Affected by the media’s false portrayal of Donald Trump as stirring up racism and Islamophobia, a 10-year-old Muslim child wrote Trump a letter before the election.
Out of concern for the thousands of Muslim refugees pouring into the United States from countries with known terrorist activity, and multiple terror attacks committed by Muslim refugees and migrants, Donald Trump called for a ban on the Muslim refugee program until a better vetting system is in place.
But Sakeena Ahmed, a Muslim girl who is in 4th grade, told her mother she was upset about how Trump “was making people feel about Muslims.” Her mother, Aamina Ali-Ahmed, told her daughter to just write Mr. Trump a letter, then she posted it on her Facebook page:
The child wrote, “Being a Muslim is a little difficult. My mom wears a scarf around her head. I go to the store, and people just look at me. Imagine if everybody hated your religion.”
She said her 9-year-old cousin is on the soccer team and the girls always ask why she never wears shorts, and she said, “it is a part of my religion,” but later she overhear them saying, “She’s just not our kind.”
“You said you wanted to make America great again. Can you show me? Don’t we all have the same plan. We all just want to live in peace, and not war,” Sakeena wrote. “You are saying we are terrorists. We definitely don’t do anything that you say we do. My dad is a doctor. That is proof we are good. We are not bad. We want peace just like you. We cover our bodies because our God told us to.”
She finished her letter with, “My only wish for you to be good. And I hope this letter does make you good.”
On November 9, after Trump had won the election, the child’s mother, 39-year-old Aamina Ali-Ahmed, wrote another fearful post on Facebook, as if she was fearful for her very life and the lives of her family.
Ali Ahmed told ABC News that she and her family decided against going to the movies after the election results came in, but she said she has decided that instead of wearing a hijab, she and her oldest daughter would wear hats.
“I told my husband, ‘We can’t live our lives in fear. We can’t live our lives looking over our backs. That’s just not living.'”
In response to the story, Pamela Geller wrote, “This is what the enemedia wants you to think about Trump’s Muslim immigration stance, that it’s all about “hate.” National security? Preventing jihad terror attacks? ABC News doesn’t care about such things, and doesn’t want you to, either.”
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