But…They’re Muslims.

What if the Rohingya were Christians?

What if they were Jews?

What if we didn’t listen to the news

and cared about everybody instead?

What if we viewed their dead

the same as our own?

Villages burning by the dozen

might not matter to Aung San Suu Kyi

but what if they mattered to you and me?

If we spoke up, the world would see

how hypocritical we are.

We can’t risk humanizing some Muslims,

because humanity is contagious.

We can’t say these Muslims matter

when we’re slaughtering those.

So it goes…


About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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