Backlash against Muslims saddens writer

As November 11 approaches, recall the contribution of hundreds and thousands of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and others

To the Expositor:

I have just noticed online a delightful photo of my youngest granddaughter Fleur having a lovely time at her daycare. The children are all dressed up in their Halloween costumes. She lives in Calgary, Alberta. I wish I could show you the photo as two of the care providers are wearing the Muslim head scarves.

With such a backlash against Muslims since 9/11, I can’t help feeling that their lives have become so much more difficult lately. Every day it saddens me to see cruel and insidious emails, Facebook articles and slogans, circulating over and over again. I do so wish it would stop. I am wondering how our health care system would fare without all of our wonderful caring doctors, nurses and cleaners etc. who happen to be born Muslim. Some being born here, and others as immigrants and refugees who have chosen this country believing it to be a kind and tolerant, as most Canadians are in my opinion.

Remembering also as November 11 approaches the contribution of hundreds and thousands of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and others who fought alongside our troops in both world wars.

Sincerely,

Louise Marselle

Manitowaning