Brooke talks to music impresario Russell Simmons. He volunteered to buy ads on "All-American Muslim" after a major home improvement retailer pulled its ads from the reality show.
Lack of education and understanding is what breeds fear and intolerance. I have watched these programs and find that they are a way for others to learn about this part of the American melting pot. History shows that there has been a lot of mistrust about immigrants since we have been accepting them. Take some time to learn about other cultures and religions. Gosh, just because they are different from our culture and religion doesn't mean that they are a bad thing. Sure things that are different can be scarry, but give yourself a chance to learn something new about people and place that are different. They are just people and because their attire is different doesn't mean they are bad. These people, like all others across this planet, love their families, their culture and their history, just like we do. This program has been an opportunity for me to better understand the culture, which does include the religion. Take a look back at Arabic history and see how much has been contributed to mathematics, medicine, food, language, physics, music and our own culture by these people. Do some study about them. Tolerance is what my religion teaches. Watch and really listen to what these people are saying.
I'm very mentally tied to November 11th as Remembrance Day (Veterans Day in the States). I'd have to go with ntseohimg serious to commemorate appropriately. A word name, like Justice, Honour, or Liberty might be appropriate, perhaps as a middle name. The cutest I could go is Poppy. I'd also look for names of family members or local heroes who were/are veterans. According to behindthename, Zechariah means Yahweh remembers and Mnemosyne (ni-MAWS-?-nee) means rememberance. Unfortunately, the 11th letter of the English alphabet is K. I hope no one gives their child the initials KKK.
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