Letters to the Editor

May 15, 2015 7:01 PM

Letter: Religious fear

I wish to respond to the article titled “Idaho’s history of religious fear goes back decades” (April 23): This purports to equate current concerns about Muslims and Islam with earlier prejudices against Mormon settlers and Basque Catholic immigrants. This is nonsense. Mormons and Basques did not follow ideologies of intolerance, hatred of infidels, belief in religious law superseding civil law, unwillingness to assimilate into society, submission and persecution and killing of nonbelievers, etc.

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