After the results of the US Presidential elections were announced, the internet exploded with reactions from women, immigrants and minorities. While some of them were worried, the others were downright scared. Some people even narrated incidents of being subjected to hate speech.
For Cincinnati-based Abubaker Amry, the case was no different. Although Abubaker wasnâ€™t sure if Trump would ultimately go forward with his claims and promises, his anti-Muslim rhetoric did worry him, he told PTI. But things changed on Saturday when, after Trumpâ€™s inauguration, he received the most heartwarming note from his neighbours.
Referring to Trump taking charge of the White House, the note said that despite the beginning of â€śthis new stageâ€ť for their country, Abubaker should know that â€śthere are still a lot of peopleâ€ť who will fight for his â€śright to practice his religion, to continue to live without discrimination.â€ť
The letter ended with the assurance that Abubakerâ€™s family is welcome in the neighbourhood, and if they needed anything, they shouldnâ€™t be afraid to knock on the authorâ€™s door.
A picture of the letter was tweeted by Abubakerâ€™s niece, Hend Amry, who was previously nicknamed Queen of Muslim Twitter and is also regarded one of the best satirical Arab writers on Twitter.
After the Trump inauguration, some neighbors left this letter on my uncle's door in Cincinnati, Ohio. pic.twitter.com/jnlXewv7ejâ€” Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) January 21, 2017
Abubaker said that the letter meant a lot to him, and that it changed his mind. â€śThis is the other side of America. This is the best, best, best experience,â€ť he said.
The letterâ€™s picture went viral on Twitter and has been tweeted over 1.6 lakh times. Hend also said in another tweet: â€śThis 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.â€ť
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.â€” Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) January 21, 2017