CAIRO – Experiencing anti-Muslim attacks on her family, a US Muslim schoolgirl’s speech about how Islamophobia has devastated their life after her little sister was blamed for Paris attacks has gone viral on the internet.
“I have a seven-year-old sister who came home from school crying, when I asked why she said people in school were blaming her for the Paris attacks, she said that she didn’t want to go back,” Isra Mohammed, 15, said in the speech given to all 1,900 pupils at Kenton School in Newcastle, The Independent reported.
“I have a brother in year seven, he got bullied as people were telling him your religion is killing people.”
Explaining how her religion is one of peace, the talented GCSE student, who hopes to become a doctor like her father, has now been asked to repeat the talk at other schools.
A video of her talk was posted on YouTube and has since been watched more than 24,000 times.
“My message is that terrorism has no religion, Islam is not the face of terrorism and Muslims have nothing to do with terrorism,” she said.