ABC: ’20 years after 9/11, Islamophobia continues to haunt Muslims’

There has been a steady drumbeat of Muslims-Are-Victims-After-9/11 stories over the last few days, despite the fact that this year and every other year since 9/11, anti-Jewish hate crimes were far more common than anti-Muslim hate crimes, and last year anti-Muslim hate crimes dropped by 42%. The idea that Muslims have been victims of large-scale discrimination and harassment in the United States since 9/11 is also belied by the rise in Muslim immigration into the country. Why would they come to a place where they know they will be mistreated? And the establishment media certainly has been working hard to tell them that they will be.

The entire “Islamophobia” initiative is an attempt to silence speech critical of Islam.

“20 years after 9/11, Islamophobia continues to haunt Muslims,” by Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, September 11, 2021 (thanks to Henry):

Sept. 11, 2001, marked the start of a new era for Muslims in the United States.

Shortly after al-Qaida terrorists attacked the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, many Muslims, as well as other Arab Americans, became the targets of anger and racism.

Mosques were burned or destroyed and death threats and harassment followed many Muslims in the weeks following the attacks, according to congressional testimony from the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2011. Some victims were beaten, attacked or held at gunpoint for merely being perceived as Muslim, the organization said.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who is Muslim, reflected on 9/11 and the discrimination that followed in an interview with ABC News. “As Americans, as people who are living here, we were also attacked,” she said. “This is our community, this is our country, and there were Muslims who lost their lives in those towers, who were Muslim firefighters, who lost their lives.”

She added, “There is a desire by many to use our faith and our identity as a weapon against us and to ‘other’ us. That has been really harmful in so many ways.”…

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