To the Editor:

This is an invitation to people who are interested in learning about something new, and meeting people who may be different from anyone in your social circle. Othman Atta, Executive Director of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, and several of his students from the Salam School will share their perspectives on Islam and their lives as Muslim Americans at Lakeland College Bradley Fine Arts Center Auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tue., Feb 12. They will open the discussion up for questions for most of the evening. Mr. Atta was on a panel of speakers at the Wisconsin last summer. Several Plymouth attendees came back with rave reviews. A group will be carpooling from First Congregational, UCC located on 67 S. next to Suchon’s Funeral Home, meeting in the parking lot at 6:15.

Our county continues to grow more diverse. From reading past letters, and seeing some e-mail, I believe we have a hopefully small group of people who are afraid of this diversity. I do not listen to conservative talk radio, but I have perhaps a bias that it likes to feed this fear to keep an audience. I keep my radio on 90.7 FM or 91.7 FM because I can hear both sides of an issue. To listen at home, I go to wpr.org on my computer.

If you are wondering why our church is interested in learning about Islam, you need to look no further than Jesus’ words to love our neighbors. In order to do that, I think we should get to know them.

Deb Klock

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