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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 06:43 AM
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12. Very disturbed-and scared
The firebombings of mosques and other harassment is barely reported, and when it is, it is taken as "no big deal", at least by local broadcasters. There is so much ignorance over the faith it is ridiculous! On Saturday, in Springfield MO, I lead the Dances of Universal Peace. Two ladies from Africa came-I found out both were Muslim. They wore blue jeans and shirts, no head scarves, they danced and sang--all things that many Americans think are somehow forbidden by Islam. But to hear some people (like my boss), all of us should "be shipped back where we came from". America would lose a lot of good people if they did (and I guess I'd be in Michigan, which is where I was born).

Know what's really ironic, I think? When I was a Christian, I was asked by other Christians what my denomination was, and sometimes comments were made, like why wasn't I going to THEIR church. With any Muslim I've met, the sect has never come up, and I am made welcome as a sister in the faith. This is a refreshing attitude, imho.
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