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The attacks on Ilhan Omar reveal an America set against Muslims


Azad Essa: It is precisely the tone set by her own colleagues that have allowed the salacious and vindictive attacks to escalate.

And one has to ask if any of this is surprising?

What has this liberal establishment done for Muslims in America besides extend surveillance on the community, bomb their cousins in the Middle East or in the Horn of Africa and hold an iftar once-a-year?

What further proof other than the relentless attacks on Omar is needed to illustrate that almost 18 years after 9/11, American Muslims are neither safe from violence nor free from suspicion and blame; whether they are selling hot dogs from a food truck or sitting in Congress.

The normalisation of anti-Muslim racism is not something that emerged with Trump. It’s as American, as they say, as apple pie. More here.

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