Will Muslim culture damage Whidbey’s?


Just prior to Congressman Rick Larsen’s recent town hall meeting at the Langley Methodist Church, vans brought in Syrian refugees for a potluck. The primary organizer of the refugee potluck sent an email asking attendees to refrain from hugging friends in greeting as they normally would or shaking hands with one of the opposite gender.

And so our normal habits need change in order to avoid offending refugees. Donations were solicited on behalf of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound.

Whidbey Island has always been warmly accepting of our LGBTQ community. For example, consider the Queer Pride Parade in Langley. After much reflection, I’m having a hard time envisioning these extremely diverse cultures thriving in the same environment. Is it likely that we can create a sanctuary city (by whatever name we call it) that welcomes refugees without serious damage to our community as it now exists?



More in Letters to the Editor

Banning all guns isn’t the answer to mass shootings

Editor, In reply to Sharron Gray’s Feb. 3 letter to the editor,… Continue reading

Thankful to community for festival support

Editor, Island Shakespeare Festival presented its first indoor production in January at… Continue reading

Thank you for urging responsible climate change action

Editor, Thank you for your editorial urging responsible action in confronting climate… Continue reading

Irony in Navy, civillian responses to security

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just concluded a two-week drill which… Continue reading

Roundabout isn’t safe solution to traffic

Editor, The Washington State Department of Transportation has not put traffic counters… Continue reading

Concerned with safety of island and country

Editor, I was concerned about the Feb. 7 article “Law will allow… Continue reading

Clarifying a few seed-related facts in article

Editor, Thanks so much to The Record for helping spread the word… Continue reading

Good job county for implementing ban

Editor, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to… Continue reading

Trump’s parade proposal is missing its mark

Editor, When I heard about Trump’s parade proposal, I was reminded of… Continue reading

Most Read