american war in the middle east

Why Israel is a Problem
  • Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East created 762,000 refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to pay compensation to people whose land, bank accounts and businesses it confiscated?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: In what country in the Middle East was a high-ranking United Nations diplomat assassinated?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: In what country in the Middle East did the man who ordered the assassination of a high-ranking U.N. diplomat become prime minister?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a U.S. ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 171 American sailors?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East employed a spy, Jonathan Pollard, to steal classified documents and then gave some of them to the Soviet Union?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country at first denied any official connection to Pollard, then voted to make him a citizen and has continuously demanded that the American president grant Pollard a full pardon?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What Middle East country allows American Jewish murderers to flee to its country to escape punishment in the United States and refuses to extradite them once in their custody?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What Middle East country preaches against hate yet builds a shrine and a memorial for a murderer who killed 29 Palestinians while they prayed in their Mosque.
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country on Planet Earth has the second most powerful lobby in the United States, according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East deliberately targeted a U.N. Refugee Camp in Qana, Lebanon and killed 103 innocent men, women, and especially children?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East is in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council resolutions and has been protected from 29 more by U.S. vetoes?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East receives more than one-third of all U.S. aid yet is the 16th richest country in the world?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East receives U.S. weapons for free and then sells the technology to the Republic of China even at the objections of the U.S.?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely insults the American people by having its Prime Minister address the United States Congress and lecturing them like children on why they have no right to reduce foreign aid?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East had its Prime Minister announce to his staff not to worry about what the United States says because "We control America?"
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East was cited by Amnesty International for demolishing more than 4000 innocent Palestinian homes as a means of ethnic cleansing.
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East has just recently used a weapon of mass destruction, a one-ton smart bomb, dropping it in the center of a highly populated area killing 15 civilians including 9 children?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely kills young Palestinian children for no reason other than throwing stones at armored vehicles, bulldozers, or tanks?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East signed the Oslo Accords promising to halt any new Jewish Settlement construction, but instead, has built more than 270 new settlements since the signing?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East has assassinated more than 100 political officials of its opponent in the last 2 years while killing hundreds of civilians in the process, including dozens of children?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East regularly violates the Geneva Convention by imposing collective punishment on entire towns, villages, and camps, for the acts of a few, and even goes as far as demolishing entire villages while people are still in their homes?
  • Answer: Israel

anonymous asked:

with the inauguration coming up i was wondering if you knew more about pete wentz and politics?? you seem to be the go-to person

well for starters pete’s been political since the moment he was conceived and we can always thank joe biden for that, both of his parents being legislative assistants during his first term (x)(x) + colin powell, ex-secretary of state, is his grandfather’s cousin. pete majored in political-science for three years while in college before getting serious with fall out boy and didn’t believe he had been politically active until 2008 while campaigning for obama despite his frequent prior involvement via music and publicity. pete and andy alongside fall out boy were also both apart of the band racetraitor in chicago’s underground music scene which “discussed issues like white privilege, class privilege, the war on drugs and biases in the us criminal justice system, inequities in economic globalization, and us foreign policies in latin american and the middle east. the name racetraitor was in reference to using one’s social and economic privilege to create a more egalitarian world.” (wikipedia being the best information accumulation, same for anything on arma angelus with tim mcllrath from rise against and eventually joe)

but many of fall out boy’s messages have generally always been mingled with political agendas and subtle cues all mixed up with relationship woes and the realism of mental illness, many times autobiographically.  obviously these things have always been the punk staple point and aren’t exclusive to fall out boy but particularly between 2001-2009 (and especially with folie a deux) there was emphasis. there’s been some analysis on how 9/11 was the catalyst for the foundation of early 2000′s emo as well.

folie a deux in particular though was written as a giant middle finger to the bush administration and this can be seen scattered throughout the album through a specific lense (x). as mentioned in the link i would suggest reading into the wars in afghanistan and iraq and the history that trails back to george w. bush’s father and their politics in the middle east. the album’s references are meant to be subtle and left to interpretation by the listener but many are very blatant like in 20 dollar nosebleed.

let’s not forget you’re crashing but you’re no wave from infinity on high which is about the trial of fred hampton jr. who was falsely accused of arson in a rigged trial in the aftermath of rodney king’s murder in 1993. fred hampton jr. was the son of fred hampton who was the leader of the illinois black panthers and was assassinated in his sleep by chicago pd. pete worked with a volunteer legal organization in chicago and worked with the case and was inspired to write a song that further emphasized him as a black nationalist.

often times pete’s vocal disdains would show themselves in humor or subtle references - particularly in these two videos: this interview where he mentions that people care and know more about the media and celebrities than they do about the war in iraq – and goes on to examine a doll of george w. bush saying, “i hate this guy. this is the guy who runs hell when the devil’s up here hanging out.” the second stemming from kanye west during the hurricane katrina relief concert where he says on live television “george bush doesn’t care about black people.” which pete again references in this video as a mock interviewer (3:50-4:05).

as mentioned before, pete was very politically active during obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. this involved encouraging voters to read about their candidates and developing a relationship with them and also to do something as simple as canvassing door-to-door as his father was doing in florida and columbus, ohio. he threw a campaign fundraiser in chicago, saying i have never really gotten involved in politics before. even in college, everyone just wanted to go out and get drunk and make bad decisions, sort of like we did when we elected george w. bush eight years ago. and to me, the goal of the event is to expose obama to people who may have misconceptions about him. for example, someone on our web site said, ‘i heard if he’s elected, he’s going to bomb the middle east,’ and i was like, ‘uh, no… that’s what our current president did.

What to expect with Trump

When I was 20 and a sophomore in college, a war criminal was reelected as president. This was after 9/11 which happened when I was a high school senior and I watched the world I thought I knew fall apart. Maybe you’re not old enough to know about the fear that held us hostage after 9/11 or how willingly people gave up our rights. Maybe you don’t remember how the 2000 election was stolen from the popular vote, and that it had all came down to Florida. 

In 2004, we had another chance. This was after we knew that the wars were built on lies and ego, but we were too stuck to escape. This was after we knew he was an idiot who built a base on dynastic and rich white male conservationism. This was after thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of civilians in the Middle East died.  We arrested Americans without trials, we tapped lines without warrants, we disappeared innocent people and we tortured them. We signed away our freedoms in the Patriot Act. Our lives were governed by what color threat the day would be.

I was so certain that in 2004 with everything we knew, it was finally going to change. It was my very first election and I was so proud to be a part of it. We were going to make a real difference! Bush ran on a platform of fear and anti-LGBTQ rights, but we were going to win.

And I remember staying up all night watching the states tick red one by one.

I’m betting that most of you don’t remember what it was like to live through those days and the crushing failure afterwards. The next four years were a hard, terrible slog that left us exhausted, bitter, and begging for something more. There were huge protests all over the country for years, people struggling to hold on to their rights. A republican president with a republican congress, able to do anything he wanted to do with no one to stop him.

Our people were dying overseas, our people were being threatened and held hostage by surveillance at home, and everyone in the world hated us. In 2004, the United States’ torture prisons were exposed in Abu Ghraib where we treated prisoners like animals, humiliated, and killed them.

Less than one year after George W Bush’s reelection in 2005, he bungled the Hurricane Katrina response. Maybe you’re too young to remember the pictures of bodies left rotting in the streets or the poor rounded up like cattle, trying to survive in the Superdome.

High powered political positions went to unqualified cronies as gifts. The head of FEMA, Mike Brown, had never worked in a Federal government position in his life. That decision led to delayed assistance after Katrina, and people dying.

In 2006, the Republicans fired 11 US federal attorneys. Some were fired because they were involved in corruption cases that investigated Republicans, others refused to bow to political pressure when they were ordered by Republicans to target Democrats.

In 2007, the federal trial of Valarie Plame vs the US began. Valarie Plame was a US spy who had questioned the lies used to draw us into war. In retaliation, the President’s men exposed her identity to the world, publically outing a US covert agent in political revenge, ending her career and putting her life in danger.

In 2008, George W Bush’s reckless, idiotic dictatorship and collusion with Wall Street led to the worst economic collapse in our country since the Great Depression. We lost 8.7 million jobs, unemployment rose from 4.1% to 10% of the population. It was only 8 years ago, but maybe you’re too young to remember entire neighborhoods and entire towns wiped out by foreclosures. Banks would kick families out of their homes, sometimes not even the right home, and homelessness spiked. To this day, our economy is still trying to recover.

So what does this tell us now? Things are going to get bad. They are, that’s just the reality. We are going to have to fight for the rights that many of you grew up and took for granted. We can expect to see women’s reproductive rights under attack on every front. We can expect to see LGBTQ people targeted, the decisions passed down to the states where they’re free to enact laws that discriminate against us. We can expect a spike in hate crimes and civil unrest as violence against African Americans, Latinxs, and other groups soar. We have to brace for our economy to start crumbling again, for our relations with other countries to come apart, and for the damage of Trump’s picks on the Supreme Court to set us back decades.

What it means from someone who has lived through this before is that the next four years are going to be a fight. We are going to struggle and we are going to hurt. It’s not going to be right, but we’ve survived it once and we can do it again. I am not going to sugar coat this for anyone because we are not going to be okay, but we are going to make it through. This is not the end.

I guess, at the end of the day, I just want to say we can make it through. I know we can, I’ve seen it happen before. There are millions of Americans who don’t recognize this version of America and it will get bad, but we fought this once and we can do it again. Brace yourselves, take care of each other, and stay angry. We can do this. There’s hope at the end of it, we just have to get there.

And we sure as hell aren’t going to let him get eight years.

After the war Lt Col. T.E Lawrence (2nd right) accompanied the Arab delegation to the Paris Peace Conference, acting initially as Prince Feisal’s (centre) adjutant, he lobbied leaders to uphold the promises made to the Arabs.  However, his fame in Britain courtesy of American journalist Lowell Thomas meant he was regarded by British officials as the enemy within and was effectively barred from the conference. The repercussions were swift. Within the year, the Middle East was aflame, enraged at seeing their Ottoman masters replaced by European ones. The notion of a unified Arab nation gone forever.
Tasked to clean up the debacle was the new British Colonial Secretary, Winston Churchill, who invited Lawrence to act as political advisor in his Middle East Dept. Following the Cairo Conference in 1921, Faisal, deposed by the French in Syria, would be placed on a new throne in British-controlled Iraq and out of the British buffer state of Transjordan, the nation of Jordan would be created, with Faisal’s brother Abdullah at its head.

Lawrence resigned from his post, changed his name and petitioned to re-enlist in the British military as a private. He joined the Royal Air Force under the name of John Hume Ross. When his identity was discovered, he joined the Royal Tank Corps under the name of Thomas Edward Shaw and then returned to the Air Force to serve in England and India for ten years. He left the service in 1935 and moved to Moreton, Dorset where he bought a modest refuge, a little cottage named Clouds Hill, a broken and lonely man. “I imagine leaves must feel like this after they have fallen from their tree and until they die” Lawrence wrote in a letter to a friend. He was known only to his neighbours as Pvt. T.E. Shaw, a reclusive serviceman rarely seen except when riding his Brough motorcycles through the countryside.

In the last 12 years of his life, Lawrence owned seven motorcycles manufactured by George Brough.  Handbuilt in Nottingham, they were the fastest in Britain at the time.  On 13 May 1935, just two weeks after leaving service, Lawrence tried to avoid two boys on bicycles on the road near his Dorset home, lost control of his motorcycle and slammed into the ground.  He died at Bovington Camp Hospital without regaining consciousness a few days later.  

Long Drives | Playlist

Long drives require the perfect soundtrack. When I’m a passenger in the back seat I crave whimsical, calming music to accompany me as I gaze longingly at the world outside.

Listen on 8tracks here

  1. Beautiful Calm Driving - Sia
  2. Hide - Little May
  3. Andreas Seahaven
  4. Spiritus - Lisa Mitchell
  5. Little Hell - City & Colour
  6. Dressed for Catholic School - Toy Boats
  7. Breezeblocks - Alt -J
  8. War Cry - Montgomery
  9. Emmylou - First Aid Kit
  10. Bones - Dustin Tebbutt
  11. Bravado - Lorde
  12. 17 - Youth Lagoon
  13. Dojo Rising - Cloud Control
  14. Heart, My - Flamingo
  15. Undertow - Warpaint
  16. Youth - Daughter
  17. Lights - Juliet Piper
  18. VCR - The xx
  19. Never Meant - American Football
  20. Ghosts - Laura Marling
  21. Emmylou Vance Joy
  22. Buzzcut Season Lorde
  23. All I Need View From An Airplane
  24. Back Down South - Kings Of Leon
  25. Another Travelling Song Bright Eyes
  26. Blood The Middle East
  27. Lost In The Light - Bahamas
  28. Jesus Fever - Kurt Vile
  29. A Walk - Tycho
  30. Wait - M83

Stay sweet x

Mel and MJ

Omar Mateen was the stereotype of the American Male

So after a couple of days of reports and testimonies, we know the following about the Orlando shooter:

He was a child of immigrants, born and raised in the United States.

He pledged allegiance to Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda AND ISIS, 3 organizations that are de facto at war with each other, showing he was ignorant about all 3, let alone politics in the Middle East in general.

He knew practically nothing about Islam and according to his wife, father and community he was not religious in the slightest.

He struggled with his toxic masculinity, had an alcohol problem and beat up his wife for which he was never charged.

He was racist towards Blacks, Latinx and other minorities and in the shooting killed predominantly queer people of color.

Despite his own alleged queer inclinations, he was a homophobe in a country where still 1 in 5 LGBTQ people are victims of hate crimes and there are more than a 100 anti-LGBTQ bills (from anti-gay marriage to bathroom bills) pending in dozens of states.

He idolized the NYPD, one of the country’s most well-known and cherished institutions that has an army bigger than ISIS, is known to indiscriminately, unwarrantedly and disproportionally spy on Muslims and which engages in systematic violence against Blacks, Latinx and other minorities.

He beat juveniles in detention centers over the head for a living as he worked for and got his training from the private security firm G4S, which is not only one of the foremost stakeholders in the Prison–industrial complex, but is also invested in mass deportations as it runs immigration detention centers and participates in the occupation of Palestine, training other mass killers in Israel to target and imprison Palestinians.

He staged a mass shooting in a country that has seen 1,000 mass shootings in the last 1,200 days.

So basically he was ignorant, self-conflicted, racist, sexist, homophobe, had a sick admiration for authority and was obsessed with guns and violence, eventually acting upon all of that.

Sorry folks, but your supposed “Islamic radical terrorist from Afghanistan” is as American as apple pie made with homegrown apples and baked in an American made oven.

– Che Brandes-Tuka

anonymous asked:

You can't be a feminist and be in the us army. You have no right to say you're a radical feminist and sign up to kill and bomb vulnerable women all across the world. What a joke. I hope an Iraqi woman spits on you.

…… found the pacifist 😂

The funny thing is, I haven’t posted about being in the army in like, a week, so have you been creeping through my blog to find that post or what? either way, pathetic. 

listen, i’m aware that the US military has committed war crimes before. I’m aware!! but like …. the mission of the army has never been to target vulnerable people and we try as much as possible to avoid harming civilians. do you really think American soldiers deploy to the Middle East just determined to harm as many civilians as possible? that’s not what we’re there to do. and what, do you think terrorists are going to be so kind and merciful to women if the US military pulls out of the Middle East and lets the region collapse into violence again? so maybe calm yourself and learn a little about the reality of war and geopolitics today before you try and preach at me. and stop stalking my blog.

anonymous asked:

You Americans don't see past your borders, right? Most problems are down to what white guys, really? Go have a look at what's going on in Tibet, in the Middle East, in Africa. Go tell those people kept as slaves in Saudi Arabia and those young girls raped as spoils of war in South Sudan that white guys are at fault. Really, enough with this arrogance. White people did a lot of damage, but all of us are basically scumbags. Grow up.

Half of those issues trace back to whites but you’re right: men are canceled.

Intelligent Americans who are shocked and surprised at the rise of Donald Trump, a fascist demagogue who appeals to the basest instincts in fundamentalists and fanatics, should now be able to understand the rise of radical religious terrorist movements in the Middle East as well.

If, in light of the paranoia and fear in America, someone like Trump is gaining popularity, imagine a land a million times worse, plagued with civil war and mass migrations and continual genocide and carpet bombs and drones. Is it surprising that radical, messianic, violent groups will arise and even gain a modicum of popularity?

Stop blaming the religion; blame the political situation that caused such sentiments to go mainstream.

The irony is that Trump needs radical terrorism to get elected, and radical terrorists need Trump to gain more recruits. They each feed off of one another and benefit from one another, while the vast majority of people in the middle, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, continue to suffer at the effects of bigots and xenophobes on both sides.

—  Yasir Qadhi
slate.com
The Lynching of Blacks in the Jim Crow South Were Considered Acts of Christian Duty

The cliché is that Americans have a short memory, but since Saturday, a number of us have been arguing over medieval religious wars and whether they have any lessons for today’s violence in the Middle East. For those still unaware, this debate comes after President Obama’s comments at the annual…

People look up to the US, it’s one of the most powerful countries in the world but it’s ALSO ONE OF THE MOST HATED. There’s a fucking reason for that. You bash countries like Canada and Germany even though they are peaceful and are growing economically. They both have gun strict laws and guess what? THEY DON’T HAVE SHOOTING every other damn day OR EVERY DAMN DAY AS YOU DO.

You let people like Donald Trump represent you. Sure we’ll get you attention but for the WRONG FUCKING REASONS. HE’S RACIST, HOMOPHOBIC AND SEXIST. HE’S IGNORANT AND VERY DANGEROUS. If he happens to be elected, there will most definitely be a war. Maybe even global but the difference will be that if it’s global it WILL BE, FOR SURE, ON AMERICAN SOIL. South America already hates Trump, the Middle East already hates Trump, most of the country hates the US as it is just imagine the repercussions. 

But going back to the topic. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. BAN GUNS. People kill people? People without guns would probably not kill has many. CHECK YOUR FUCKING FACTS. Watch any other country out there.

The world looks up to you. We celebrated when Love Won even though Love Won on half of the world already. We showed our rage for Trevor through the means we could because we aren’t there. We show support for Bernie and Hillary because even though they won’t be our presidents they will be what is best for the world. 

LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE.

BAN GUNS. LOVE IS LOVE. WE ARE ALL PEOPLE, EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE.

americans: Our country bombs others, falsely imprisons, overthrows governments, goes to war when we have no business going, and then turns around and lies to us about it.

europeans: Yeah, america sucks plus you all are stupid, ignorant, fat, and follow your government like blind sheep. 

americans: Well, I wouldn’t go that far but you are allowed to have your opinions. Now can we talk about the aftereffects of european colonization, imperialism, slavery, genocide, torture, and rape on societies, in the western hemisphere, africa, asia, the middle east, and the oceanic regions? Also, can we talk about how europe amassed large amounts of wealth by stealing it from other regions and have yet to apologize or render compensation for the majority if not all of these actions?

europeans: 

Originally posted by gifsondeck

Why do Muslims hate Americans more than the Portuguese?

This ‘anti-American’ attitude coming from Muslims in the Middle East seems only natural, due to their recent confrontations and wars. However, if we count all of the conflicts they have had against each other in numbers and evaluate its impact to the Muslim society and history, we’ll learn that this is nothing new and wasn’t as harmful as what has occurred in the past.

What contemporary Muslims don’t know, is the fact that the people they have had more wars with, was with the Portuguese. 

They waged war against each other in Iberia:

They waged war against each other in Africa:

They waged war against each other in the Middle East:

  They waged war against each other in Asia:

They waged war against each other in the Indian Ocean:

And they also battled in the Mediterranean countless times and in the southern coasts of Portugal, when Muslims were attempting to take back Iberia:

All in all, they have fought against each other time and time again, for centuries.

Since the late 9th century:

Until the 17th century:

Not many know this, but who caused the biggest amount of persecutions and deaths to Muslims, were the Portuguese, due to these past conflicts and the Portuguese Goa Inquisition, which also played a part in this. 

The reason why the Portuguese waged so many wars on Muslims, was because of their ‘anti-Islamic’ attitude, which was predominant in Portugal during these periods, influenced by their strong Christian roots. 

As a result, the Portuguese took from Muslims parts of Iberia, parts of Africa, parts of the Middle East, parts of Saudi Arabia, parts of Asia, and their control over the Indian Ocean. 

Almost all of these areas were never recovered.

Overall, wherever Muslims were present, the Portuguese went on military campaigns and crusades against them, all over the world, under the religious military Order of Christ.

Apart from that, it wasn’t uncommon for the Portuguese to massacre Muslim civilians after some of these confrontations, as we saw happening in Malacca (Malaysia) and Goa (India) for instance, where Afonso de Albuquerque after conquering these areas, ordered every Arab and Muslim inhabitants to be slain. He also had the habit of cutting off noses and ears after an assault.

Adding to that, they also broke the Muslim trade monopoly in the Indian Ocean and erased their ruling presence from Asia. 

After all of these events, oddly enough, Muslims don’t know the existence of a country named Portugal. At best, they know the football player Cristiano Ronaldo, as we have seen, whenever they are asked about it.

Naturally, it makes sense that they focus more on the present, as anyone should, but it seems there’s a huge blank of the past among them to the point that is as if it never happened.

So of course, Muslims don’t hate the Portuguese, since they don’t even know who they are. 

So the real question is, would they if they knew? Specially after hearing about stories such as this one?

Modern people are faithful to science just like people of the past believed in their gods.

Religions were used as good reasons to wage the wars (and surprisingly it still works this way); science made a good job to create new classy methods of total devastation. I can’t blame religion and science, but people are jerks to let this things make harm.
American wars in the Middle East is a good example of it all.  

Intelligent Americans who are shocked and surprised at the rise of Donald Trump, a fascist demagogue who appeals to the basest instincts in fundamentalists and fanatics, should now be able to understand the rise of radical religious terrorist movements in the Middle East as well.

If, in light of the paranoia and fear in America, someone like Trump is gaining popularity, imagine a land a million times worse, plagued with civil war and mass migrations and continual genocide and carpet bombs and drones. Is it surprising that radical, messianic, violent groups will arise and even gain a modicum of popularity? Stop blaming the religion; blame the political situation that caused such sentiments to go mainstream.

The irony is that Trump needs radical terrorism to get elected, and radical terrorists need Trump to gain more recruits. They each feed off of one another and benefit from one another, while the vast majority of people in the middle, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, continue to suffer at the effects of bigots and xenophobes on both sides.

—  Yasir Qadhi