I live in a predominantly Muslim neighborhood. My apartment looks over an Islamic elementary school, and there are two mosques close by.
I don’t feel afraid in this neighborhood, of course. The children sound like children when they play outside. We are families in this neighborhood. We are just people, trying our best to live and be happy.
One of my friends is Muslim, living in the UK. His good friend friend expressed concern that there may be a backlash soon….he feels somewhat nervous about the perceptions of Islam in the eyes of those who have never read from the Qoran….
This is a letter to the world’s youth from Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, where he makes a plea for tolerance and understanding.
Posted on January 24, 2015
by Jerry Alatalo
In an effort to discourage and prevent the young men and women of Europe and North America from becoming involved with ISIS, al Qaeda and/or other terrorist groups falsely claiming adherence to the principles of Islam, Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei wrote a letter directed to those young people.
In the letter he asks the young people (all people should read the Quran before forming any opinions about Islam) if they have ever read Islam’s sacred text the Quran, and suggests they do so before even thinking about joining any terrorist group. Some reading this may have read the text in the past and understand where Iran’s leader is coming from and why he felt it necessary to communicate with vulnerable young people.
Having read the Quran within the last few weeks, there is absolutely nothing in the writings which gives ISIS or…
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