Islam in Samoa #illpraywithyou

Muslims pray while Christians form a protective human chain around them during a protest against the elimination of a popular fuel subsidy that has doubled the price of petrol in Nigeria's capital Abuja
Muslims pray while Christians form a protective human chain around them during a protest against the elimination of a popular fuel subsidy that has doubled the price of gas in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, Jan. 10, 2012.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/christians-muslims-unite-to-fight-terror-group-boko-haram-in-nigeria-67299/#cEvSY0JOuI8A1PiM.99

The problem with ‘Indifference’ is that most people who are don’t know, and when they do they don’t care.

This is the problem with the Samoa Council of Churches attempt to ban Islam – it is fueled by fear, a lack of understanding, and zero attempt to try which = ignorance. In turn they have villainized a whole religion based on the actions of a few. Ironically, this move by the Samoa Council of Churches is so UN-Christian.

It deeply deeply saddens me that this conversation is even happening. I spent eight years of my schooling life in Australia surrounded by beautiful, joyful, loving and caring Muslim children, some of whom were my closest friends – we ate together, played together, laughed together, and learnt together, and because of this exposure I am more accepting of others, more understanding others, more tolerant, more willing to learn, and most important more open to loving and welcoming into my home anyone and everyone regardless of their faith or background.

I can’t quite articulate how I feel because for the first time in my 25 years of life, I will genuinely be ashamed to call Samoa home if we close our doors to my Muslim friends and family.

‪#‎illpraywithyou‬ ‪#‎keepIslaminSamoa‬

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