What used to be written on bathroom walls is now headline in newspapers, what was hidden inside their liberal racism is now flashing on my friends foreheads; hating and demonizing Muslims now going mainstream.
An explosion of lies, filth and Islamophobia is spreading on social media, rallies and inside the White House. Hating Muslims is the new patriotic mantra for millions of Americans. “Burn the Quran“, “Kill Them All”, “Terrorist go home” chants, signs flashing at anti Muslim rallies and in our neighborhoods. Muslims are now the evildoers behind all the world’s problems apparently, hating and humiliating them becoming a civil duty.
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Notes from America: Ramadan – a personal reflection
By Ahmed Tharwat
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began last week. This fasting month is observed by millions of Muslims around the world, unless you are in China, where anti-fasting cops resort to force feeding observing Muslims in public. The number of hours that Muslims must fast will vary based on where they live. In a country in the northern hemisphere, like Denmark, there is a whopping 22 hours of fasting time. I fear there will be some very angry Muslims over there. However, in the southern hemisphere, Argentina has the shortest fasting day with only 10 hours. In my own state, Minnesota, there are 17 hours to endure and summer temperatures often reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit (about 32 C). This would make even Representative Michelle Bachman (R/MN)—who is known for her anti-Muslim sentiment–feel for Muslims.
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