I am reposting this piece, in light of the horrific events in Brussels yesterday and the backlash against the Muslim community. Almost immediately yesterday, the vile hashtags #StopIslam was trending. Truly disgusting things being said about an entire people and faith, due the actions of radicalized members of Islam. It is deeply disturbing to me, on so many levels! The hashtag #MuslimsForPeace sprung from that, and I support their efforts to bring awareness to Muslims who simply want to worship their religion in peace, and have an equal (or greater) stake in ending terrorism. I hope you will share this piece, or do what you can to bring awareness to the backlash of hate being directed at innocent Muslim families all over the world. We must all stand together for peaceful solutions, to stop ISIS and radical groups who terrorize us all.
*This piece was also featured on Huffington Post this week; check it out here. Please hit the FB Like at the top, to support my work. Thank you!
I don’t usually write about politics, or world issues. If you’ve read my work, it’s generally about parenting, personal change, life. However, the past months have been shocking on virtually every level. Paris, San Bernadino, scenes from Syria and around the world, and the relentless brutality and ideology of ISIS, have dominated the news. It’s hard to tune in and not feel wary; it’s hard to not feel hopeless. How do we avoid terrorism, when it seems to show up in the very places where we live our lives: concert halls, movie theaters, holiday parties, restaurants, and the streets of the cities we live. I am not a paranoid person, but it’s enough to leave even the most stalwart observer, ruffled. As…
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