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A Letter To The Editor

December 4, 2016
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To the Editor:

 

The irony is painful. Only hours after the Croton “United” Village Board majority was unwilling to support an explicit condemnation of Islamophobia (see the replay of the November 28 work session starting at the 19 minute mark http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?&PGD=crotononhudson&eID=600) in response to a direct plea from Croton’s houses of worship, residents were invited to a village hosted Christmas Tree lighting. As part of an interfaith family, this is particularly saddening.  I can only imagine how it makes our Muslim friends and neighbors feel.In these uncharted waters of discrimination and hatred unleashed across our country over the past few months, it is disheartening that our locally elected officials – especially those who were elected on a platform of welcoming everyone regardless of affiliations – are unwilling to lead with tolerance and understanding.

Maria F. Slippen

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 4, 2016 9:39 pm

    Seems like Croton United is the only group around here with real world common sense.

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