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Monday, September 13, 2010

Garden & Islamaphobia

Well our garden had a bit of a set back...RABBITS! They found some holes in our fence and the little buggers ate our lettuce and some of the broccoli. Barry worked hard on Sat. mending the fence. You have to take in consideration we live in the middle of the woods. We have lots of deer ( who ate the tops off my mums ). I bought some deer off spray which stunk! In fact I was trying to fix the sprayer and guess what I spilled in on me...guess I won't be eaten by deer. Everything else is doing good ...so Barry & I will be eating good this winter. Hope the rabbits won't break through the fence!

Something I heard on MSN this morning and I thought I'd pass it on...The fear is that {Islamaphobia} may lead to the same kind of radicalization among Muslim youth in the U.S. that we've seen in Europe. It has already played into the hands of al-Quida, which has for years been trying to convince American Muslims that the unfettered religious freedoms they enjoy is a mirage...Are we in danger of proving al-Quida right? I am a liberal progressive, secularized American Muslim. But when I see that bigotry against my faith-my very identity- has become so commonplace in America that it is shaping into a wedge issue for the midterm elections, I can barely control my anger. I can't imagine how the next generation of American Muslim youth will react to such provocations.
Written by : Reza Aslam
NPR Commentary
Aug. 23, 2010

Think about it...Take Care.
Love, Jilly Bean

1 comment:

  1. It is wonderful to see what a thoughtful and well spoken woman you are...as well as being beautiful! I have issues that are important to me also - one reason I returned to Canada. Bob and I are vegetarians, belong to PETA, and are liberal Democrat types...but almost all politicians give me a pain:-) We are working on living as sustainable a life as we can manage...would love to be off the grid but can't afford what it costs to get set up with wind, solar, etc. Maybe someday. I am also contribute to the Avaaz organization and True Food. There is so much that is wrong it is hard sometimes to concentrate on all that is actually RIGHT with the world...it is a beautiful planet and I hope we don't wreck it beyond repair.