Jun 17

Proud to Be a Muslim Woman

Judge us, because we're Muslim.
Call us "terrorists," because we're Muslim.
Think we dress like clowns, because we're Muslim.
Scared of us, because we're Muslim.
Treat us like animals, because we're Muslim.
Think we are violent, because we're Muslim.

But all of these negative thoughts and hate won't destroy us --
because we are faithful, strong, and loving.

Don't judge us because we're Muslim.
We are not "terrorists" because we're Muslim.
We dress beautifully because we're Muslim.
We are not scary because we're Muslim.
We are not animals because we're Muslim.
We are peaceful because we're Muslim.

I'm proud to be a Muslim woman.

- Dalya Almogalli, Edmunds Middle School