Dear President of United States,
I live in Ozone Park, in New York City. I came from Bangladesh and moved to the US in 2012. There is a big Muslim Bengali community in Ozone Park and most of my family members live in the neighborhood. When I first moved to Ozone Park, it seemed safe. But this summer, in August 2016, an imam and his friend were shot and killed on 77th Street, two blocks from my house. This made me and my family very scared because we are Muslim and we thought this could happen to us. Not everyone who is Muslim is a terrorist. We come to the United States for a new life and we want to do good things for the country. I want you, the next President, to make things safer for Muslims in America. I want you to stop Islamophobia so that my family, my community, and all people in the US are safe.
Hate is growing inside people from the terrorist attacks that are happening. These attacks are affecting Muslims in the United States. Many Muslims are blamed and called names for the crimes that they haven't committed. The Anti-Muslims are increasing and the anger in them is fueled by the Islamic State. Muslim people are more in danger than safe and are discriminated by the people around them. According to Hannah Allan Allam and Javaria Khan of McClatchy Washington Bureau, “The number of anti-Muslim incidents rose from 135 in 2013 to 154 in 2014, according to the FBI’s figures.” This means that the Anti-Muslim events are actually increased from 135 in 2013 to 154. These incident are happening against the innocent Muslims that have not committed any crimes.
You, as the next President, teach the public that Islam is a peaceful religion. People need to help each other, and solve this problem together, not with hate.