Civil rights activist Linda Sarsour uses the start of Ramadan, a time of reflection, to reflect on what it means to be Muslim in America today.
Islam prescribes this month of fasting, and as with many, my favorite place to be during Ramadan is the mosque in the evenings… The mosque is a place of peace for me, particularly during this holiest of months for Muslims.
In the heightened atmosphere of Islamophobia that is engulfing our country, the simple act of attending prayers or iftars during Ramadan is no longer simple or free.
…attending the mosque in this most dangerous time for Muslims in America will be not only an act of faith, but also an act of courage.
Read the rest here.