THE BLOG
01/21/2016 04:18 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2017

How Tolerant Are Americans?

People in all countries have become very tolerant, especially US. Listening to Donald Trump's speech left me befuddled and angry. Have Americans become so tolerant that they could sit through the speech and not even question about it? I definitely wouldn't be surprised if this guy is elected the President due to the lack of better candidates.

On February 10, 2015, Craig Stephen Hicks, in the Chapel Hill shooting killed a Muslim Syrian-American family, Deah Shady Barakat's family, who were his neighbors, on a very petty parking issue.

On October 1st, the Umpqua University shooting was a very sad state of affairs. One student, Christopher Harper-Mercer killing his co-students is disastrous. It leaves one scared to even let kids go to school or college.

On December 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, California, a mass shooting was opened by an Islamic couple, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik. They opened fire in a holiday party, and 14 people were killed and 22 were seriously injured. It is ghoulish and to think that they had been planning to do this for a year or more is atrocious.

But, the point is that, in 2015, there have been 207 mass killings, and only 1 was by Muslims. The origin of the other 206 shooters was not found to be related to any Islamic group, in fact, nobody cared to know about the origin of those shooters at all. Neither the public raised questions nor did the Government. But, all these shootings lead to a lousy debate of gun-control which has not been resolved yet.

Donald trump should have talked about all these mass killings and the inability to control them. He should have talked about how guns should be banned in the country; at least no layman should be allowed to keep a gun licensed or otherwise. Instead, he was tolerant towards all these and all that struck a cord and made him say was that 'Muslims shouldn't be allowed into the country'. What about the religion and origin of the other 206 shooters? Do they go scot-free?

My daughter came up to me the other night and said that we should go and settle in Vancouver, BC if Donald Trump comes to power. I couldn't but agree less with my teenager when she said that if he hates immigrants like us, then we should go to a country who would welcome immigrants. She sure was pointing at Syrians welcomed into Canada by Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.