Bismillah, alhamdulillah: came across this interesting sonnet welcoming immigrants to the USA. It is supposed to exist on a plaque placed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. A Muslim sociologist may comment that the rise of the USA is a consequence of their good behaviour with their fellow men, especially the oppressed, for God is not unfair and rewards the non Muslim for his or her efforts in this world.

Here is an excerpt:

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

The sonnet was written by a Saphardic Jew, it is called The New Colossus.

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