Muslim Americans responded with a mix of frustration, exasperation and anger to what many see as a growing wave of Islamophobia fueled by two of the Republican Party’s most popular presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
At the Islamic Institute of Orange County, which houses a mosque and a school in Anaheim, in southern California, tensions were already mounting since a group of white men screamed at mothers and children arriving at the center on this year’s anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, calling them cowards who did not belong in America.
Many of the country’s 2.8 million Muslims say such tensions could become uglier during a presidential race that they fear is already tapping a vein of anger and bigotry.
So…we’re not supposed to infer anything from decades upon decades of Islamic terrorism, but two months of Trump and Carson are going to create a hateful panic wave.
And they wonder why so many conservative Americans are frustrated with the media.
This is boilerplate media bias, throwing out extreme labels for Republicans that are mere speculation and forever failing to note that people opposed to illegal immigration aren’t opposed to immigration.
Having said all that, I am still unclear why Carson is making a big deal out of this. His biggest rise in the polls came after the first debate where he said almost nothing, then continued to say nothing for a couple of weeks.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.