"Not In My Name"
"Not in My Name" has become the cry of the Anti-Daesh Muslim Community
I have to say I was shamed by one of the news stories on our in class news program this morning. The story showed some of the backlash against Muslims taking place in the United State in wake of the Paris and San Bernadino attacks. In Texas, an group of armed Texans protested outside a mosque. In another area, a harassing phone message was left on the answering machine of the office of the Council for Islamic American Relations saying that Muslims were not welcome in this country and hoping they all died in a shower of pigs' blood.
Actions like these on the part of my own countrymen shame me. Since the actions are taken almost exclusively by conservative white men, the same CWMs who flock to Donald Trump rallies, this concerns me greatly. Will they soon be buying brown shirts, or will they opt for faux military camo and denim?
These same CWMs will decry any suggestion of labeling all gun owners as potential mass shooters, yet they label all Muslims as potential terrorists. Have we learned nothing from our own history.
I want to let all the Muslims in the US and the world know that I know they are not Daesh and that the CWMs and Trumpers may speak their vitriol, bigotry and hatred, but NotInMyName .
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