A facebook “friend” (aka someone who is currently at my old high school who I don’t remember) shared this. I feel sick, and incredibly saddened by the unwarranted hatred and corrosive ignorance.
This is absolutely disgusting. I really feel for all Muslims who are associated by the ignorant with a few nutjobs who know nothing of your beliefs or culture. On the anniversary of that awful day (and every single day), Muslims are demonised and it’s sick, unfair and reprehensible.
I unfriended this guy immediately, but not before sending him a message to the effect that he was a bigoted fuckwit with no understanding of Islam (a religion which condemns murder, and denounces the actions of extremists).
I feel for you, and as we mourn the tragedy of 9/11, I wish to also offer my respect, love and apologies as mainstream media and multitudes of the ignorant and racist perpetuate the image of you as barbaric terrorists. This is UNACCEPTABLE. Please know that we understand and empathize. Know that this kind of bigotry is absolutely out of line, that you are not represented by the actions of the deluded minority that has so unfairly tainted your peaceful religion.
Muslims everywhere, you do not deserve this kind of nastiness and ignorance. Please know that we support you and that Australians and citizens the world over don’t necessarily subscribe to this Islamophobic hatred, or if they do it’s not without the harshest criticism from their smarter and kinder peers.