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Terry Donnan, Detroit Lakes, Minn., letter: Muslim nations not as welcoming as U.S.

I am confused, puzzled and dismayed that Rene' and Frankie Clausen (The Forum, Dec. 16) feel that The Forum asking, "Would you object to the construction of a mosque in your neighborhood?" - to me a very straightforward, legitimate question - was...

I am confused, puzzled and dismayed that Rene' and Frankie Clausen (The Forum, Dec. 16) feel that The Forum asking, "Would you object to the construction of a mosque in your neighborhood?" - to me a very straightforward, legitimate question - was offensive, divisive and intolerant. I am sure the majority of American citizens, after due consideration and study, would say OK because we are a generous and democratic country.

That is more than I can say about the present rulers of most Muslim countries, in which you can't look at a Bible; you can be subject to death if you convert to Christianity; and you can't build an Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, etc., church. You can try, but good luck.

Let's ask in their newspapers and on their TV how they would feel about me building a Christian church in Saudi Arabia.

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