In this op-ed for Religion News Service, journalist Ruth Nasrullah attends a town hall meeting in Farmesville, a small town in Texas where some of the locals are protesting a proposed Muslim cemetery.
As a Muslim, Ms. Nasrullah has a unique perspective and says in her powerful piece, “I believe justice is a fundamental American value. However, justice for victims of suspicion and prejudice has never been achieved without effort. I urge us all to strive to keep anti-Muslim rhetoric from becoming normalized. Islamophobia should never be acceptable.”