Friday, December 9, 2016

Please Stop The Madness And Stop Tarring People.

I was dismayed to read about the attack that took place in Ohio, involving an  18 years old Somali refugee, Abdul Razak Artan.  The single-mindedness, the blind rage and the blind devotion behind the attack had me flabbergasted.   Mr.Artan, probably fueled  by some radical Islamic ideals stabbed several people after crashing his car into another. This was a young man that was a cum laude student and had no previous run-ins with the law.  He was simply a good boy.

Of course, in this age of intolerance and xenophobia that has been brought about by the election, the President - elect rather than calm the waters has decided to fuel the fires by having an incendiary talk at a rally in Ohio in which he calls all non-native born Americans, and others into question.

For many immigrants, the United States is their home.  They bought into the ideals that the United States espouses as being a land of opportunity in which the 'pursuit of happiness' and probably its attainment is somewhat promised.  Now, they are being told that's a fallacy.  We need to remember that there is a reason that the United States is often viewed as the land of immigrants because even though many Americans refuse to accept it, the first British group that came to the United States were immigrants.The Native Americans already resided here.  #fact

But, lest I digress too far off topic.  I will end by stating categorically, there is nothing wrong with loving your religion and following the tenets of your faith but there is something substantially wrong when you find that a subset of your religion endorses terrorism and you choose to continue along that path.  This warning is particularly for immigrants, 'please, stick to the  love your neighbours part of your holy book.   Leave the rest alone because whatever you do, affects the whole United States and a subsection of people who have lived quietly and contributed heavily to the United States economy.'

Furthermore, remember that  any untoward acts that you perform put lives and livelihood of millions of people in jeopardy.  It is important to think before you act. Parents, it is time to put on your parenting panties and PARENT.  This is the time to be on the lookout; keep an eye on what your children are reading, watching, listening to and browsing on the internet. Know their friends because a youthful mind can be easily swayed.

I will end this all by taking a deep breath and saying,  May God Have Mercy On Us All.



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