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Zarifeh said her win “proved that not all Muslims are something to worry about.”
“They don’t see me as a threat,” she said, “they see me as their friend.”
This article was everything! It literally put a smile on my face to know that there are strong support systems out there and perhaps more people are opening their minds than we sometimes presume. To know that High school students were able to show so much solidarity and love really has me a bit overwhelmed. Accepting differences and respecting cultures for their unique attributes is something that adults still struggle with so to see young adults getting it so quickly, means a lot. If more people got to know the very people that they “hate” or dislike for reasons that society paints or for reasons that are so minor, we’d be in a lot better space. We def need to see more unity like this. Won’t happen over night but anything worth having is certainly worth fighting for…Congrats Zarifeh!!
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