Colin Powell made me ferklempt

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I’m so happy about his endorsement of Obama. But more emotional for me is the fact that he is the first public figure of authority I know who has called out the fear and hatred being thrown at Muslim Americans  and given visibility to even one moment of genuine Muslim American experience.  
That moved me to tears. I see the history of my Jewish family before me and my own gay experience in this familiar tactic of blaming while not really knowing someone imagined as “other.” For America to remain America it must include, as the entire world does, those who are Muslim.

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