Muslim extremists have claimed American lives

To the editor:

How sad that The Eagle would print a letter as misguided as the one that appeared in this past Sunday's edition, in which the writer pointed out that within our borders, no American has been beheaded by Muslim extremists, then goes on to make the incredibly naive statement that if only the U.S. would pull every American out of the Middle East, everything would be fine.

Apparently, the Boston bombings and the shootings in San Bernardino, Fort Hood, and elsewhere don't count against these extremists, because they were not beheadings. Nor does the savage murder of the Eagle's own Daniel Pearl, who was beheaded, because it took place in Pakistan.

Richard Weinberg, Pittsfield