Disgusted by anti-Muslim bigotry

May 16, 2011

Thank you for your article "American Muslims hope for turning point" (May 15). The issue of anti-Muslim prejudice deserves more attention.

The ignorance and prejudice against American Muslims sickens me and makes me ashamed of this country. I really hope that the death of Osama bin Laden is a turning point for our Muslim fellow citizens. It is sad that after 10 years they are still facing such horrid accusations in the U.S.

It's even more sad when polls proclaim that many citizens are "wary" of Islamic people, even though they probably know next to nothing about them.

I can't imagine how Muslim children who have grown up with this prejudice will feel when they find that people still believe them to be terrorists. It's simply unfair.

What do America's Muslim citizens have to prove? Nothing. People in the U.S need to learn to accept people for who they are, instead of cowardly attacking them for the actions of one man who happened to share the same religion.

Rachel Airey

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