These past few days have been heavy and trying for the Muslim communities across the world - Grenfell, Nabra, the UK Mosque ploughing by a white supremacist. It's getting increasingly difficult to navigate through spaces as a Muslim, constantly watching your back, never knowing if you or someone you love will be next.
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"Defend victims of discrimination and hate crimes"; "build more channels for civic engagement"; challenge "Islamophobia and others forms of xenophobia": community organizer Leila and her "Agents of Change" team sound freaking pretty awesome, don't they?Peace,Leila Almawy
But maybe we should check and see what else Leila is saying--say, on her Twitter feed.
For instance, this:
So pardon my rage (or don't) when I say screw theWow, that doesn't sound very civically engaging. In fact, it sounds downright hateful, bigoted, xenophobic and potty-mouthed to me.
#IDF & #Israel & #Zionism & @GalGadot. Either way, idgaf. With love & rage, Leila
Go figure, huh?