Letter to the Editor:
Your article about Michael Dickey, who made anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim comments about a young Muslim woman in town and then tried to pull her headscarf off, is extremely misleading. His mother’s comment that “it was kindergarten stuff” reveals a shocking level of ignorance about the meaning of veiling among Muslim women.
Having your headscarf removed by anyone, especially a strange man under these circumstances, is a serious offense.
Your newspaper should counter this story by doing an informative series of interviews with Muslim women to educate our community.