“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
As a country that is much concerned and up-to-date with the United States, most of us know what happened in 911 (maybe even more than our own history for many people), and this act of terrorism has really had a bad effect on people practicing Islam in many parts of the world, the United States, of course.
Come to think of it, people are concerned about Americans after 911, but how about Muslims in America who had nothing to do with that horrible day? Well, many of them still get racist comments, jokes, and just plain discrimination. And it’s not just in the United States. Even here in the Philippines, Muslims get discriminated a lot, too, simply for being well, Muslim.
Watch this video and wait out, trust me, the man on the 5th minute will bring you to tears. Faith in humanity restored yet again!
My travels have made me mad at the idea of racism. I don’t believe that your attitude and belief in life is solely based on your religion nor race. I have met so many wonderful people who practice Islam. Someday, I will tell you about my solo trip to Cotabato City, and how I’ve been blessed and welcomed by the Muslims.
They say fear, ignorance, and baseless judgments are the winning combination for racism, and I agree. That is why it’s important to open your mind and try to understand concepts you are not familiar with or even don’t agree with. I have learned that the key to peace is not to agree with everything, but to understand where others are coming from, respect their decisions, let them believe what they believe without making them feel like they’re the worst people, but stand up when you already feel you have a moral obligation to defend what is right (just like the people did in the video).
So, in line with this video I shared, there are 2 MOVIES YOU NEED TO FIND/ DOWNLOAD AND WATCH. And I hope that after you do, you can leave a comment here in my blog and let me know what you think!:)
I won’t give you much details and just let you in for painful yet heartwarming stories.
MOVIE 1: MY NAME IS KHAN
MY ONLY TIP: This movie is quite lengthy, but STICK WITH IT.
Favorite Dialogue from this Movie:
Razia Khan (Ammi): Remember one thing, son. There are only two kinds of people in this world. Good people who do good deeds. And bad people who do bad. That’s the only difference in human beings. There’s no other difference. Understood? What did you understand? Tell me. Tell me.
Rizwan Khan: Good people. Bad people. No other difference.
MOVIE 2: FIVE MINARETS OF NEW YORK
Favorite Dialogue from this movie:
Agent David Becker: Because of America, people in Iraq are now free of Saddam Hussein and now live in peace.
Acar Aydin: Everybody knows the US created Saddam. Over a million Iraqi muslims died during your quest for freedom. And this freedom of yours, you only seem to take it to countries where there’s oil. Is that a coincidence?
Last Tip: ready your tissue!
Would love to hear from you after you watch them!