Letter: Here’s to hoping Zieve can cast off his fear
The Beacon’s March 29 article on Peter Zieve (“Electroimpact’s Zieve says he’s victim of state’s probe,” Nicholas Johnson) was very informing.
I am a retired cinematographer and director. In more than 30 years, I had the opportunity to experience diverse cultures and viewpoints, both at home and abroad.
Mr. Zieve considers himself the victim in the state’s case of discrimination. There are many victims in this case, and Mr. Zieve, despite his protestations, is not one of them.
The citizens of Mukilteo, his employees, Americans of the Muslim faith, and all of us bear the burden and the damage for Mr. Zieve’s actions.
When I traveled, I was open to new viewpoints, and also found common ground in our humanity. And, I found that there is more the people of the world share together than what makes us different. I have found this in the arid desert landscape of the Middle East and the frozen tundra of the Arctic.
I am happy that Mr. Zieve and Mr. Khan have been meeting. It is my hope that Mr. Zieve can find in his soul the same openness to the world I have found, and cast off his fear and ignorance.