posted on Sep, 13 2006 @ 05:55 PM
Not at all, I've sat, ate and slept near Muslim faith people, and they are just like you and I, exept they are nicer than media has lead viewers to
We spoke about many things, from religion to politics and even differences and US sunjects. All this happened in D.C, and I am grateful. It was the
Muslim brother I asked on the street just down the road from Du Pont Circle, near the Holiday inn, that we met. He was dressed in "traditional"garb
and the only one, that is how I noticed him. Conversation of other Muslims who didn't dress as he, because they were self concious of what the non
Muslims might think, he didn't.
I was in Washington only a short time, but no hotels or anything had vacancy, so I asked him for help, and it surprised him. for obvious reasons. We
walked back to the park and spoke, he was very unsure of me at first, what would you do if a stranger called you brother and asked questions. I am
white, he is black.
He took me into his apartment in the Virginia area, and shared half of his only meal with me. A bit of chicken and a potatoe.
Having spoken for hours and exchanging much of our personal opinons, he said to me that I as I am was more Muslim, to him than his fellow Muslims have
been. Now I am familar with the Koran and understand the faith Isreal and Abraham well enough to impress him, and he was not young. He must have been
late 40s maybe 50, going by that he has a daughter my age.
Don't go by what the media has preconvieved, it is distorted and some one elses idea of a situation, person or thing. Make that choice for your self,
it is yours to do so with.
On my flight back to Michigan, I was sitting next to a lady and relayed the above to her. She was taken back and had a change of heart, she would
never have thought that would be possable today. She wanted me to let him know that too, as he and have contact info. I let him know later, and he
You see she was surprised, because I had my suit inside my ACUs as a travel protector bag (since I have none), and that was what he saw when I
approached him. A white male with ACUs over his shoulder, instead of on like every other military person in DC.
That is my unique first hand account, and for sake of typing an auto bio have left many details out. That sums it up very well though I hope, and have
no issue answering questions.
Hope this helped, and was what you wanted.