I have a Muslim friend who wears the traditional clothes of her faith. She was born and raised in the United States, and is a very composed woman preparing to go to USC Medical School.
You cannot believe the consternation she is subjected to when we are in public places. I get very defensive, but she encourages me to not pay attention.
I am very proud of her, because she wears her dupatta as a sign of strength and belief. Her religion focuses on ethics and wholesome living.
Letter writer Ralph Crafton and other individuals with his shared mindset (“Muslim extremists are our current threat,” Oct. 5) should worry more about the covert terrorists who try to assimilate rather than those who embrace their religion openly.