From September 11, 2001 to this weekend’s murders in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, it’s reported that Sikhs have been attacked because they’re mistaken for Muslims. Meantime, Mitt Romney and even President Obama are accused of distancing themselves from American Muslims? What’s the underlying message? Is it okay to attack people because they believe in Islam? Is America’s political culture encouraging an atmosphere of hostility? Also, Egypt launches a Military strike on Sinai to root out militants, and Romney claims Obama is gutting welfare to work rules.
Recollection from Bush Jr Presidency to today - people who actually worked in politics talk about how it’s been changing and what remains as major/persistent problems.
Wasn’t that bad.
Though I really want some persistent, real concrete ‘tracking’ on the issue of ‘Islamophobia’ in USA. to keep educate, inform and inspire public (*Along with Antisemitism).
Deepa Kumar: Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University. Author of the new book “Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.”,
Jonathan Schanzer: Vice President for Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies,
Suhail Khan: Attorney,
Ambreen Ali: Staff Writer at CQ Roll Call,