We all kinda thought this might be true, but it is. The Trump administration stigmatizes Islam and is slowly taking away civil liberties.
Bias-driven incidents against Muslims have been on the rise since the election. There have been several mosques attacked and threatened over the last few months.
Zainab Arain, a CAIR coordinator working to monitor and combat Islamophobia, said:
“The presidential election campaign and the Trump administration have tapped into a seam of bigotry and hate that has resulted in the targeting of American Muslims and other minority groups.”
“If acts of bias impacting the American Muslim community continue as they have been, 2017 could be one of the worst years ever for such incidents.”
One such incident occurred at a mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota, last Saturday. A bomb went off in the office of the Imam just as Saturday services and prayers were starting.
The mosque had received threatening phone calls and emails in the past.
Mohamed Omar, the center’s executive director, said:
“We feel like it’s much deeper and scarier than like something random. It’s so scary.”
President Trump and his administration seem to be okay with putting bigotry before civil liberties.
Naturally, President Trump has remained silent after this bombing. He has a history of expressing anti-Muslim views. He is the mastermind behind the now-famous “Muslim-ban” and he is a proponent of “extreme vetting” for refugees.
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