A Muslim Student Tells Her Story of Faith

muslim-americans-2One of the great things about the U.S. Constitution is that it gives people certain rights. The First Amendment states that Americans should have freedom of religion.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

There are many religions celebrated in America — Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and Islam — just to name a few. Many believe that all Americans should follow Christianity or that Christianity should be the only religion allowed in America. If that were the case, then the First Amendment would have to be amended, and if that were to happen, where would it end? Should the Second Amendment be taken out of the Constitution as well?

People were scared of Christians at one point in time and Christianity was outlawed. America has to keep going forward. To outlaw Islam or any other religion because people are scared, will just set America back to the middle ages. There are fanatics in all religions, even in Christianity.

In recent years, Muslims, who follow the Islamic religion, have been targets of hate and sometimes even physical abuse because they are blamed for any terrorist attack that has or will happen. The Ohio State stabbing suspect was described as African American by someone on Facebook and someone replied “I do not think he was” black “…pretty sure that tan skin color was Muslim” and added an angry face emoji after the comment.

Muslim isn’t a skin color.

FULL ARTICLE FROM THE PRESS LEADER 

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