My Fellow Americans


By: Elizabeth Potter
Date: 2011-08-04

America was built on the principles of equality and basic human rights for all. Recent mosque protests and congressional hearings on American Muslims are all unfortunate examples of a rising tide of fear that lead to intolerance and inequality. This climate of suspicion towards our fellow Americans compromises the great values that our country was founded upon. We've put together a 2 minute film in response that I believe you and the readers of The Vatic Project will be interested in sharing, watching, and discussing:


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1 comment:

American Action Report said...

According to a 2007 Pew survey, American Muslims are as "mainstream" as other Americans, although there are problems in Europe.
In response to a barrage of email messages encouraging hatred and fear of Muslims, I did a survey of my own almost a year ago. I compared the murder rates in dozens of countries to the percentages of Muslims in those countries. Then I did the reverse by using percentage of Muslims in populations as a base. I researched the issue from other angles as well. I found that there was zero, zip, zilch, nada correlation between Muslims and homicide. I wrote it up in an article I titled "How Dangerous Are the Muslims?" http://americanactionreport.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-dangerous-are-muslims.html
Keep it up. The first word in United States of America is "United."