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It was 47 years ago to the day we celebrated one the greatest demonstration for freedom to ever be held on American soil. Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 March on Washington became focal point in American history and its amazing how Dr. King’s words still ring true today. As we listen to the words he spoke on top of the Lincoln Memorial we realize that the same thing is going on in this country when it comes to our Muslim brothers and sisters being faced with injustice and cruelty. 

It’s important that we all stop and listen to Dr. Kings speech, it’s vital because even though he spoke these words nearly 50 years ago they are relevant today. What was great about Dr. King’s speech is that he used America’s language that we see in the Declaration of Impendence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and our National anthem and turned it onto itself when it came to the injustices that Blacks were faced with at the time.

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But now times have changed and the same thing is going on when it comes to our American citizens who practice the Muslim faith, as we listened to Dr. King’s speech he says;  

“Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy, now is the time to raise our nation from the quick sand of racial injustice” 

YES!!!, the “promise of Democracy” for all American citizens to practice their religious faith without hate and prosecution, YES!!!,  “to raise our nation from the quick sand of racial injustice” so that all our Muslims brothers and sisters living in this country will not be faced with Religious injustice they are currently faced with it. Dr. King’s words are evident even in 2010, we cannot continue to be hateful and violent towards our Muslim citizens that is not what Dr. King was about, that was not what the March on Washington was about. As Dr. King spoke in Washington D.C.; 

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”

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It seems over the last couple months Americans have been drinking from that cup, we see it in the news every day, Muslim community centers being vandalized, hate signs being displayed on Mosque doors and Muslims being violently attacked based solely on being Muslim. Hopefully we still live in a country that we will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Hopefully we still live in a country where we won’t hate another person for being something they’re not; hopefully we can rise above the hate.