How a Girl from Rural Mississippi Found Peace in Islam - Part 2
“Why did I expect anything less,” Fuller’s former youth pastor wrote. “I am an infidel according to your cult so therefore I am your enemy. Such a shame you have chosen to turn your back on a loving God and serve a false prophet who preaches hate for anyone not of said cult.”
“My heart is sad for the teenage girl I admired so much in church,” a member of Fuller’s former church posted on her wall. “You were such an inspiration to all the teenagers who saw you stand up for what you believed and not ashamed to be a Christian. Don’t be a stumbling block April to all these young souls.”
Her grandfather was particularly harsh “A few days after I came out as Muslim, he called me to ask if I was going to be blowing up any buildings soon,” April said.
“My mom has always encouraged me to follow my heart, and this is no different,” Fuller said. “She educates herself on what I believe, can eat and all that so that she can understand what I’m going through and how she can best help me.”
April joined the Muslim Student Association at the University of Mississippi and later became the director of women affairs. She says that the MSA provides a place where she can be herself, it was like a new home to her.
“I love all my friends, don’t get me wrong, but since I joined the Muslim Student Association, I have a close group that I can talk about Islam with, as well as a group that won’t pressure me to do anything that goes against Islam.”