Wednesday, June 22, 2016

America Confused After Orlando LGBT Attack

The barbaric attack to LGBT community at a bar in Orlando was probably the saddest news of the month. Yet, I resisted the temptation to write about it soon after the incident; later, we often regret what we say in the heat of the moment.

The mass shooting by a so called Muslim lone wolf dazed and confused everybody including the candidates for the president in the USA. Great ideas follow one another from not allowing Muslims into the country to beliefs (religions) should not be judged. As your fellow atheist living in a Muslim country, maybe I can shed some light into this mess.

Is Islam the root of this evil act?

Yes, there is no doubt about it. And it should be criticized and shamed at all platforms, non-stop. Islam should change and it can change.

Should you blame American Muslim communities/immigrants?

Absolutely, no! For two reasons if nothing less:
  1. More often than not, they were once victims, as well. They had probably left their home country because of bigotry and oppression. They knew what America was before they arrived and they have been genuinely trying to make peace with American and liberal (if I may say so) values.
  2. They are a minority and like all minorities, if they want to exist, they will stretch their values unlike their brothers and sisters living in predominantly Muslim countries. 
So, you have Muslims, mostly immigrants who had witnessed bigotry and oppression first hand and are open to change. Otherwise, how can you explain this photo?
Gay imam performs same-sex marriages

 Where else but USA can you see it, especially in Muslim countries? Don't lose it as this is the heart and soul of America.

My deepest feelings for the LGBT communities who suffered more than enough.

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