Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mind-Boggling Ignorance

After a great lunch with my colleagues, we headed back to the hotel, but and on our way back to the hotel we were talking about the city since all of us were from different States trying to adjust to dynamics of detroit for the next couple weeks. Two of my colleagues started talking about churches they go to, and what they like about them, and I guess they felt I was left out of the topic because I am a Muslim and I had nothing to share with them about my faith. So one of them started asking me if I go to any local mosques, and I told him "Yes". I even added how I was surprised with the size and architecture of the mosque as my eyes never seen any bigger or more beautiful mosque like the one by my hotel. You know what his comment was? "OMG, I know that is such a huge mosque, I thought I was in the middle east for a second...such a big mosque in the US". He just took me by surprise... Well for starter, Islam is not a culture...so not all middle Eastern people are Muslim...and second, what's wrong with having a big mosque in US? There are temples everywhere...even bigger than churches! I think he was just jealous that my mosque was bigger than his small church :)

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