Saturday, June 20, 2015
This is World Refugee Day
You should want to know about Muzoon, who is introduced to us by Khaled Hosseini, who is one of my favorite novelists--just brilliant, go and read The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns if you don't already know how good a novel can be.
It's easy for us westerners to talk about how sexist Muslim culture can be, but that a displaced girl like Muzoon can become an eloquent speaker for education and civil rights is outstanding (and that we also have Malala to compare her to.)
I want to read what she will have to say, and what the girls who are educated because of the efforts of young Muslim feminists like herself and Malala Yousufzai have to say regarding the society in which they live, and the ideas they have about molding it to their hearts' desire.
I support the access of refugees to expedited paths to citizenship and to access to means to practice their activism in this or any other recipient culture.
We people of stable nations should support the rights of refugees in the hopes that they will be the ones to improve the lands from which they come, once they have received necessary care and freedom.
I welcome and cherish the refugees because they have a reason to come and to go. I welcome the immigrant and I offer support to the tired activist. Free nations should support those who are tired and tempest-tossed, yearning to be free. Liberty and the template for creating free societies should be America's #1 export.