HuffPo Launches Islamophobia Tracker: Among The 1st Targets… Carson & Trump
The Huffington Post – which considers itself a reputable news source – has started an “Islamophobia” tracker. This little side project on its site tracks anti-Muslim remarks, harassment, intimidation, bigotry and acts of violence against Muslims. Why? Because the Huffington Post feels a severe phobia about Muslims has taken over America in recent months. From their site:
After last year’s terror attacks in Paris and mass shooting in San Bernardino, California — and amidst a surge in anti-Muslim rhetoric from U.S. politicians — reports about Muslims in America facing violence, harassment, intimidation and bigotry have become omnipresent. Many Muslims say Islamophobia is worse now than it’s ever been — even worse than it was after 9/11.
It might be impossible to create a comprehensive list of discriminatory acts against American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim, but The Huffington Post will document this deplorable wave of hate for all of 2016 using news reports and firsthand accounts. The breadth and severity of Islamophobia in America can no longer go unnoticed. Enough is enough.
At the bottom of this tracker page, For those looking to “stand up for your Muslim neighbors,” The Huffington Post links to CAIR – an Islamic organization with ties to radical terrorist groups. There’s also a “visit your local mosque” link.
As of Tuesday, there have been 28 “documented” instances of Islamophobia – all in the month of January. They are not just “hate crimes,” there is media coverage and legislation they dislike. More