Last month I was going to go to an even organized by ICNA relief in Yorba Linda, with the purpose of raising funds for women's shelters and to fight homelessness and hunger in the U.S. I was so busy with readings and school work that I had to decline.
Apparently, this event was protested by an group of tea party members that allegedly were trying to keep 'terrorism' out of Orange County. I wonder if they have research the statistics of the average terrorist in the U.S. (which would not be an Arab). I was really shocked to witness the amount of hate in a place so close to my home. I have had my kids live in this community and I guess I didn't realize how much intolerance and hate is found here now.