Painting All Muslims with The Same Brush Is Wrong

By Vera

What most people do not seem to realize is that the majority of Muslims are not Arabs. Stereotypical, we are represented as such. I was born and raised in Europe. I immigrated to the U.S. as a young woman in 1989 and have been a proud U.S. Citizen since 1994.

I worked for the U.S. Air Force and served as a police officer prior to completing my law degree and a master’s degree in education and becoming a public school teacher.

One of my daughters is a college senior at a major university, where she plays basketball on a NCAA scholarship. One of my sons is a fashion model in NYC.

Additionally, I adopted four children whom I am raising as a single mother. I have two best friends, one is a Christian pastor’s wife and the other is a Jewish lady who was born in Israel. I would do about anything for them because they are my friends.

I am an avid horseback rider and own three horses. I ride almost daily, after work and on weekends.

If you saw me, you probably would not think that I am Muslim, but I am and I love my faith, but I also love being a U.S. citizen and I am proud to be an American.