Dear Editor, I am a practicing Muslim, and respecting Jesus (may peace be on him) is part of my faith. The Quran talks about Jesus as "honored in this world and the next" (3:46). Religions are from God to teach humans high moral values. But today, ignorance and extremism are tainting the face of religion and becoming a hurdle between man and God. Hate speech and intolerance can never be a solution to any problem. With the hope that we can together eradicate the forces of evil, I would like to send a message of peace to my Christian brothers and sisters on this Christmas. May we be able to comprehend and utilize the power of peace and compassion to save our world from destruction.