Republican presidential candidate and frontrunner, Donald Trump, was recently bombarded with ridicule as he was accused of being a modern Nazi because of his plans to ‘rule out’ Muslim violence through the use of special IDs for believers of Islam.
The story originated from a well-conceived ploy of ‘connect-the-dots’ when Trump participated in Yahoo! Profile in which he was asked (indirectly), if he would ‘require registering Muslims in a database or giving them a form of special identification that noted their religion.’
He evaded the question, but the Yahoo! reporter, Hunter Walker, translates Trumps silence to ‘He wouldn’t rule it out.’
The interview was then picked up by CNN, where Sara Murray asks whether Trump would ‘rule out’ a database for Muslims—borrowing from Walker’s article. And ultimately, this misrepresented series of questioning reached NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard where he confronts Trump saying ‘Should there be a database system that tracks the Muslims here in this country?’
The rest is history, and the moment this reached you, Trump will be known as a Nazi.
So in response to his assumed tyranny, Marwa Balkar, a Muslim from Los Angeles California, reminded us of what their faith is all about:
Dear @realdonaldtrump, My name is Marwa, and I am a Muslim. I heard you wanted us to start wearing ID badges, so I decided to choose one for myself.
I am not easily identifiable as a #Muslim just by looking at me, so my new badge will let me display proudly who I am. I chose the peace sign because it represents my #Islam.
The one that taught me to oppose #injustice and yearn for #unity.
The one that taught me that killing one innocent life is equivalent to killing humanity.
I heard you want to track us as well. Great! You can come with me on my Cancer Awareness walks at the local middle school, or you can follow me to work where it’s my job to create happiness. You can also see how my local mosque makes PB&J sandwiches for the homeless and hosts interfaith dinners where everyone is welcome.
Maybe then you’ll see that me being Muslim doesn’t make me any less American than you are. Maybe if you walk in my footsteps, you can see that I am not any less human than you are. Salaamu alaikum ✌#NOTINMYNAME #FightWithPeace
(via Live Leak)
“O You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace (Islam). Do not follow in the footsteps of Satan. He is an outright enemy to you.” (Holy Quran: 2, 208)