I am a first generation Somali American Muslim who served in combat with the United States Marine Corps under President Bush and President Obama, where I completed two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. I am now studying at American University.
Before this election cycle, I really wasn’t much of a political person. However, after witnessing the ugly xenophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia, and general hatred being permeated by Donald Trump and his supporters within the general American national political discourse, I felt compelled to speak out and counter the negativity in any way I can. I see this as service to my country, similar to my own service in the United States Marine Corps. This is especially relevant to me as a first generation Muslim American immigrant.Sign a letter from veterans