During class my professor told a story about one of his many travels around the world. He spoke about his encounter with a young Muslim man. Although, I can’t recall what country he was in. However, I distinctly remember how important being a good Muslim at all times was to him. He believed that his actions were a representation of the entire Muslim community. I was deeply saddened by the story, because I carried that burden for years. The belief that you alone can change the mainstream views of your marginalized community, by being a model citizen.
On that same night I received a news alert, that Trump issued nore executive orders attempting to implement a second ban, through the Supreme court . This time around banning the following six Muslim-majority countries Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen,
Insult to injury
A few days later an attack took place in London, England.
Following the attacks in London he tweeted
Happening on Twitter
That’s right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won’t help us protect our people!
I’M WITH HER
You want to protect the country from a potential threat, however no radical extremist from any of these countries carried out a fatal attack in the U.S in over 10 years.
As this list does Zilch, ZIP, ZERO, to protect Americans from the terrorists that could actualy be real threats to us!
Do I dare ask, what the criteria REALLY is for this BAN??? As a black woman, in America, I already know, but I digress.
I am not going to subscribe or entertain the ideology that supports the mischaracterization of Muslims. And I will not feed into islamophobia masked as “Potential Threats” as it only reflects ignorance.
Can One Bad Apple Spoil the Bunch?
If the product has already been labeled as DAMAGED goods, unfortunately they never stood a chance !
“Nothing is as dehumanizing for Muslims as to feel that their inclusion, their citizenship and their humanity is conditioned by a set of condescending rules, articulated by the White, Christian elite.” Ramzy Baroud