Skip to comments.Muslim Caucus to hold first conference amid Trump's attacks (featuring Ihlan Omar)
Posted on 07/23/2019 9:46:33 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
Washington, DC - Muslim political leaders and academics are set to gather in Washington, DC, on Tuesday for what is being billed as the first national gathering of Muslims in politics in United States history.
The historic moment comes as President Donald Trump and his supporters ramp up attacks on Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first two Muslim women in Congress.
Organised by the Muslim Caucus, the Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy 2019 will feature appearances by representatives Omar, as well as a host of other prominent Muslim American figures, including Gold Star father Khizr Khan and Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress and current Minnesota attorney general.
But the organisers are disappointed in the low turnout from major Democratic presidential candidates.
"We reached out to every single Democratic candidate as well as Republican, the one Republican candidate who is running against Trump," said Ghazala Salam, president and founder of the Muslim Caucus Education Collective.
"But we did not have any response from their offices. Everyone declined, or responded that they have scheduling conflicts," she told Al Jazeera.
Bernie Sanders will submit a pre-recorded message for the conference, but Salam said that actually taking the time to meet and speak with Muslim voters would send a much stronger message of support.
"It's important for candidates who want to be president to have a plan to speak to every community," said Salam. "Whether minority or majority ... Muslims, even though we're a minority right now, we're facing such discrimination, especially from this administration."
'Not a small sideshow in US politics' The conference comes at a time when rights groups have documented an increase in Islamophobic attacks on Muslim communities and individuals.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recorded a 17 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2017. It also documented 300 hate crimes against Muslim Americans in 2017, a 15 percent increase from the previous year.
"Trump's xenophobic rhetoric, both prior to and during the course of his presidency, emboldened those who sought to express their anti-Muslim bias and provided a veneer of legitimacy to bigotry in the public sphere," CAIR said in its 2018 Civil Rights Report.
In 2016, Trump campaigned on banning Muslims from entering the US. He acted on that promise once in office, issuing a travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries.
“True terror is a language and a vision. There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts, and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways that writers used to aspire to.” Don DeLillo
Trump’s attacks are words.
m*slim attacks brought down tall buildings with people in them.
Get out of my country!
Send them back.
The operative phrase. Any questions?
“... Muslims, even though we’re a minority right now...”
The last two words explain everything they want...
Were there any muslims in congress before 9/11 or has their terror somehow resulted in the US hoping the alligator eats us last?
Always good to pay special attention to little seemingly inconsequential turns of phrase and unconscious word choices to get a window into the actual workings of a speaker's mind, the real thoughts and intentions behind the mask of non-agressiveness and victimhood.
Take a gander at those last 2 words.
This is not a mind of one who wants to fit in, it's the mind of one who wants to take over. I'm no scholar but I believe this was the model in the return to Mecca.
That sounds kinda soviet to me.
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Amid Trump attacks
Muslims are facing discriminations? And they’re surprised? What do they expect? Muslims serve Satan and expect to be accepted for that? Are they complaining about antisatanic discrimination?
I hope one of them raises his hand and suggest they follow a less violent prophet, I don’t know, say Charles Manson maybe?
Islam cannot be made safe for the rest of humanity.
The so called leaders of the United States of America insist on committing National suicide. Why are they doing that?
We are the Borg.
Those evil sharia goat humpers have made themselves untouchable ...because of our #1 enemy..THE MEDIAPUKES AND THE SOCIALIST RATS! Can’t protest them because they’ll call you every name in the book!! The mediaVOMITS along with this evil demonic cult religion WHO are hell bend on destroying our nation and declare sharia for ALL OF US ... radical hardcore Jew hating Muslims who refuse to assimilate like those two evil nut jobs Omar and that other *itch ARE A DANGER TO OUR SOCIETY AND WAY OF LIFE...THEY ARE OUR ENEMIES...DON’T EVER FORGET!! Little by little patiently they are gaining power...how long before we have sharia courts? I hear in NY they already have a security patrol patrolling the streets! They are learning by watching how quickly the British folk succumbed into their every request! The British patriots were forced NOT TO CRITICIZE this religion from hell OR FACE PRISON TIME!! These Muslim’s sole intention is to force Americans to submit or be killed by slicing your throat! Their evil Corrupt Quran is crystal clear they hate the infidel, you and me, and the Jews! !!
Where some see goat raping, disease ridden booger pickin’ non-TP users...I see opportunity!
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