Freedom is about love

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Ten years after 9–11, freedom has a whole new meaning. Freedom for me is to embrace and honor my multiple identities — an Arab, a Muslim, but first and foremost, an American without suspicion, fear and doubt from my fellow Americans, freedom to speak candidly and constructively about ineffective government policies without my patriotism being questioned.

I have come to realize that freedom is about love — loving courageously. Love allows those around you to be free to love you back and engage with you to make things better for all.

Linda Sarsour is Director of the Arab American Association of New York.

Updated 5:24 pm, July 9, 2018
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Michael from Bay Ridge says:
You might be tempted to say that the two simple paragraphs above don't actually contain news. You might even call them more of a precious moments greeting card than article.
Glad to know that you like Love my dear. Freedom is about being able to what you want without artificial restriction. Freedom is about allowing something that you hate to occur because you believe in choice - even the choice to do something to which you are personally opposed.
Love is a special thing, reserved for that which you hold dearest. Freedom is something granted to all. I don't love everyone, but I still believe they all deserve to be free.
July 1, 2011, 5:04 am
Stan LS from Gravesend says:
Google "LINDA SARSOUR Hamas".
July 1, 2011, 7:56 am
daniel from downtown says:
"PEACE AND LOVE" ah, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, oh wait.. that was the detonator, sorry.
July 1, 2011, 10:39 am
Dan from Queens says:
Yes, do google "Linda Sarsour Hamas" so you can see that any ill attempt to connect them is weak and a pitiful attempt at playing 6 degrees of separation. While you are at it google "Linda Sarsour and all the Amazing Sh*t she does for the community!" and if you have time Stan google "tool"
July 1, 2011, 1:42 pm
daniel from downtown says:
I did, it came up "Dan From Queens".
July 1, 2011, 4:14 pm
Glen N from Bklyn says:
While you're at it, Google "Marty Golden receives a full disability pension from the NYPD yet competes in 5K marathons"
July 4, 2011, 1:53 pm
Kerry says:
I can't wait for everyone with white hair to die and Bay Ridge is left to the Arabic community. Then we'll see some real progress and change. So much xenophobia here. It's really frightening.
July 4, 2011, 6:13 pm

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