Fear Ignorance, Not Muslims

I want to express my deepest condolences to all the families and friends grieving over those lost in San Bernardino this week. My prayers are with you all.BLACK RAINBOW

As a Christian, I also want to lift up in prayer all Muslim-Americans who, like me, are sickened by what is happening in this country.

An Op Ed in the NY Times said it so well:

“Muslim-Americans, like other Americans, are horrified by the massacre and frightened at the prospect of terrorism striking here. They also carry a separate burden, having lived for years under the suspicion that ties them, broadly and unjustly, to criminal atrocities committed by killers linked to Islam. Many Muslim-Americans were doubtless concerned their own safety would be threatened by those driven by fear and hate. The mass shooting in San Bernardino may give rise to more fear, but murderous gun rampages, an everyday occurrence in the United States, have been set off by workplace resentments, anti-abortion and anti-government zealotry, paranoia, suicidal megalomania, various other forms of sociopathy, and by no evident reasons at all.

There is nothing wise — particularly from a law-enforcement and security perspective — about the urge to isolate and stigmatize Americans of any faith or heritage.”

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About susansplace

Widowed in 2012, I am a mother and grandmother. Born in San Francisco, I now live in the town I grew up in: Mill Valley, California. I love nature photography. Just an amateur but that's OK! My goal: world peace. Got any ideas?
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3 Responses to Fear Ignorance, Not Muslims

  1. Kay says:

    Thank you, Sue, for your kind words, especially for our peace loving Muslim-American sisters & brothers. And the editorial quote from the New York Times.

  2. susansplace says:

    You are welcome, Kay! I encourage you to share this, or write your own, to everyone you know! What else can we do to stop this insanity? Any ideas?

  3. Trish says:

    I too thank you for your thoughts and for sharing the New York Times article. We need to lift our fellow Christians in prayer, so that they can come to embody the teachings of Christ; i.e.. that we love God and that we love others (Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists ,etc.), as ourselves. It saddens me to hear so little charity from those who profess to be disciples of Christ.

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