In the face of the news of the attack in San Bernardino, American Muslims are becoming victims of fear and hate.
Today in a store while shopping I saw a middle aged woman wearring a head scarf and shopping with her head down. She looked so forlorn and alone. I approached her and asked if she was a Muslim. She looked up startled and shyly said yes. I asked her if I could give her a hug. With tears in her eyes she said yes. As we hugged in the aisle of the store she sobbed quietly and said,"We are not all like them, you know." I nodded and replied, "Neither are we."
If each of us is willing to show caring and concern for our fellow citizens...even just one at a time...we can prove to those who would try to terrorize us that we are stronger than their attempts to try and make us hate!
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