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Awareness spawns understanding of Muslim students

February 14, 2014

When they first began attending Marietta College, several female Muslim students there said students were standoffish and the community members were at times hostile....

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Feb-28-14 8:24 AM

What really strikes me as ironic is that you people are all "for" equality...UNTIL someone disagrees with your agenda. Hence the reason folks like Allen West, Herman Cain, and Thomas Sowell are labeled "Uncle Tom", and Ted Cruz is referred to as "just another illegal Mexican". Those are words straight from YOUR SIDE, not ours. But you know, WE'RE the intolerant ones.

You people have taken for granted the fact that a lot of your voters aren't intelligent enough to see through your tactics. That time is about up. More and more are seeing the true colors of the Democrat party.

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Feb-28-14 8:21 AM

Yeah, that's it. That doesn't even make sense... oh wait...RACIST!!! MISOGYNIST!!! ANY OTHER INCORRECT ACCUSATION THAT LIBERALS CAN COME UP WITH!!!

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Feb-24-14 8:19 AM

It's like I'm arguing with a rock.

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Feb-20-14 10:39 AM

Ugh, you're completely hopeless.

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Feb-20-14 8:11 AM

So to dumb it down for you...

You could walk up to me and call me a filthy ********** who fornicates with flamingos, and there is NOTHING I can legally do about it.

Now, if I chose to punch you in the nose for doing it, then you'd just have to live with the consequences of your disrespectful behavior.

Is that too much to understand?

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Feb-20-14 8:08 AM

The point is, he did nothing illegal...disrespectful, yes, but illegal, no. Therefore, until we're in a full fledged police state, there are no legal consequences. This is what your side is advocating...a police state...where this man would be jailed for a hate crime, even though he did nothing illegal.

The man is free to do as he sees fit as long as it's within the realm of our laws. One day, he may do it to the wrong person and end up in a body cast, but that doesn't mean he didn't have the right to expression.

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Feb-20-14 8:04 AM

If you can't differentiate between stalking, harassment, and free speech, then yes, YOU are the problem with our country.

He shouldn't have done it, but he did nothing illegal, genius.

Good God, the ignorance of the left is unfathomable.

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Feb-19-14 9:56 AM

For stalking? No wonder our country is in the shape it is in.

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Feb-16-14 12:35 PM

Article should have been called "Can Opener" in light of the industrial strength can of worms that was opened here.

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Feb-15-14 1:51 PM

Was good to see Mrs. Palin and Mrs. Bachmann read the Times thread board, but why did they disagree with the posting of Proverbs 4:7, I mean the Bible was written in English right,and the inspiration of the New Testament teaches followers to be tolerant.

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Feb-15-14 12:34 PM

Yes I must tolerate the fact that every suicide bomber has been a Muslim. I also must tolerate the fact that Muslims are now recruiting females as bombers now. I also must tolerate that fact the Marathon bombers were welcomed into this country with open arms, given public assistance and scholarships and we were thanked by 2 young men who killed and maimed numerous people with backpack bombs. You ask for tolerance?

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Feb-15-14 9:35 AM

Tess,I a offer an apology.I support these gals and anyone else that wants to visit the US legally,and NOT have an effect on my life.But if thanyone feels Marietta isnt diverse and tolerant..lets go drop them off on a streetcorner in Detroit or someplace like that and see if they make it out ALIVE.We do well here

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Feb-15-14 7:17 AM

Belgium[edit] On 29 April 2010, the lower house of parliament in Belgium passed a bill banning any clothing that would obscure the identity of the wearer in places like parks and in the street. The proposal was passed without dissent and now goes to the Senate. BBC News estimates that "Only around 30 women wear this kind of veil in Belgium, out of a Muslim population of around half a million."[26] Italy[edit] In Italy, by an anti-terrorism Law passed in 1975, it is forbidden to wear any dress that hides the face of a person. In May 2010, it was reported that a Tunisian woman was fined €500 for this offence.[27] Netherlands[edit] On 27 January 2012, a law was accepted by the Dutch cabinet, banning any clothing that would hide the wearer's identity. Fines for wearing a burqa in public could go up to 380 euros.

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Feb-14-14 10:51 PM

Usually there is a beautiful woman under that dark clothing. Hang tough ladies!

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Feb-14-14 9:52 PM

I can't imagine being a young woman, just 19 years old, thousands of miles away from home and family, and being discriminated against because you are 'over dressed'. I personally consider a modestly dressed 'covered' woman to be more respectable than any teen girl or grown woman dressed in skimpy revealing clothing. Why is it people are so quick to judge a Muslim woman because she wears a hijab or a burka, yet you never hear people complaining about Catholic nuns wearing the traditional habit covering. Also, I am a Christian, and in the Bible it states that a woman should cover her hair when she prays to God.

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Feb-14-14 9:51 PM

It was a man of a non-Christian faith that saved my life by performing a 13 hour surgery,yet I should feel threatened by a garment. Sorry, try another angle. If one were to commit a crime in this area, wearing a berka would probably be the one thing they wouldn't do, drawing attention to oneself while breaking the law would not be prudent....

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Feb-14-14 9:19 PM

Tessie...i wish you well with your move and your future. L.L.& P.

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Feb-14-14 8:59 PM

Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore; get wisdom, and with all thy getting, get understanding. Prov. 4:7

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Feb-14-14 8:05 PM

You misunderstand Slogoin. I'm moving because of people like you, people who are intolerant of those different from themselves, and those who refuse to see that we all have far more in common than we have differences. Can't some of you see that all people have value? Can't you see that these young women felt singled our because they were singled out?

We all must learn to choose our battles and staying here fighting this kind of battle is one I will not win. I don't like losing.

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Feb-14-14 7:40 PM

I feel bad for any soldier that goes through such things, but it's not these people's fault.

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Feb-14-14 7:24 PM

I have never commented on a story, nor do I believe ANYONE should ever be intimated or threatened. However; I must relay another point of view... the point of view of a soldier. Soldiers have risked everything for our country and some that are lucky enough to make it home only to suffer from PTSD. I know one such soldier, who suffers from flashbacks and anxiety because of what he went through in the war. Seeing people of Middle Eastern decent, makes him very uneasy and uncomfortable. Just another perspective... a lot of people don't know what soldiers go through when they return.

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Feb-14-14 4:45 PM

My guess is that the Marietta Times ran this article in the hopes of starting a dialogue among our community members on how we can improve ourselves. I think that is the core here, we, as a community have been shown someplace we are deficient. So we can either start shouting at each other, or work together to make our city more welcoming of all visitors, no matter where in the world they are from. I choose to see this as a positive, and I will work to make my community a better place. All of you can keep nagging at each other.. and just spin your wheels and sink deeper in the muck.

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Feb-14-14 4:01 PM

I realize that, it's why I also said relax... I usually don't comment on anything. I just like or dislike comments... I pretty much know who is full of it and whose not... I also know that people wil dislike ANYTHING just because they can... You could post a comment that says "Pretty" and get 10 dislikes for no apparent reason. I assure you I find this humorous and I am not losing sleep over any of it and I'm not camped out on this site to troll up drama.

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Feb-14-14 3:57 PM

FFCadet28 Don't take anything said or not said online personal it will drive you nuts. People just talk to talk online some vent some are just trolling . Relax Be Happy

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Feb-14-14 3:55 PM

Quick! Everyone to your keyboards! It's tinge for random character assassination! BTW, earlier I said appalachian hillbilly... That is apparently a closed minded and ignorant remark... Forgive me, I should have said back woods area folk... I never claimed to be politically correct, but I assure you that my mother raised me to respect everyone and The Bible to turn the other cheek. I think everyone needs to relax a little. Yes, I am the pot, and thank you, I've met kettle.

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