I’ll start with that this event had occurred on October 1st, it came and went, but it had stuck to the back of my mind. Part of me thought “it shouldn’t end here,” in this single private message app.
Hatred needs to be spread out in the open, so those who hate cannot feel safe in the anonymity of private messages. They should not feel safe in any place on the Internet.
(Oh and Language Warning)
It all started with early news of the latest horrific school shooting. Among commenters on the news post on Facebook, there were some people who simply stated “Christian Terrorists” (this was before there was any information released about the shooter, confirmed: not muslim) and they received the typical hateful responses by white nationalists, where I thoughtfully chimed in about how statistics show that more right-wing extremists kill people in America than those actually labeled as terrorists (brown/muslim-y people).
That was warrant enough for a Mister Martin to start his “private” rant in my message box..
[Identity has been -hairlariously- obscured to protect the privacy of M-man]
At first, I admit, I simply gave a default sarcastic response (about his mother), but then I took the bait and gave a real response. He questioned my pride as a woman to be muslim… While calling me ugly and other names. Ouch
My first typo 😱
(Ha ha ha, Aisha being so-and-so age?! That’s news to me! Gee I wonder how bigots know more about my religion and its history than I do.. Hmm….)
This is why my motto is ISIS is neither Islamic nor a State. Thugs with guns.. And maybe some goats.
Aw I feel all warm and fuzzy inside, wait wait a minute… Bl… Bleurgh.. 😷
Hey if anyone has any stories of their experiences with hate, whatever the hate may be, you can share in the comment section!