2:15 PM EDT, April 18, 2013
Within an hour of the bomb explosions in Boston I noticed that the word "Muslims" was trending on Twitter ("'Horrific,'" April 16).
As an American Muslim who has experienced bigotry first-hand, I was a bit apprehensive as I clicked to view the tweets.
To my pleasant surprise, with the exception of maybe Fox News contributor Erik Rush, an overwhelming number of people — Muslim and non-Muslim — were tweeting in defense of Islam and condemning stereotyping and bigotry.
America has indeed come a long way since the days after 9/11, and I couldn't be more proud to be an American and a Muslim.
Basir Jamil, Bel Air
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