In light of the Executive Order on immigration signed by Donald Trump this week, there has been a lot of energised anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States. But against all the ignorance, stigma and stereotyping, a lot of Muslim Americans are also YouTubers; and some of them are proudly speaking out against the Muslim ban.
Nabela Noor has shared her own emotional response to the Muslim ban on her channel.
The Bangladeshi-American lifestyle vlogger has spoken up about Islamophobia in the past; but now Nabela is approaching the subject feeling “newly empowered and encouraged and inspired”.
“Now more than ever, I believe in us”, says Nabela. “And I’m asking for you to believe in us too”.
Her response is one of love, and of positivity, and education; which as we all know is something we need a little more of in such a divisive climate. And sharing her own experiences of travelling via airports with her mother adds to the gravity of the situation that many currently find themselves in.
“I have to believe that we are powerful. We are powerful, and capable, beyond belief.”