With the recent terrorist attacks, it’s no surprise that Americans are scared. So, now would be a perfect time to cash in on that fear and that is exactly what Trump and the rest of the Republicans have been doing.Trump has suggested that registering all Muslims into a separate database, forcing them to wear special ID cards, and having extra surveillance on mosques is necessary to keep Americans safe. Really? Sounds a little Hitler-ish to me.
A young woman by the name of Mawar Balkar has come into the spotlight with her Facebook response to Donald Trump’s latest asinine idea. She posted a picture of herself wearing a peace sign as her badge with a beautiful explanation:
My name is Marwa, and I am a Muslim.
I heard you wanted us to start wearing ID badges, so I decided to choose one for myself. I am not easily identifiable as a #Muslim just by looking at me, so my new badge will let me display proudly who I am.
I chose the peace sign because it represents my #Islam. The one that taught me to oppose #injustice and yearn for #unity. The one that taught me that killing one innocent life is equivalent to killing humanity.
I heard you want to track us as well. Great! You can come with me on my Cancer Awareness walks at the local middle school, or you can follow me to work where it’s my job to create happiness.
You can also see how my local mosque makes PB&J sandwiches for the homeless and hosts interfaith dinners where everyone is welcome.
Maybe then, you’ll see that me being Muslim doesn’t make me any less American than you are.
Maybe if you walk in my footsteps, you can see that I am not any less human than you are.
Salaamu alaikum (Peace be unto you)#NOTINMYNAME
She makes a valid point. Trump and the rest of his band of idiots should walk a mile in their shoes, or at least take a few steps beside them. Maybe then they will realize being a Muslim doesn’t make you a terrorist.
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