I can see your loss and the need for you to believe that your son died for something important. I understand that one of the only ways to accept your unbearable grief is to insist it was for a greater good. But it wasn’t.
On a scorching hot July 23, 2016, on the lawns of the National Mall with the Capitol building and the Washington monuments in clear view, several hundred people gathered for the American Muslim March on Washington: Liberty, Justice, Peace - a march against terrorism, hate, racism, and gun violence.
Under the umbrella term Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) the programs include attempts, with no basis in evidence, to predict who might some day become violent due to a passionate investment in a cause.
As Muslim youth leaders were lobbying elected officials on “Young Leaders Capitol Hill Day" for gun violence prevention, the U.S. Capitol complex was locked down after D.C. police chased a car with a passenger firing a “mini machine gun” at officers.
OSSINING, N.Y. — As they heard the beginning of the 8:30 p.m. call to prayer on Tuesday, the Muslim men took their first sips of water of the day, breaking the Ramadan fast for the last time this year.