Hard to believe


Originally published in The Voice


Aristotle once said, “At his best, man is the noblest of all animals. Separated from law and justice, he is the worst.” In light of the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Gardner, I find it difficult to believe our society could resort to such brutality.

As a member of the Metro Detroit Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association USA, I am taught to respect the law and those in authority, and to love my fellow human being. -Seems easy enough. Why then is it so hard for some of our citizens and law enforcement to do the same? Maybe Aristotle is right.

About the author

Mahir Osman

Mahir Osman lives in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan and is well known as a community leader and advocate within the region. Serving as the Public Affairs Secretary for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Metro Detroit, Osman has built relationships with local Mayors, Council Members, State Representatives, and Congressional Representatives. For the past 15 years, Osman has independently studied Theology and Comparative Religions, primarily early Christianity and the New Testament, to better understand why individuals believe what they believe. And therefore, focuses on writing pieces, both religious and political, that would not hold any biases and focus primarily on facts, rational, and justice.

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