Letter: Efforts to build a Muslim house of worship should be fully supported

I applaud Lisa Pampuch’s recent opinion column in your
paper,

Mosque in San Martin? Let’s learn from history.

Dear Editor,

I applaud Lisa Pampuch’s recent opinion column in your paper, “Mosque in San Martin? Let’s learn from history.”

The construction of a mosque in San Martin should provide us with the perfect example of how our founding principles faithfully protect the rights of minorities to property, assembly and religion.

Our enduring Constitution was specifically designed with the knowledge that majorities can become oppressors of the rights of minorities, which calls for the strict adherence to our fundamental values in spite of fervent majority opposition.

Opponents of the San Martin mosque should join the tireless quest for the defense of liberty, freedom and property by supporting the construction of a house of worship in San Martin, be it a house of worship for Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and yes, even Muslims.

What a shame that Ms. Pampuch’s Jeffersonian proclamation that the American Constitution applies equally to us all must be published in the “opinion” section of a newspaper.

Junaid Sulahry, University of Akron School of Law

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