What happened today in Boston is such a tragedy. When I heard about it I instantly sent my friend who was running the marathon a text message because I was worried about her, thankfully she was ok. An hour or two after the news first broke I started to think to myself, “please please don’t let the attack be in the name of Islam. I don’t know what to think of me thinking that, truth be told I always think the same after incidents like these. I feel stuck in between the east and the west. I am a Muslim, Palestinian, American, and a human. I don’t wish these types of attacks on anyone but I feel like sometimes people look at me and expect me to pick a side, either you are with us or you are with them. I don’t have a solution for any of it and I can’t pick a side because I am part of both cultures. I just know as a Muslim that I will pray for all the people in the world.