The pride I feel when I share where I grew up and where I now minister is due in part to the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the area. It makes me pay special attention then, when events like the nationwide March Against Sharia, originally set for Portland, occurred this past Saturday in Seattle. These marches were planned for 23 cities in over 18 states. Let’s be real, this is not what our community stands for.
According to Vice News “between 9/11 and June of 2015, white supremacists and right-wing extremists killed nearly twice as many people (48) on American soil as radical Muslims did (26).” But where is the demand to step up enforcement against white supremacists?