LTD Podcast E28: Peter on Understanding Muslims in America
Peter grew up as a Christian in the country he came from. He understands what it is like to be in the minority when it comes to your beliefs. He understands that many Muslims in the United States share similar feelings to his.
Peter shares the realities of being a Christian family in a mostly Muslim community. They felt like second-class citizens. There is a lot of violence between the Christian and Muslim communities and seems to be escalating.
“We learned not to fear our life more than church bombing happened. We still want to go to church. We still want to pray, and we still want to witness our love for Jesus.” – Peter
His family won the immigration lottery and he came to North Carolina working in the health care industry. At the time he didn’t realize he was coming to the United States for ministry, but after spending a couple of years in his job and learning the language he realized his calling. The increase of violence in his homeland and the increase of Muslims moving to the United States came with an increase in religious extremism. He began to pray about it and felt God lead him to start to do something about it.
“There are some extremists who are very loud in their voice. They use propaganda to voice out their opinion. And there is this minority among the Muslim community, we think that all Muslims are right this. When I started to pray about it, I feel, NO, I need to love my Muslim friend, especially those who are moderates. I really can connect with and build the relationship.” – Peter
The vast majority of people are people of peace. We have an opportunity to go the extra mile and help put an end to any discrimination and conflict felt by outsiders in our community.
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