We keep expecting people to embrace the differences, to love everyone, to accept the diversity of culture and religion, not to be racist, not to hate; However, I believe that one of the things that we do not understand is that part of accepting others is accepting the fact that not everyone will accept everyone else. Regardless of any individual’s belief everyone deserves respect.
I am a muslim that lives in North America, and I love being here I am proud that my daughter is Canadian, I treat those around me with the uttermost respect, love and honesty. I seek to better my community, because here is my home. I only wish the best for everyone here, and I believe the martyrs of Chapel Hill were the same if not better, and many of us feel the same way, yet we are still not treated like we belong. I am not asking for love I am asking for respect and justice.
It aches the heart how unfair and unjust the world is towards such tragedies, it is always the muslims that are at fault.
How in anyones mind could a 19, 21 or a 23 year old student who was full of dreams and ambitions, who was active in the community and wishing for the world to be a better place deserve such an ugly death. How does it not anger the hearts of mothers of teenage kids no matter what their race is? How does it not call out for the humanity in every single human being? How could people dishonour such a catastrophe and mock their death?
I am not one to comment about things that are vigorously posted about on social media, however, the three muslims murdered in Chapel Hill and all what has been posted about them has pushed me out of my silence, May Allah bless their souls and give their families patience and reward, and May their story be a reason for a greater good. There is nothing I can write that could fulfill the depth of agony that this topic holds.