Monday, September 04, 2006

Tour of the Islamic Center of Los Angeles

In the brochure that I was given it states that “Islam is a complete way of life. While social and political activism may be a part of this, the Center's activities are focused upon and geared toward the interest of Islam and Muslims in America.”





So when you hear so-called politicians take pot shots a taxicab drivers or start every sentence with “Islamic Terrorists” take a moment to reflect on the people that you have seen in the videos.

Does what you see match what you have been told?

It may. It may not. My goal in doing this is to help educate myself and those around me that we need to do a better job of understanding the people in our global neighborhood. We don't have to agree but we do have to be open enough to think and listen.

Thinking and listening do not automatically make us enemies of the state. Not the state of California anyway.

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