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A touching note of love and compassion to an American Muslim by a neighbour

Abubaker Amri, in Ohio received a note that offered much-needed words of support in this climate of fear and hate

world Updated: Jan 23, 2017 15:05 IST
Uzair Hasan Rizvi
Uzair Hasan Rizvi
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Hend Amry,American Muslim,Muslims in America
Amry’s family in Cincinnati was left awestruck when they found a note of compassion and love on their door.(WCPO Photo)

Donald Trump’s inauguration as American President after a bitterly divisive campaign where he lashed out at Muslims on many occasions and had even suggested banning their entry into the US has left the community jittery.

There had been reports of more than 400 hate crimes in United States, including those against Muslims in the weeks following Trump’s victory in November.

However, the day after Trump’s inauguration, one family in Cincinnati was left awestruck when they found a note of compassion and love on their door.

The note was shared on Twitter by Hend Amry, who said it was left at her uncle’s door by a neighbour. The family had moved to the US from Libya.

The note addressed, “Dear Neighbors, today begins a new stage for our country. No matter what happens, please know there are still a lot of people who will fight for your right to practice your religion, to continue your lives without discrimination. You are welcome in our neighborhood and if you need anything - please knock on our door,” the note read.

The tweet featuring a photo of the note has been re-tweeted more than 167,000 times and liked over 500,000 times since it was posted on January 21.

“This is the America that took us in as political refugees, the America that gave us a new home, & the America that keeps my hope alive today,” Ms Amry added on Twitter.

According to WCPO, Abubaker Amry said, “He and his neighbors don’t interact much beyond a cordial “Hello,” so the note someone left him Friday came as a surprise.”

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Author’s twitter handle is @rizviuzair

First Published: Jan 23, 2017 15:02 IST