In the past year, a wave of mothers who say they love their Muslim family members have spoken out on social media and have made headlines across the country.
Now, they say they are fighting for the rights of Muslim mothers to share their stories and connect with other Muslim parents.
They are the ‘I Love Her’ mothers, a growing community of mothers and daughters in the U.S. who say their families have been discriminated against and are willing to speak out on behalf of other Muslim mothers.
They want to show other Muslims that the voices of other moms are being heard.
In the wake of the Orlando massacre, in which 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and several other shootings in the Midwest, Muslims across the U, and around the world have been rallying behind their Muslim friends, families, and communities.
In addition to being the faces of the Pulse nightclub shooting and the Pulse gay club shooting, Muslim mothers have been outspoken about their experiences with homophobia and discrimination, and their efforts to build a safer, more accepting community.
“I was so upset because my daughter is going to be married in a year and she’s going to live in a Muslim community,” said Shaeem Qureshi, a single Muslim mother of three who is one of the first to share her story on Twitter.
Qureshi’s story began when she was a single mom.
Her daughter was in college, but she said she felt like she was “too embarrassed” to say anything to her Muslim friends because of her religious identity.
“I thought, what the heck?
Why are you not sharing your story?” she said.
“Why are you hiding your identity?”
When Quresi was married to a white man in 2006, she said, she was not asked any questions about her religion.
She said she was told by a Muslim woman that she was being “different” because she had a different hair color.
Qurshi said she told her family about the discrimination and harassment she faced, and they took it personally.
She was also told that she should “act more like a Muslim mom,” and that she didn’t fit in with the family, according to Qureshia.
Qeshi said her family would have preferred she had left the religion and had never married, but her husband convinced her to remain.
The couple had two sons, who grew up to become professionals and live with their mother.
Qekshi said that when she told Quresheedsi that her family could not get married in their home country of Pakistan, she received a “sad and hurtful” response.
“That’s when I knew that my life was on the line,” she said in an interview with Buzzfeed.
“What we need to do is be honest and let people know that we are not the problem.
I don’t want to be an example that my Muslim friends are the problem,” Quresis said.
She is also pushing for an end to hate crimes, especially because her community is growing, and she is hopeful that the Trump administration will do more to address Islamophobia.
“As a Muslim mother, I’m hoping that the U:T.
will support Muslim parents in any way possible to bring our community up to date and better understand what it means to be Muslim,” Qeshi told Buzzfeed in an email.
“My hope is that the US government will take action on hate crimes and discrimination against Muslim Americans.”
Quresheets story has resonated with other mothers who have shared their stories on social sites and websites, and many have reached out to her to talk about their experience.
“They are not happy,” said Quresha’s friend, Nada Al-Zahrawi.
“It’s very sad to see this happen in our community.
We need to be united.””
I’ve been through this too,” said Al-Sada, a young Muslim woman who said she is working on her Master’s degree and lives in the United Kingdom.
“People can see the hate that exists against our community.”
Al-Zahsrawi is also a mother of two sons.
She told BuzzFeed that she felt “threatened” by her son’s father, a former member of the Pakistani Taliban.
She asked her son to come to the U-T to be with her because she is Muslim.
“He was scared because of his father,” she recalled.
“He felt like he had to go to the [U-T] so he could hide from him.
He wanted to go and meet my mom.”
When Al-Shahed was in seventh grade, she told Buzzfeeding that she feared her father would kill her and her brother because he did not like her.
“In the United States, we live in fear of the other,” she told the news outlet. “Our