It was grossly irrational for Anti-Defamation League national President Abraham Foxman to lump Pamela Geller with Patrick Buchanan and Rev. Louis Farrakhan (“Russell Simmons’ Blind Spot For Bigotry,” Opinion, March 16).

I might be one of the few people who can say that they have attended 13 Farrakhan events as well as seven events where Geller has spoken. Geller uses facts, history and actual examples of rhetoric or incidents to sound an alarm about a clear and present danger facing Jews, Christians, America, Israel and the West: practitioners of extremist Islam. Farrakhan fans the flames of this extremism and is an extremist himself. To put it simply: Geller tells the truth about radical Islam. Farrakhan lies about Jews and Judaism.

We need more Pamela Gellers, and Foxman is quite wrong in castigating her.

Philadelphia