I shall not teach my daughter to hate all Muslims.
I shall not teach my daughter to blame all Muslims.
I shall not teach my daughter that all terrorists are Muslims.
I shall not teach my daughter to be suspicious of all Muslims.
I shall teach my daughter to respect all people.
I shall teach my daughter to blame those who are at fault.
I shall teach my daughter that evil does not need race or religion.
I shall teach my daughter that nobody should be judged on race or religion.
I shall teach my daughter what happened in Paris.
I shall teach her what happened at 9/11 and 7/7.
I shall teach her about the atrocities done in the name of Allah.
I shall teach my daughter what happened in Germany.
I shall teach her about the concentration camps.
I shall teacher her about the evil done in the name of racial purity.
I shall teach her about slavery.
I shall teach her about the KKK.
I shall teach her about the cruelty done to those who look different.
Humanity is suffering. People are committing evil.
We all have to survive on this planet. We are all humans. We are divided by socially constructed borders and religions, political agendas and laws. But fundamentally we are all just humans trying to survive for as long as we can, as well as we can, before we die.
One planet. One species. One life. One chance.
That is what I shall teach my daughter.
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