At home, the family van was vandalised by a neighbour as a sign of rejecting their presence in the neighbourhood. On the road, the mother receives abusive signs of the middle finger as an indication of hatred for the Muslim community. The worst part is the experience of the 9-year old daughter whose classmates and teachers associate with the terror group and a source of suffering to the American community.
Although the Americans have a hatred for the Islamic terror group Al-Qaeda for the deaths and suffering subjected to innocent Americans, it is important to understand that not all Muslims are terrorist or members of the terror groups. It is unfortunate that the most developed country discriminates against its citizen due to their religious affiliation. People need to have a better understanding of the terror groups and distinguish between being a Muslim and being a member of a terror group. The events of the September 11, should not act as a basis for discriminating or stigmatizing our Muslim brothers and sisters. There is a typical dissimilarity between a Muslim and a member of the terror groups. Let us build America by establishing an amicable environment for all of us to thrive and attain the American dream.