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IN THE MAIL: Hatred knows no bounds, doesn't discriminate

SAN FRANCISCO -- Having grown up in Grand Forks and now living on the West Coast, I can't believe what I am reading in the Herald about the anti-Semitism on the campus of UND.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Having grown up in Grand Forks and now living on the West Coast, I can't believe what I am reading in the Herald about the anti-Semitism on the campus of UND.

I was born in the mid-1960s to a father who had risked his life in Europe during World War II in order to stop this kind of hatred from spreading all over the globe. Kind of strange that he would go through all of this and then come home to a place where we had put all of the American Indian people on reservations and then went on to name a hockey team after one of their tribes .?.?. but I digress.

Growing up in Grand Forks, I never even met someone of another race until I went away to basic training, unless you want to call the Irish and the Norwegians different races.

If somebody wants a reason to hate others, let them come visit my new home, San Francisco. If these idiots think being Jewish is enough of a reason to hate someone, they'd have a field day on the West Coast. And the fun part is, they wouldn't have to be cowards and do this under cover of darkness; they could probably get elected to the board of supervisors here.

But beware: Many people will hate them just as they seem to hate the Jewish people. "Why?" you may ask. Why not? I'm sure people could find a reason to hate them just as a lunatic dictator in the 1930s found a reason to despise a whole race.

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Maybe it's the way they look or the way they talk. Maybe it's their religion. Whatever: Someone would manufacture a reason to hate, just as they have.

The anti-Semites at UND should come out from the cover of darkness and visit the big, bad world. I can't hate them because of their views or their cowardice, but I can certainly pity them.

Mike Murray

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