Abdul Sallaj's letter to the editor in Friday's issue of the Spectrum is, I admit, a triumph in creative writing, but little else. His letter regarding the Mideast is such a fascination to me, since it is utterly devoid of facts and common sense. In the absence of anything constructive to say, he resorts to a shock-value tactic which is mindless, ignorant and dangerous. Who benefits from such a letter? Who benefits from a ferociously-outlined, ill-informed opinion whose sole aim is that of further aggravating things?