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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 • Posted August 10, 2011

I was quite surprised to see in last week’s paper that the Republican Women and Tea Party have teamed up to present a speaker on Sharia law and the threat of Islam. Do I need to remind readers that there are Americans who are Muslim, some who have fought and died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? This type of rhetoric only serves to divide Americans not bring us together. The information Ms. O’Brien brings is hatred and bigotry veiled as defending our country. It is fear mongering laced with conspiracy theories for profit. Don’t the citizens of Mason have something better to do? Maybe attend a meeting to address one of the real concerns of our town: families living in poverty. I have never seen such an outward display of intolerance in this town. The Mason I know turns out for fundraisers for the sick and to build homes for Habitat, not to listen to anti Islamic rhetoric.

Cindy Morris

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