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Feedback: 'Idiot's Guide' recommended

It is all too evident by the two April 12 letters published about Muslims on Whidbey Island that there is a lot of learnin’ to do about the Islamic religion and its people, especially those here in America who follow it.

I feel sorry for those few who have no place in their hearts or minds to connect with one another as fellow human beings, even if we have differences. Many misunderstandings could be fixed if people would come together, let's say in an interfaith meeting at a church, and would actually talk to and meet Muslims from the community. I also recommend a very useful and non-academic book for those who have a lot of difficulty understanding just what Islam is about, but don't want to study all the boring details. The book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam," is available in popular book stores and will clear up a lot of questions people have.

I doubt these letters represent the majority of this community, which I recently visited at the reunion mentioned. It would be too bad to lose the opportunity to know, respect, and care for each other as all the major religions, such as Islam, teach.

Laurie Coulombe


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