They are part of the national fabric that holds our country together. They contribute to America in many ways, and deserve the same respect as any of us. I pledge to spread this message, and affirm our country’s principles of liberty and justice for all.
I wasn't going to make this story about Islam, just my experiences with Ramadan. But I feel as a conservative (which doesn't have to be synonymous with bigot) I have to say something about the hateful intolerance I've seen towards cultures and beliefs we insulated Americans don't understand. Continue Reading »
When I was an LVN/LPN student, one of my favorite teachers was a Muslim. I am Jewish, so we had a lot in common! We would sit after class and discuss the differences in our religions… every Ramadan she said she lost weight by the fasting, etc. Continue Reading »
I had casually known Muslims in high school and college; as a gay, Jewish man, I largely avoided discussions of religion with them and held many of my stereotypes about Arabs, as well as Islamic faith and culture. Continue Reading »