I have to say, I am only 32 years old. I am not old nor am I young, but I am an American. I was taught to have a voice and an opinion to raise my fist in anger at what I do not believe is right and to hold a candle in the night to show my passionate support when something is done for the “greater good of our people”.
I was taught in school that our first (I mean us pasty white people!) immigrants came to this country to avoid awful religious persecution. What is amazing is that avoidance only lasted so long before we were burning women and a few men at the stake for Witchcraft. After that I think we learned to mask our contempt for the “not normal” by hating them for race, gender, disability, and sexual orientation, and still religion.
The attacks of 9/11 of course brought back so much anger towards other religions, that it has become almost a forgotten memory as to why our ancestors sailed the ocean blue so long ago. Now we talk of Islam and Muslim as though they are an awful disease that we must rid the poor uneducated souls from. People are now raising their fists in anger that a Mosque will be built near the sadness of the World Trade Center. Countries around the world are denying the construction of these buildings.
I, as a proud American. A child of a family of immigrants, am so saddened. With all of the other reasons to raise your fist in the air, and call on our President to lead us, all have to say to this man is, “You can’t really be a Christian, you must be a Muslim.”
I say to this, I DONT CARE! He is no Al Qaeda! It has never been proven that our beloved President had business dealings with family of Osama Bin Laden. He is bringing our troops home from a country we had no business being in. He is finally looking in the CORRECT country. He is passionate about OUR country, our families, our children, our elderly, our well-being. He is a man who has proven over and over again that AMERICA AND AMERICANS are what he is here for.
Is my President a muslim? I don’t know. I know that at the end of the day, history will prove that muslims, islamic and christians have caused an equal amount of death, violence, hate and destruction. I don’t care what God my President believes in, as long as he believes in me.
a salaam alikum…….and God Bless