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.
Shortly after 9/11, I went to our cathedral in Seattle to pray. Our cathedral has always been a place where interfaith dialogue is encouraged and interfaith worship is held from time to time. As I sat there I was struck by the banner hanging behind the pulpit. Continue Reading »
I am 25 years old. I have been Muslim for 7 years, and since I have been Muslim I have been harassed, humiliated, beaten because people dont see the true me. They only see my headscarf. I love art, movies, rollercoasters and everything filled with adventure… Continue Reading »
I teach at the American School of Doha, Qatar in the Middle East. About 50 percent of our students are U.S. passport holders. A large portion of them are of Middle Eastern (Islamic) descent. Each has a different story but mostly their parents went to school, worked, and raised a family for some time period in the U.S… Continue Reading »
I am not an American citizen - I'm from over the pond - but came across the 'myfellow american' site having been contacted by Elizabeth Potter - I think that she had read one or more of my blogs (http://arbeale.blogspot.com/). Elizabeth sent me the video which I found powerful, pertinent and thought provoking. Continue Reading »
I choose this title, "Friends in Need," for its double-edged meeting: I am thankful to my Muslim friends who have been friends to me in need: there when I've needed them-kind, patient, shoulders to cry on, allies in struggle and sometimes simply cracking me up to take my mind off my troubles. Continue Reading »