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Council on American-Islamic Relations
Partnership and tolerance over partisanship
Partnership and tolerance over partisanship

Multitudes of Marylanders are enthusiastically celebrating the  inauguration of our state's 62nd governor, but some others — plagued with reservations and doubt — are skipping out on the festivities. In a stunning upset last November, the Republican Hogan-Rutherford team succeeded in winning the gubernatorial election and turned our historically blue state purple. And some are still uncertain about what the GOP's arrival in Annapolis will bring for our state and our future. I arrived in Annapolis Wednesday for the swearing-in ceremony, admittedly unsure of what to expect. As a proud, life-long Marylander who is also Muslim, many issues weigh on my mind. In...