The day has finally come. Among all the things said during the election that were dismissed as rhetoric, one promise is turning into a reality. The Americans who subscribe to Islam learned that there are constitutionally legal ways to discriminate against them. The common argument is that the executive order is pointed to nations and not religions, but who are we really kidding here?
Sure, today it's religion, but we have seen this before haven't we? Starting from Native Americans, to African-Americans and Jewish Americans or Japanese Americans. And while the next scary step may be to think when death squads would be made legal, there's always a way to see the light.
As an Ahmadi Muslim who has seen persecution due to my religion in Muslim majority countries anyway, I cannot express enough gratitude to the people who are stepping forward with words of support for 1 percent of their population. Whether it's the anonymous letter of support taped to the door of a mosque, or my coworker's letter to his congressmen. That's the one thing I see different in America, we do step up to help our neighbors, and that in the end will make us better.