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June 23, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 06/23/2014

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Referencing Charles Haynes’ Religious freedom trumps Islamophobia: Curious, I read Zealot by Reza Aslan, which led me to another book he wrote,” No god but God.”

Like many, I was afraid of the word Islam because of its link to terrorism, 911. What I learned in the end is that Islam began as a pure and simple way to know, in the most pious way, God.

There was a break-away group that truly brought shame on Islam. Today it is sometimes hard to tell the true believers, but those who believe in the true language of Islam need to be given a chance to grow in their faith.

I appreciate Charles Haynes for a great article on the acceptance of Islam down there in Tennessee.

Nancy A. Davidson

Traverse City

What’s more important?

Does it upset any other readers that this administration will spend your money (and our U.S. Congressman needs to take his time to fight it) on curtains to cover the windows and now the removal of those windows in VA hospital chapels when those dollars could be spent on hiring more staff and doctors to treat the soldiers who have kept this country safe? It appears to me that political correctness and appearances are far more important than people.

Mary K. Millross

Traverse City

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