My sister in-law told us to gather only what we needed, as all six of us would need to pile into a tiny car and escape the center as soon as possible. This was the moment that my nightmares became real. I had all of ten minutes to dress my two boys. Would we be able to return? Was this for a day or forever?
Only a healthy argument and discussion regarding Islamic teachings, and its history by members of Muslim and non Muslims communities can forge a path that can protect our rights and remove anti-Muslim sentiments from our society.
There are over one hundred sects of Islam, and each interpret the Qur’an and the Hadith differently, therefore they define Islamic laws differently too.
It is Jesus who calls us to love Muslims because He loves them too, and our Muslim friends need to know that we love them because He loves us all.
It might be difficult for you right now but if you start loving Muslims in due time it will become part of our life, and you will know that fear has been replaced by faith in Christ and his promises.
Could it be that gradually the American culture of my Baptist faith has replaced my simple faith in Christ to trust in Him for greater needs?
Culture has and will continue to influence our view of religion and God. Unfortunately, sometimes the most advanced cultures tend to make a mockery of the simple faith or religions found in primitive cultures.