Here is a report of a little Muslim girl who said she had a scary dream about Donald Trump… She said he is so mean. Read the story below. We brought it to you as it is, enjoy
A Donald Trump non-supporter published a very interesting story about the harsh
times Muslim parents face with their children in New York DailyTimes, due to fear of a
possibility of them being ‘deported’ out of the U.S if Donald Trump
emerges president.Donald Trump has made the implementation of a
deportation task force and temporary Muslim immigration ban a major
rhetoric during his presidential campaign. Read the interesting report/story after the cut.Bilal
Elcharfa was pouring cereal for his children before school this month
when his 7-year-old daughter, Maaria, walked into the kitchen, calling
for him.“Baba, I had a scary dream,” she said, hugging him tight. “About Donald Trump.”It
was the morning after the second presidential debate, which the
Elcharfa family’s two youngest daughters watched in the basement of
their Staten Island home with their parents. In the middle of the night,
Maaria went to her parents’ room twice, unable to sleep, and walked to
the living room and checked her family’s security camera.That morning, Mr. Elcharfa, 52, asked his daughter what she saw in the nightmare.“He
was so mean to us,” she said. “He had a scary face, like a zombie or
something.” In the dream, Maaria later said, Mr. Trump came to the home
of every Muslim family in the country and put each one in jail. Don’t
worry,” he told his daughter, comforting her. “He’s just talk.”
tried to sound convincing. But her nightmare unsettled him. Mr.
Elcharfa and his wife had fled war in their native Lebanon in the hopes
of raising a family in safety in the United States. Mr. Elcharfa, a taxi
driver, had dealt with his own share of anti-Muslim sentiment, like the
time a passenger refused to pay his fare because he said Muslims needed
to pay for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.But
for innocent Maaria, who still loves playing dress-up and pretending she
is a princess, to experience it? Never had he felt so helpless.“I’m trying to let my kids live in peace,” he said. “I don’t want them to worry.”Maaria
is just beginning to understand that her family’s faith sets her apart
in her public school, where she is one of only a few Muslims in her
second-grade class. But she does not fully grasp how it could be used
against her, and she lacks the ability of even her older siblings, in
their teens, to absorb the blows.“They cannot defend themselves, They’re still young,” Mr. Elcharfa said about Maaria and her 9-year-old sister, Zaynub. “.”Across
the country, Muslim parents have been facing such moments almost daily,
riding each tumultuous wave of the news cycle, including Mr. Trump’s
incendiary rhetoric and calls to ban Muslims from entering the country
and the recent bombing in Manhattan. But how to explain such harsh
realities to a young child?
Even as some Muslim
parents try to shelter their children from the news, they cannot
prevent them from hearing hurtful words in their classrooms and at the
playground. Their children come home asking their parents why a
classmate said Mr. Trump, the Republican nominee, wants to kick their
family out of the country. They ask why, if their religion is one of
peace, they so often get called terrorists in the hallways.Many
Muslim parents fear that the tensions could push their children away
from the faith entirely. They are struggling with how to balance guiding
their children in practicing and defending their religion, and letting
them embrace it — or not — on their own terms.“We don’t know how to handle it sometimes,” Mr. Elcharfa said. “Maybe someday they won’t believe in anything.
spring, the Elcharfas’ 9-year-old, Zaynub, was sitting on the carpet in
her third-grade classroom when two boys said to her, “If Donald Trump
becomes president, he’s going to kick you out of the country.”That night, frightened, she asked her mother about it.“Are we going to get kicked out? Where are we going to go?”
mother, Nayla Elhamoui, assured her that no president could do that.
“That will never affect us,” she told her daughter. “We belong here.”
She called the school’s parent coordinator the next day. The principal
met with the students and instructed them to apologize to Zaynub.Mr.
Elcharfa first came to the United States in the mid-1980s, and Ms.
Elhamoui joined him about a decade later, after marrying him in Lebanon.
Their five children, ages 7 to 18, were all born in the United States.
Source: NY Daily News and L. Ikeji