This is the moment we have been waiting for. We Muslims have been on edge for many years suffering from infinite stereotypes coming our way. All the way from George Washington to George Bush, Islam was not recognized as a religion that deserved 'normal' treatment. The symbol of the Hijab or the Kufi was like setting off an alarm to the world saying, "Aaah! There's a terrorist in my street!".
One day, my older sister was pushing my baby sister's stroller to the library. A man then stopped her and pointed at the stroller. He disgraciously asked, "You got a bomb in that stroller? Huh? You got a bomb?"
My sister was too shocked to see such a rude man harrassing her, than to say anything. But when my dear mother caught up, she asked the man, "Why don't you check your own backpack first?"
The man just shrugged and said, "I was just askin' if she had a bomb cuz now's the right time to do it. Ya know, set it off. There is no one watching."
My mom threatened him to leave, "....or else she's calling security."
The man shrugged again and said, "Well at least I'm not Moslem."
Later, my mom complained to the librarian about the man, but he was no where to be found.
This is a clear example of the bad images that are spread about Islam. What ignorant people misunderstand is that if one Muslim does something bad, then all Muslims have wronged. Shame onto those Muslims who spread the message the wrong way.
Any way, it was a major relief for me to find out that a man by the name of Barack Hussein Obama was running for president. When he won, I made so much duaa' thanking Allah (swt) for allowing a noble person to win. I was escpecially honored when he admitted he was on our 'side' and dedicated a whole speech to the Muslim-Arab world. We all make dua'a to Allah that this really comes from his heart, and that he practices what he preached.
P.S. Don't blame it on me if he doesn't truly help Islam.... :)