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Stretch a little
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Several years ago I sat in a regular meeting of homeless service providers when most of the participants suddenly switched from speaking English to Spanish. "This is great," I whispered to the Latina next to me. "Yeah," she whispered back,"You Anglos need to stretch a little."

I offer the same "stretch a little" advice to Walt Soltys, who simplistically defined "the difference between we" peaceful Christians and "them" rioting Muslims ("Bagley unscathed," Oct. 31). The Muslims I know from graduate school, board memberships and work associations are more busy building a healthy society than trying to tear it down. There is, however, the hijab-wearing green belt in my taekwondo class who could break a clavicle without any effort, but she chooses to spend her time being a wife, mother and registered nurse.

Kay Denton

Salt Lake City

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