I have visited many Muslim countries and felt welcomed and safe. Many times their hospitality has greatly outdone anywhere else in the world, and certainly anything that I've offered myself.
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To those who say, "Keep Muslims out of the US”—aside from the lunacy of such a concept, I’d start with asking: “How many Muslims do you actually know? Have you ever visited a mosque?"
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Furthermore, I'm tired of hearing that “we” (you/me/anyone) shouldn’t be speaking out about these things. If you don’t speak out, you are offering tacit approval of systematic oppression. If you don’t use your voice now, why should anyone listen to you later? What will you tell a future generation that asks "Where were you?”
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History asks us: What would you have done during the holocaust, times of slavery, etc.? And the bottom line is, most of us really have no idea... we *hope* that we would have done the right thing, but there's no way to know for sure. Except now you have a real-time chance to answer that question. What will your answer be?
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#islamispeace #silenceisconsent #muslimban #brownlivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #resist #resistance // Istanbul 📷 by Daniel Burka
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  • 193countriesI have visited many Muslim countries and felt welcomed and safe. Many times their hospitality has greatly outdone anywhere else in the world, and certainly anything that I've offered myself.
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    To those who say, "Keep Muslims out of the US”—aside from the lunacy of such a concept, I’d start with asking: “How many Muslims do you actually know? Have you ever visited a mosque?"
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    Furthermore, I'm tired of hearing that “we” (you/me/anyone) shouldn’t be speaking out about these things. If you don’t speak out, you are offering tacit approval of systematic oppression. If you don’t use your voice now, why should anyone listen to you later? What will you tell a future generation that asks "Where were you?”
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    History asks us: What would you have done during the holocaust, times of slavery, etc.? And the bottom line is, most of us really have no idea... we *hope* that we would have done the right thing, but there's no way to know for sure. Except now you have a real-time chance to answer that question. What will your answer be?
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    #islamispeace #silenceisconsent #muslimban #brownlivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #resist #resistance // Istanbul 📷 by Daniel Burka

  • fajarhThanks Chris. @193countries
  • tilaseaYes. When I visited many muslim countries and stayed there a month or more, my experiences where the same. You are right.
  • katrinakennedyThank you for being a voice of reason when we are surrounded by so much unreasonable.
  • lynne_malanmy brother in law cycled through the world for 5 yrs and said the one country he wants to go back to, whose people were kind and open and warm and he loved being there, was Iran x
  • hayleyhurlThis is brilliant. Well said!
  • claybowWell said Chris. Thank you. 👏👏👏❤
  • ashishsinghxyzWell said. Much needed. Cool capture too. 😍
  • mimkmpdxI have been treated with incredible kindness in Turkey, Tajikistan, Malaysia. I have also looked at history through the eyes of Vietnamese, Cubans and much more. It's important to recognize when our government has been the assholes, that we are not always welcoming, or just.
  • stella.mtl"What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears". 💔
  • jendille1971AMEN!!!!
  • rebeccatcoffey@sdayno @spectabular so proud of you girls - thank you
  • cool4me_blogWell said Chris, thanks for sharing.
  • fleecierso well said
  • jackiedumaineLove this. Thank you my friend. ✨
  • indiraiman"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." - Maya Angelou
  • starrynite70Yes, amen.
  • julianne_snowSo so true
  • louie2jk👍
  • bthom0611very well said, thank you
  • explainyourbullshitMajestic!
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