I can’t believe that the Joplin mosque was burned to the ground. Some prayer rugs didn’t just get burned, we didn’t lose a few Qur’ans. The whole masjid was razed.
Someone came to the Joplin mosque last night at 3:30 am with the intention of wiping it off the map. The loss would be felt even if this was an accident, but we know that the pain is magnified under these hateful and bigoted conditions. During our most holy month, the Islamic community of America has lost a place to pray and a place of peace. But what these arsonists don’t understand is that the real mosques and the foundations of Islam are not in mortar or brick, but wherever the believers are. The foundation of Islam is in over one billion people in this world, in every state, country and language. You might be able to get rid of a mosque, but you can’t get rid of Islam.
”But since we are people of faith we just can remember that this is a thing that happened because God let it happen, and we have to be patient, particularly in the month of Ramadan, control our emotions, our anger.” - Imam Lahmuddin of the Joplin Mosque
Post-racial America? Freedom of Religion? …I suppose so, if you’re a white Christian.
Fuck. Just, FUCK.
I keep getting more and more disillusioned by this country.
I’m at this point where I’m realizing that…I was raised to treat everyone EQUALLY. My parents taught me that humans are humans. No one person, no one religion, no one race was better than anyone else. Even my brother was severely autistic and different and was treated differently by people who just didn’t understand why he’d scream in the middle of a super market, I’d seen that, those looks since before I can remember.
I never really had a conflict or confusion about other kids being different colors, abilities or or even genders or what have you. People were different, yes, but differences never meant “some are better than others” to me.
I’ve realized how…HOW WELL my parents actually raised me.
Now I’ve grown up and the world has shown me that the rest of the country seems to have a huge problem. It’s not even just racial, it’s rich vs poor, it’s christians vs athiest, it’s the growing war on WOMEN…The equal rights movement of the LGBT community having so much trouble getting their voices heard…
It’s just everything is getting shittier, and it’s going against everything I was taught. We’ve had mass shootings 2 weeks apart, and then right after the second one, THIS.
I’m just…UGH. There are serious fucking problems here.