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Peace and love: Hippie mantra extends to Vermont Muslims

In light of radical jihadists with plastic explosives in their underpants, airport security now has a new reason to worry. However, they are not the only ones. Muslims across America find themselves disgusted by the bombing attempt, and wonder at how the repercussions will affect them, and the Muslim community of Burlington, Vermont is not much different in that regard. Tania Khartabil, a Palestinian-American student at UVM voices the opinions of the greater community, when she condemns the attack, saying that it is “just plain wrong.”

There is a stark difference between the radical Islamism of Al-Qaeda, and the religion of peace practiced by 1.57 billion people worldwide—a difference many do not realize. However, to the Muslim community in Vermont, the differences are evident. They see the unfolding of recent events as a series of tragedies—each defaming the lifestyle and religion they practice while living at peace with their neighbors in the predominantly White-Christian state of Vermont.


  • Dilshad 5 years ago

    well written.

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    Insightful and interesting to see a new perspective on what has been going on!

  • Nigar 5 years ago

    Keep up the good work!!

  • Fauzia 5 years ago

    It is important that we present Islam as the religion it truly is, one of love and peace, kindness and understanding, compassion and forgiveness, not a religion preaching terror and destruction of innocent people. Well done for being a part of opening the window to true Islam!!

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