Our collective moral coma
My name is Ahmed Abdelmageed
I have been called sand ni**a, camel fag, terrorist and wife beater.
I am sorry if my somber words shocked your conscious awake, even if for a fleeting moment, from its stupor. But we really need to talk.
No, not about me or how I sometimes maybe treated
No, not about Leslie Jones per se (pictured below) and the ugliness she is enduring
And no, not about Trump and how he is "the problem with this country"
We need to talk about the status of collective moral coma in which we find ourselves.
Trump is not the problem, Trump is the natural consequence of all the problems we have in our country.
Trump is the simple manifestation of what our country has done and continues to do to people like Leslie Jones and others like her.
We need to talk about how we continue to seek simple answers to complex questions
We need to talk about the hate that exists among us, within us and around us
I am afraid however, that by the time you have gotten to the end of this post, that fleeting moment of conscious' awakening has already sped by
I wonder what style of numbers would Newt Gingrich like to tattoo on my arm?
Yes, that is a wedding band on my finger.
Yes, I do have children (three beautiful and rambunctious little rascals)
Yes, I do believe in Sharia (which simplistically means what God has decreed for Muslims as lawful, e.g. Enjoying a juicy burger, and unlawful e.g. Desecrating the sanctity of life)
Yes, I will raise my kids as American Muslims
No, I will not forfeit the future of my country to people like you, Trump and others
No, I will not shed my beliefs to appease your warped ideology because truly, that's what ISIS and their like want me to do
No, I do not stand alone as there are many who reject your fear mongering and hate
Dear Mr. Gingrich, consider me number 1 out of the 2.75 million Muslim Americans
Palestinian, Muslim, American, Husband, Father, Academic, Pharmacist, Coffee Addict, Nutella phene, Pseudo writer, Soccer player, former Canadian, Community servant, Pinch hitter imam, interfaith ninja, Intellectual vigilante, and the undisputed KING of snark