Thanks to CVWFP Chapter Member Kalimah Patricia Carter for sharing this important read.
The Year I Stopped Breathing: On Being Muslim and American in the Age of Trump
Trump didn’t invent Islamophobia, but he has injected it with a new and lethal force.
".....Our fears were not abstract..."
Almost instantly, mosques were vandalized. Muslim parents agonized over their children’s safety at school. Violent assaults increased not only in number but also in ferocity. As all of this was occurring, we were working hard to look out for one another, while also trying not to lose sight of what this catastrophe meant for the nation as a whole....."
"...we can’t let our energies dissipate...."
"...Like the Japanese-American woman from Brooklyn who offered her help to Muslim strangers in 2001, we need to show the level of concern for one another that the times demand. We need to organize our energies to secure a more just and humane future. And we need to do so with a mass surge of people beside us....."