Brave Muslims from Google Public Domain
This Muslim man is very brave to be on the internet. I heard from a American born teacher of Muslim heritage , how she feared coming to school after 9/11. She was so afraid that parents would have their students pulled from her class. It didn’t happen because everyone knew she was not a terrorist. But she was fearful just the same.
This week, I have talked to a Muslim I have known for years and years. He is very devout , and we have been friends for years actually since he was a student in the United States. I had his friends and him to our house for meals and discussions on various topics including how our beliefs are alike and different. I requested Muslim students to befriend as I wanted to show kindness and friendship after we had been treated so warmly in Egypt. A thank you for the meals and welcome we were given in a Muslim country.
Also, my FB friend from another Muslim country does not believe in these extreme tactics done in the name of his religion. We all agree on the fear and unease that these events put in our hearts. The refugees must be feeling the same way when abandoning their homes.
I don’t want a national registry for Muslims which is right out of the Fascist Nazi playbook when they registered the Jews. I do not want the Syrians put in camps as the US did in World War II to the Japanese people who were living in the the US. People fail to learn from history and past mistakes and that is when history repeats itself.
May respect, cooler heads, and compassion on all sides, prevail on this earth.