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originally posted by: Nyiah
Honestly, we're MI n00bs with a little over a year of residency here in W MI, but this is a far, far more peaceful population than any of the southern ones are, and especially more so than Florida was (our former home state) It doesn't appear to have squat to do with any militias or gun-lovin' types, either. People simply respect the crap out of each other here as a matter of...dignity, I suppose, for the lack of a better way to describe it. Honest to god, it's like a whole 'nother country up here. Maybe proximity to Canada has something to do with it XD
There's many Muslims in my area, no one seems put off or threatened by them, nor do the Muslim neighbors seem to feel apprehensive in return.
JHN, my brother lives near Dearborn, and has spent much time there. He swears the "bad Muslim city" image out-of-staters have is bogus and that he's never, ever felt unsafe there.