Resist Irrational Fears


Regarding "Muslim Woman To Lead College Holocaust Center" (June 17), we must not give in to irrational fears and inapplicable stereotypes.

In an era when we decry Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust, how can we be against a Muslim woman who wants to promote Holocaust research and education?

We should not be afraid of the news that Dr. Mehnaz Afridi will be the next head of the Manhattan College Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center. Her credentials are superb, her passion is apparent, and her aim of spreading Holocaust education to the Muslim world and beyond is admirable.

We should not be fighting her appointment. We should be searching for more people like her to study and teach about the Holocaust.