Questioning the candidate.

Author:Panico, Lawrence
Position:Letters - Letter to the editor

In Joshua Berg's interview with Abdul El-Sayed ("Belief in a Shared Future," J/A 2017), the Michigan gubernatorial candidate conveys the same conciliatory tone of superiority often found among the religious. What does being a Muslim have to do with El-Sayed's candidacy, and what does he bring to the body politic, aside from sanctuary status for the state--which several city leaders are already articulating--and railing on Trump and the "religious'" protection of separation of church and state, which is a ruse? How about phasing out religious tax exemptions altogether? Wouldn't it be better to discuss his positions on the radicalization of our youth; providing open...

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