Every day, I see the realities of an America that inflicts unspeakable trauma on communities of color and religious minorities. And as we remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and mark the fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing, I am reminded of how important interfaith collaboration is to healing this trauma, and how my community persevered through its darkest days in large part thanks to the support of our neighbors of different faiths, races and ethnicities.
In 2017, white supremacists bombed our mosque, the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Minnesota, as worshippers assembled for morning prayers. Though no one was physically injured, the waves of pain reverberated across our community. This attack was just one in a long list of attacks on the larger Muslim community that attempt to tell us that we do not belong here in this country.