

Evoking such degenerate imagery is unworthy of a newspaper at an institution like MIT.

Ahmed Biyabani '90->