Syrian refugee “Linda” lost her only boy child of her six children in a bombing in Damascus. She, her husband and five daughters fled to Lebanon. It was tough there: UN food stamps and the stress of applying for asylum in the U.S.
Sitting at a picnic table, watching her daughters run around in the playground of a mosque in Baltimore, she said the process was complicated.
“What can I tell you? They asked questions about your whole life since birth — what did you do?” she said.
“Not only you — about your relatives, about your parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, all of your family, the whole family history.”
Linda and her family arrived in Baltimore in late 2014, among a handful of Syrian refugees to settle in the US city in the past few years.
Her husband works as a delivery driver, her five daughters are in school and, for the first time in her life, Linda has learned how to drive.
“Of course I’m happy,” she said, looking at her eldest daughter, 16-year-old Faiyza sitting next to her listening to music on her phone through headphones.
While Linda has found friends at the local mosque who have helped her navigate her new life, America does not yet feel like the perfect home.
“Half of the society is okay in welcoming us, the other half is not,” she said. Source: ABC
“Linda” should meet the parents of Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy torn to pieces by the bomb Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, set down, almost right next to him. Martin Richard was ‘chosen.’ She should talk to the 3,060 children orphaned in the September 11, 2001 attacks (not including those losing a parent of a first responder who died of attack-related diseases). The Tsarnaev’s were living the American dream as they plotted and committed their jihad as persons suffering from political persecution in their Muslim homeland.
“Linda,” finds some solace in the Baltimore mosque, while the rest of us find no solace. Do we care that “Linda” and all other “peaceful” (and ungrateful) Muslims who intentionally come here, insist the theocracy they choose to live under is peaceful? No, we do not. We’d like too. We’ve tried, but frankly, we have Americans feeling desperate and hurting from sea to shining sea because of the upbringing of Middle Easterners.
The devastation in Syria is surely awful, but we know “awful,” too. Of the 9/11/01 attacks, of 3,996 dead, only 291 bodies were found intact. Fewer than 1,600 victims were positively identified. TWENTY THOUSAND PIECES of souls were found. SIX THOUSAND pieces of human souls were small enough to fit in test-tubes. Only two hundred pieces matched to a single person. TEN THOUSAND unidentified pieces frozen for later analysis.
So, a message to “Linda:” The problem is what you call your “religion.” As much as you wish it to be, it is not peaceful, and truthfully, it isn’t even a religion. We can’t trust you because we don’t know that you want to assimilate, to become an American. Are you grateful that someone gave your husband a job? Would have been so nice to hear that in the interview you gave ABC. You said, “Of course I’m happy.” What a pitiful response, and pitiful that the interviewer had to ask. Will your mosque let you live the American dream? You know, some mosques grow terrorists. We will give your family, and terrorists, food stamps, free education including college, and medical care because we have no choice, but “Linda,” we don’t know you. We don’t know if you have, or want, a spirit of good will toward this country. Seems maybe you do not.
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