With all the news media about personal attacks and hate directed toward Muslims, and with the many discussions we’ve had about it on this site, religious hate has never hit this close to home. My eyes are opened now.
It’s hard to accept that people are willing to walk around with temporary signs denigrating a people. The reason these opinions persist is because of the fear and misinformation that has been making it’s way through the networks of families, friends and neighborhoods. These like- minded people support each other in their ignorance. But a person who has the damn nerve to semi-permanently post such garbage directly in front of one’s home and place of business, without any regard for the people of this faith who live and work among us, without any regard for the message he is sending to the impressionable children and teens who pass by this sign, is downright dangerous.
This is a hate crime. Freedom of speech be damned. They are free to talk about it all they want. But this is publicly posted permanent advertising for hate. I’m afraid if they get away with this, what will be next?