The racism news all over the world in these few months brought back a memory of 10-15 years ago here in Toronto.
Unfortunately, racism still happens everywhere in the world to blacks, Muslims, natives, etc.
I am a Muslim, and The holy Quran is in Arabic, I can read Arabic as we learned in school, but I can’t understand Arabic because my language is Farsi.
One time that I was trying to read the complete Quran in Farsi translations, I carried my Quran with me everywhere, so if I find the time, I will be able to read it.
I remember that I went to my mechanic for an oil change. While they were changing the oil, it was a great time for me to read. I went to the launch room, holding my Quran.
There was a white grandmother with her white grandson in the launch room.
As soon as I sat on the chair far from them, the grandmother’s eyebrows joined together, and somehow she seemed very angry. She pulled her grandson closer to herself. I tried not to look, but her acts were so overt and drew other’s attention.
The grandmother pointed her finger at me and told her grandson: “Do you see her?”
Her grandson looked at me directly.
The grandmother continued: “She is a terrorist. All Muslims are terrorists. And we hate them.”
I pretended that I didn’t hear anything. I felt so sad for the poor grandchild who should listen to hateful words in the early years of his innocent beautiful life. The years that he is supposed to learn to respect others, not all the Muslims are terrorists, not all the blacks are criminals, not all the natives do the crime, and not all the white people are angles. These kids grow to bully and hate others.
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