Recently, we have been bombarded with headlines such as “stop the 911 mosque” and “Quran burning” — dividing many Americans.
As many of us know, America is a country mixed with people of different backgrounds and religions. Yet all citizens do have one thing in common: they are Americans.
Burning religious documents and causing tension between people of different faiths seems to only separate Americans, not help them to come together — especially in those moments when unity is exactly what Americans need to get through challenging times.
Petition author, Adam Starks, feels strongly about religious tolerance for all Americans:
“In our America, you deserve understanding; not the brunt of the ignorance and outright hatred of a few. We understand that you deserve and are granted your constitutional rights and freedom to practice your Islamic faith peacefully alongside Christianity, Judaism and others.”
Starks feels intolerance will only lead to more problems for Americans.
“The vast majority of Americans embrace diversity in all forms. However, misinformation is infectious; while our extremists claim to be warning us of evils from abroad, they hypocritically spread misinformation to incite their followers.”
If you believe it is in the best interest of everyone to respect all religions, sign this petition to express solidarity with Muslim Americans.