The article marks the somber reflections of the Muslim American community during Eid al-Fitr, a time for celebration at the end of Ramadan. At the celebration of breaking a month-long day fast, members came together to reinforce their sense of community.
An excerpt from the article:
Brie Loskota said seeing elected leaders show up at events helps create a sense of community amid diversity.
It might be more acute this Ramadan with the sheer volume and brutality of the attacks worldwide, coupled with the presidential campaign.
“It doesn’t have to be that the Muslim community feels real threats in an election year, but it has become instead the rhetoric of this particular campaign that is unfortunate,” Loskota said. “The idea that our election is targeting people who are minorities in this country —- religious, ethnic and sexual orientation — for political gain is a sad commentary on the state of democracy.”