I’m baffled by blogger Pamela Geller’s attacks against Naif Al-Mutawa as he attempts to give Islam a human face through comic books and an accompanying television series [ “The heroes complex,” Style, Oct. 12]. Her outrage at Islam’s purported misogyny, oppression of other religions and “bloody violent history” could apply equally to my own creed, Catholicism. Has she not heard of the Inquisition, the Reconquista or the church’s obstinate refusal to consider female priests? There is also a long history in other faiths of religious atrocities, from the slaughter of Muslims by Hindus to the decades-long abuse of Palestinians by Jews. When it comes to bad behavior, there’s nothing very special about Muslims.

Chris Hennemeyer, Silver Spring