With all the things happening in today 's politics, it seems as if racism is on an uprise, or we are just starting to show our true colors. During this presidential campaign some of the runners are making comments on immigration of muslim people and their words aren 't very kind. Some think these words are disgraceful and others, well they seem to really come out of their shells and support these ideas. Muslim people are here and have been for over 400 years and want people to understand the truth about islam and their beliefs.
As of 2010 islam has over 1.6 billion people, that 's around 23% of the entire world 's population and is the fastest growing religion in the world. There are many misconceptions about the religion, the most important being “islam promotes terrorism.” When in fact murder is strictly forbidden in the Qur’an. Qur’an 6:151 says, “and do not kill a soul that God has made sacrosanct, save lawfully.” To prevent muslims from coming to the states would be disgraceful and hypocritical to americas phrase “ Land of the free.” Doing this says that all muslims are ev...
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