Equality for Muslims
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It's pretty obvious that Muslims have not been very often portrayed nicely in the media or news. Muslims are constantly being framed as "terrorists," tormented for dressing a certain way, or worst of all, killed because of what they believe.
At the Women's March in Washington D.C. Madonna was quoted saying: “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” which she later claimed was "blown out of proportion."
Now, think about this. What would have happened if a Muslim woman was giving a speech at the D.C. Women's March and said the exact same thing? Would she be able to walk away as Madonna did? Would she have the freedom to go back and "fix" what she said? No. She would be arrested and examined by the FBI, without a blink of an eye.
I am writing this petition today, because something needs to change. Muslims need to be treated like all other Americans - with respect, love, hope, and praise. America is the home to over 3.5 million Muslims; people who are doctors, teachers, lawyers, home-owners, parents, children. The definition of "home" is a place where one can feel safe, at comfort, and at ease - a place where one belongs.
I think it is time for people to come together, whether you are Muslim or not, and support our fellow Americans. We are much stronger together, than we are separate.
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