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March 26, 2017
Our colleague, a Muslim, was going to give a lecture about her religion at the community center, so a bunch of us went out to support her.

One friend mentioned the possible risks our colleague was taking, speaking up about Islam in a rural area during intolerant times. Our colleague is already subject to harassment just for walking down the sidewalk.

She imagined out loud the overlap in the Venn diagram of "people who think it's appropriate to verbally abuse someone for her religion" and "people who think it's necessary to carry a firearm everywhere," which, she imagined, was significant.