America’s religious freedoms under attack

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Originally Published in The Patriot News

jihadsubwayadAs I walked into the New York subway, I read an ad on the wall that quoted the Quran “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers” with a picture of the Twin Towers burning beside it. Had the Al-Qaeda taken over? No, rather, this was an Islamophobic hate ad.

America was founded on religious freedom for all, yet recently in a New York subway, an American was killed for his faith. He was murdered by being pushed onto the railway tracks of an oncoming train in New York. His murderer was a woman who believed he was responsible for the attacks on 9/11, and killed him as an act of revenge.

As an American, I am saddened and frightened by this incident. In a nation where such hate is tolerated, what more can we expect?

AHMAD BHATTI
Lower Paxton Twp.

 

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