Wednesday, April 6, 2011

5 Myths about Muslims in America article

I hate reading negative news or stories when I pick up a newspaper, turn on the tv, or read a website. I know there's a lot of hatred and prejudice out there in the world, but I'm sick of seeing stuff like this.

Some days, I feel like we're never going to learn to live together peaceably.

I recently ran across this article on the Washington Post (published last week).

What a great article. I, like many, consider myself one of those (mentioned in the article) who "...see no contradiction between being American and being Muslim..."  If you haven't already read the article, I suggest you check it out. Oh and for the record?: I'm a voting American, and I'm Muslim.

For those looking for a little more humorous news, try this article. (And after you read that, check out Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things.)


  1. Blah, I know what you mean when it comes to these articles or situations that are spewing hate towards Muslims. It's difficult to stomach - but sometimes, I just have to walk away from the media source and go out and connect with people to remind myself that when it comes to basic interaction, people aren't usually so cruel and biased.

  2. I know what you're saying. Reading and seeing this kind of stuff (and actually negativity about south Asia/Pakistan, Islam, or even just in general) really drains me of any positive/creative energy. Sometimes I have to make a conscious effort to avoid it or risk getting sucked down into that negativity.
    (Sorry for my delayed response on this comment.)