RT @AllWeAskFor Shawarma with no garlic sauce? #MuslimRage
While I adore the fact that Muslims turned a potentially insulting hashtag into an opportunity for everyone to laugh, I can’t help but wonder where all of these tweeters were when the fires were burning and people were getting killed a few days ago.
This is not to say that there wasn’t a response, I’m sure there was. Maybe it’s me, maybe I missed it. But when I speak to someone like my conservative father, who asks why Muslims aren’t condemning the attacks that are happening with a loud unified voice, I don’t know how to respond. I WANT to respond that they are, I WANT to point to something, but I can’t.
Partially, that’s on me, I’m sure I haven’t done enough research. However, how much research do I have to do? How far do I have to dig? Why isn’t the vocal condemnation loud and clear and in front of all of our faces?
I’m asking out of a pure desire to understand. I believe we’re all people. I believe we do not want to harm each other. I’d like to hear it more. From all of us.