Friday, 19 April 2013

Racial profiling and the Boston bombing

When I heard about the Boston bombs, I was confused. As is our modern time, I first heard about it on facebook. i looked to Dr. Google for answers.

I found them.

I found them and i cried. i cried real tears of pain, sorrow and loss. I saw the video where people were enjoying a day out, in the sun with their families, maybe some sandwiches to snack on. Then i saw the bomb go off, i saw the people scream, i saw women running, grabbing the hands of their children, I saw men breaking down barriers, flags falling to the ground, to reach the injured. i saw people with injuries so severe that i was certain they werent going to live. it was horrific and heartbreaking

. I WASN'T THERE.

For the people who witness it all up close, where they have physical injuries or not, they will be haunted by the screams of their brothers and sisters for a long time.
I donated $10, it was all i could afford. but i prayed. I prayed for the witnesses, the injured, the amputees, for the families of the 3 people killed, especially the 8 year old little boy, Martin Richards, but i also prayed that the bombers were not Muslim.

why did i do that? why does it matter what religion they are?!

Because the two evil brothers who did this, have just undone 11 years. in the 11 years since 9/11, Muslims have come under attack for every wrong in the world. if they bombers are Muslim, it will open up an old wound. People will say "well! Of course! Islam is a violent religion! they wouldn't be Christian would they?"

The bombers are Muslim. My prayers were not answered. Fox news will have a field day. Those evil, twisted child murdering bastards have just made life harder for millions of people. They have destroyed the lives of the victims, and made victims of all those that hail 'Allahu Akhbar.'

As i type, Boston is in lock down. one of the brothers, Tamerlan Tsarnaey, is dead after a shootout where he killed a policeman. He has a wife and three year old child, who's lives he has also destroyed.
The younger brother 
 Dzhokar A. Tsarnaev, is still missing. I predict he will be shot dead. I can't imagine he is going to surrender and go quietly. Maybe this is a blessing. Maybe then the victims can heal.

I've cried my tears, i've sobbed my heart out imagining that it was my children who died.
I've donated what money i can, But my prayers continue.

I just pray for my Muslims brothers and sisters, that the world will see, it was 2 people who set off this bomb. not millions.

Salaam Alaikum.
to donate to the Boston one fund

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. (((((HUGS))))) I prayed also. I didn't get the answer I sought either. I've yet to leave the house since this began, and I'm dreading having to do so in my hijab. Does is make it somehow better that they're Caucasian, not Arab? Is it better for me that I don't *look* Arab? Probably not -- a lot of bigots/hatemongers don't care about the actual race of Muslims, simply seeing all as the same. Is it better that they're immigrants who'd been living here in the U.S. a long time? Maybe -- but sadly, they'll still be seen as "others" rather than "Americans" -- and I fear other immigrants will now be called into question. Masha'allah, I'm glad Dzhokar wasn't killed, and insha'allah, I'm hoping he'll be able to give some helpful answers when he's well enough.

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  2. i know what you mean. i was glad he is alive, although i was correct in thinking he wouldnt go easy.
    but would i be glad if it was my child? i'm not sure. i just pray the families find peace now

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