If you make racist comments on my social media posts, I will treat you like a racist…because it is 2015.
I have posted about racist heathens recently and the obvious people like the Aryan Brotherhood who the author mentions. There are a number of good Muslim men in my life. I think I will demonstrate Hospitality to them. They are good fathers, husbands and workers and not responsible for ISIS or al Shabab or Boko Haram.
This has been a tough 24 hours in social media. In the same day our province made a commitment to admit and help re-settle 1500 immigrants and refugees, and there was a horrific terror attack in Paris. Many have argued that a humanitarian effort is worthwhile for the refugees who desperately need safe haven. They also find the commitment to be worthwhile as we are a declining, aging, under-educated province desperately in need of an influx of people. Unfortunately many do not agree. The trouble seems to be that this particular group is brown and in many cases they follow the teachings of Islam. To compound the issue, the attack in Paris (and Beirut and Bhagdad this past few days by the way), perpetrated by the very people these refugees are seeking asylum from, has sensitized a certain demographic of people already suspicious of those who look different. The result…
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