However, one Muslim man, Abubaker Amri, in Ohio received a note that offered much-needed words of support in this climate of fear and hate. It promised to uphold the great American values of tolerance and diversity. It read:
"Dear Neighbors, Today begins a new stage for our country. No matter what happens, please know there are still a lot of people who will fight for your right to practice your religion, to continue your lives without discrimination. You are welcome in our neighborhood and if you need anything — please knock on our door."
The beautiful letter was shared by the Amri's niece, Hend Amry, on Twitter. She shared it with the caption, "This is the America that took us in as political refugees, the America that gave us a new home, & the America that keeps my hope alive today."
The tweet garnered more than 450,000 likes on Twitter.
People were surprised and moved.
@LibyaLiberty That wasn’t the letter I expected to click through and read. Thanks for that.— Greg Norman (@Raelshark) January 21, 2017
One even asked if he could do something similar for a local mosque.
@LibyaLiberty -- I've wanted to do a kind gesture for a nearby mosque but wasn't sure what wouldn't just seem weird or token.— Eric H (@TesseractUnfold) January 22, 2017
Trump may have won the election despite his racist, Islamophobic and sexist vitriol, but thousands of people, including Amri's neighbors, have shown this week that he will meet resistance if he continues to be the demagogue that he is.
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