Sunday, November 22, 2015
[is-lahm, iz-, is-luh m, iz-] /ɪsˈlɑm, ɪz-, ˈɪs ləm, ˈɪz-/
noun noun: Muslim, plural noun: Muslims
- 1. a follower of the religion of Islam
- 1. of or relating to the Muslims or their religion
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Don't put my faith at question because I don't want to bring Syrian refugees here to the United States. That is correct, I said it, I do not want to bring Syrian refugees here. That does not mean that I don't want the USA to help them. Goodness gracious you can help someone without bringing them into your home putting you and your family at risk. There is a boatload of country in the middle east. The USA can still offer monetary and manpower support for these folks. Surely there is somewhere in the vastness of the middle east where they would be at less risk than where they are now. You can only bring in so many any way. Who gets to come who has to stay in harms way. Wouldn't it make more sense to try and help possibly more. Do I think there could be a terrorist among the refugees? Well certainly there could be. Is that my biggest concern for not bringing them here? No. We have enough people here in need of help, HERE; born here and not alike. Would I close the door? Yes. Oh boo hoo if the door would have been closed a bazillion years ago to the US then I might never have been... I'd have been, just somewhere else and that's not necessarily a bad thing. My reason for not wanting to bring others in need here has nothing to do with race or religion. I just think enough is enough.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
On another occasion we were sitting at a table and a couple sat in the two seats next to the chair next to me, gotta leave a buffer right?. The husband of the couple did not glance in my direction, not even when he pushed the empty chair aside into my arm. I felt again insignificant. On this occasion we were similarly dressed to the couple, well they looked better but...He kept looking across the table at Hubs and I guess after exhausting conversation with the man across the table he engaged Hubs in a chat. It was at that point that he gave me a glance. They turned out to be ok but damn spare a hello and a grin when sitting down next to a person. Don't be a dick!