I was somewhat perplexed by the Sun Journal article of April 24 referring to a forum with Somalis, where Somalis stated that they wanted to be accepted and not assimilated.

Does this mean Somalis wish to live by Sharia (Muslim law) rather than by the U.S. Constitution?

If so, Somalis should not be assimilated into our welfare system, health care system and other various support systems paid for dearly by hard-working Mainers, whose ancestors came as immigrants hoping to be accepted so that they could assimilate and become part of this wonderful unique melting pot that is the American experience.

Albert Aniel, Mexico

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