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The role of Muslim Americans—and Muslim American women, in particular—in American culture took center stage last week after Trump questioned why Ghazala Khan, the mother of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq in 2004, had remained silent as her husband, Khizr Khan, spoke passionately onstage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
According to police, the two suspects—a man and a woman—grew angry after they were denied “slushies” because the gas station wasn’t able to make the frozen beverages at that time. They became more enraged when a store clerk denied their use of an electronic food stamps card to purchase several other unidentified items.
Hundreds have died in the last month in predominantly Muslim countries: 41 at an airport in Turkey, 250 in Iraq, 20 at a cafe in Bangladesh. It's all come during what’s considered one of the holiest of Islamic holidays. Additionally, all the bloodshed and loss of life came during what’s considered one of the holiest of Islamic holidays: Ramadan.
Obama isn’t the only president to refuse to dub terrorists who identify as Muslim “radical Islamist.” George W. Bush made it a priority not to conflate Islam with terror for the majority of his presidency. Six days after 9/11, Bush stood outside a mosque in Washington, D.C. and proclaimed, “Islam is peace.”
Published earlier this month by Dubai-based public relations firm ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, the study found that the overwhelming majority of Arab youth reject ISIS’ message and its tactics. The survey drew responses from hundreds of young Arab men and women from across the Middle East.
Titled “Upholding Moderation & Resisting Radicalization,” the series hopes to reach out to young people and anyone else in the community disheartened by anti-Muslim rhetoric whipping through the media and American politics.
Police are bracing for a crowd of up to 13,000 and protesters have already announced plans to hold a peaceful anti-Trump rally outside the venue.
After each terror attack, the rhetoric seems to ricochet unabated on cable news and in the mainstream media. In the aftermath of Tuesday’s horrific bombings in Brussels, which killed 31 and injured more than 300, Donald Trump reaffirmed his Muslim ban proposal by saying the US should close its borders. His closest rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, suggested authorities descend on so-called “Muslim communities” and spy on citizens.
The Terrorist group ISIS which, took responsibility for the attacks, must be brought to justice. We urge the international community to stand together against all extremist groups. We call for international cooperation against all types of barbarism, terrorism, and murders of innocent civilians anywhere in the world.