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In This Issue: More Of A Baboon Than A Chimp – Perigo On Islam

More Of A Baboon Than A Chimp

Re "Hard News"(which I enjoy & respect) and the headline "The President is a Chimp" :

Chimps, whether Pan troglydytes or paniscus, have quite a lot of social and political couth (try reading Franz de Waal.) I suggest to Russell, respectuflly, the header should read "The President Is A Baboon."

Aside from anything else, this removes us from any taint of distant cousinhood.

Cheers
Keri

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Perigo on Islam

Lindsay Perigo's denunciation of Islam ( "The Death of Pim Fortuyn" 9 May) is offensive to people of faith and tolerance alike. He clearly knows nothing about Islam and displays the same extremism that he seeks to condemn.

Stephen Jacobi


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