Young girl has powerful response to Trump's statement on Muslims
A Muslim schoolgirl is speaking out against Republican candidate Donald Trump's controversial remarks on identification for Muslims.
Last week, the Republican frontrunner entertained the idea of creating a database of all Muslims, including forcing them to carry specific identification cards and issuing heavier surveillance on mosques.
Now, schoolgirl Marwa Balkar's powerful response to the businessman's remarks have gone viral.
The 22-year-old Muslim girl from California put her own personal touch on Trump's divisive comments. Instead of letting the presidential candidate's identification plan for Muslims define her, Balkar envisioned her own ID badge for how the religion reflects her.
In an open letter posted on Facebook, Balkar tells the GOP candidate:
My name is Marwa, and I am a muslim.
I heard you wanted us to start wearing ID badges, so I decided to choose one for myself. I am not easily identifiable as a #Muslim just by looking at me, so my new badge will let me display proudly who I am.
I chose the peace sign because it represents my #Islam. The one that taught me to oppose #injustice and yearn for #unity. The one that taught me that killing one innocent life is equivalent to killing humanity.
I heard you want to track us as well. Great! You can come with me on my Cancer Awareness walks at the local middle school, or you can follow me to work where it's my job to create happiness.
You can also see how my local mosque makes PB&J sandwiches for the homeless and hosts interfaith dinners where everyone is welcome.
Maybe then, you'll see that me being Muslim doesn't make me any less American than you are.
Maybe if you walk in my footsteps, you can see that I am not any less human than you are.
Salaamu alaikum (Peace be unto you)
Since the California woman posted the note on Facebook on Nov. 20, it has accumulated over 185,000 likes and nearly 100,000 shares on the social networking site.
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