In a surprising turn of events, a conservative man was left reeling after discovering that a Muslim immigrant held the same socially conservative views as him, including being against abortion and being pro-family.
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, had always assumed that Muslims were liberal when it came to social issues, and was stunned to find that this was not the case. “I was expecting to have a debate on LGBTQQIP2SAA issues, but instead we found ourselves agreeing on everything,” he said. “It was a shock to realize that a Muslim immigrant could hold the same beliefs as me.”
The man was particularly taken aback to learn that the Muslim immigrant was pro-family and believed in the traditional family unit. “I thought that Muslims were all about radical feminism and the destruction of the family, but this guy was all about the nuclear family and staying true to traditional values,” he said.
The man’s first reaction was one of disbelief and confusion. He had always assumed that Muslims were diametrically opposed to his conservative values, and now he was faced with the realization that they shared many of the same beliefs. “It was like finding out that pigs can fly,” he said. “I just didn’t know what to think.”
The man’s disappointment only grew as he spoke with the Muslim immigrant, who expressed the same concern for the deterioration of society and the family unit. “I thought that Muslims were only concerned with Sharia law and terrorism, but this guy was worried about the same things I am,” he said. “It was a real eye-opener.”
In the end, the conservative man was left to grapple with the idea that his beliefs were not unique to his own religion and culture, and that there were people from all walks of life who shared his values. “I guess it just goes to show that we’re not so different after all,” he said. “But it still feels weird to have a Muslim immigrant agree with me on everything.”