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Sun Feb 12, 2017, 04:06 AM

To Muslim shop-keepers: I'm glad you are in my neighborhood [View all]

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One of my face-book friends wrote this recently. Too good not to share:

To Muslim Shop-Keepers: I'm glad you are in my neighborhood.

That's what I told them. I walked to nearby shops and eateries and said:
I wish you peace, health, and prosperity. I wish an end to this hate. Welcome.
I'm glad you're in the neighborood.

I could do this: It was personal and direct. It depended on me alone, not a vote in Congress.
I could do it, and so I did.

A middle-aged woman in a head-scarf came from behind the counter and hugged me.

An old man smiled, his hands never stopping the work of making sandwiches.

A man peered from behind a display of dried fruit, listening.

Young men, dark-haired heads bent over lunch plates at four tiny tables, looked up.

The waitress, her long dark hair in a ponytail, began to cry. She reached out and squeezed my hand.

A man, one hand on the door-knob, the other holding a heavy grocery bag, turned to me," You give us hope."

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