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    I came to the U.S. with my dad and my siblings in 2011. The room that I used to sleep in with my dad and my sister  had a bed,  a T.V and two closets. Also,  on the wall there was a piece of of art made out of bl

    Opinions on the Qu'ran

    I came to the U.S. with my dad and my siblings in 2011. The room that I used to sleep in with my dad and my sister  had a bed,  a T.V and two closets. Also,  on the wall...

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    • Hi Sundus,
      I don’t much about the Qu’ran other that it’s the primary religious text of Islam, but after reading your piece I was given a new perspective on how it effects people on a very personal level. I’m still wondering how specifically the Qu’ran has made you feel better? Is the a certain story or verse that really resonates to you? Can’t wait to see what you write next.
      Violet

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    During 2011, I came to New York for the first time in my life. When I arrived here, I came with my dad and my siblings. We lived with my uncle, his wife and his three kids in apartment. Inside that apartment there

    The First time I arrived in New York...

    During 2011, I came to New York for the first time in my life. When I arrived here, I came with my dad and my siblings. We lived with my uncle, his wife and his three kids in apartment....

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    In my opinion, this teacher should not  say anything about speaking another language because “the soldiers are fighting for our rights” everyone have the right to speak any language. This country does not have

    Speak "American"

    In my opinion, this teacher should not  say anything about speaking another language because “the soldiers are fighting for our rights” everyone have the right to speak any language. This country does not have an official  language. The way...

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    • Sundus, I strongly agree with your opinion and can not imagine how scaring this experience could have been for you and your family on the train. American started out with Native Americans and turned into a melting pot country where people from around the world come to for the opportunities we offer. I believe we welcome everyone here and not turn away, but your heartbreaking story tells me otherwise.

    • Sundus,
      I totally agree with you when you say that America should be equal for all. The freedom to have your own culture, express yourself in your own way, and speak whatever language you want is in the Constitution. Since American soldiers fight for America and its Constitution, they are in essence fighting for our right to speak whatever language we want, not just “American.” I believed that you exemplified that point when talking about the wrongs of this teacher’s actions, and I wholeheartedly agree with you. Thank you for your post and I look forward to your future work.

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