In my project I’ve been able to help Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims. But because my focus is on Bangladesh, and because Bangladesh is 83% Muslim, it does mean that most of the time it’s Muslims & Muslim families who get helped.
This is why comments like this annoy me:
Most of you will brush this off as random haters. And, okay, in this case it may very well be. And, to be fair, this project seems to attract all varieties of haters. There are Muslim haters who say I should go to hell. There are Bangladeshi haters who claim I’m doing it for fame. It goes on and on.
I know you’re supposed to ignore haters and not feed the trolls. But let’s face it: this kind of hate isn’t confined to the internet. We live in a world where there are people who think it’s perfectly alright to want to see Muslims suffer and those who want Christians to burn in hell.
I don’t talk about my own religious beliefs because whether I read (or tweet or respond to comments using excerpts from) The Bible, The Qu’ran, The Torah, or even The God Delusion – I find that these books all inspire me to believe that we as a species need to get along with each other.
And I realize that me rebutting or responding to every hater isn’t going to create world peace. But, at the same time, me just helping one person or one village at a time won’t end global poverty. But ignoring either doesn’t seem to be something I’m wired to do.
tl;dr: Why can’t we just all get along?