Islamophobia in Donald Trump’s USA

This AFP video from the USA says about itself:

2 June 2017

New Yorkers of all faiths join together for an iftar meal in front of Trump Tower in New York City.

After the recent news on United States President Donald Trump and anti-Semitism … now this.

Donald Trump Becomes First President In Two Decades To Not Host A Ramadan Dinner. Yet another slap in the face to Muslims everywhere: here.

California Mosques Hit By Possible Hate Crimes During Last Days Of Ramadan. In one case, a burned Quran filled with bacon was found handcuffed to a fence outside a Sacramento mosque on Saturday: here.

MORE THAN HALF OF HATE CRIMES GO UNREPORTED According to a new federal report, more than half of the 250,000 hate crimes a year go unreported. [NYT]

THE IMAGE OF U.S. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP Has taken quite the beating under the current administration, according to a survey from Pew Research Center. [Reuters]

9 thoughts on “Islamophobia in Donald Trump’s USA

  1. Koran set on fire outside mosque

    UNITED STATES: Police are investigating two apparent Islamophobic hate crimes in California over the weekend.

    The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said a deputy was alerted on Saturday afternoon to a burning Koran filled with bacon attached to a fence at the city’s Masjid Annur Islamic Centre.

    And the Sacramento Bee reported that a driver threw pages torn from the Koran into the Davis Islamic Centre during evening prayers on Friday.


  2. Trump’s new nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is so outrageously wrong for the job that it’s like Trump is specifically saying “Screw you” to women.

    Lawyer Eric Dreiband made a name for himself fighting to deny women birth control. He has spent his career defending corporations sued by women and minority populations.

    This is not someone we can have in charge of our civil rights protections.

    UltraViolet Education Fund is gearing up to fight his anti-woman agenda and stand up for civil rights. Will you chip in $5 to UltraViolet?

    Yes, I’ll chip in $5 to help stand against Eric Dreiband’s woman-hating agenda.

    The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is the office in charge of enforcing America’s laws against discrimination. This is the office that has held the police department accountable in Ferguson, has worked to enforce the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and who ensures voting rights for us all.1,2 President Obama’s head of the division was a prominent NAACP attorney.3

    Dreiband, on the other hand, has risen to prominence by tearing down vulnerable populations. In his career, he has:4,5

    Led a case against the U.S. government to overturn the requirement that employer insurance cover birth control.
    Represented Abercrombie & Fitch when it refused to hire a Muslim woman because she wore a head scarf.
    Testified before the Senate against the Fair Pay Restoration Act that would require equal pay for women.
    Defended HB2–the discriminatory transgender bathroom bill–for the state of North Carolina.

    Dreiband will work under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has already made it clear that he couldn’t care less about civil rights, so we’re going to have to stand up to his woman-hating agenda. Will you chip in $5 to UltraViolet?

    Yes, I’ll chip in $5 to stand up to Trump’s terrible nominee.

    Thank you for stepping up.

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Emma, PaKou, Pilar, Natalie, Melody, and Pam, the UltraViolet PAC team



    1. Trump’s pick to lead federal civil rights efforts defended companies accused of discrimination, Vox, June 30, 2017

    2. Civil Rights Division Jurisdiction–What Are We Authorized to Do?, United States Department of Justice, accessed June 30, 2017

    3. What happens now to Justice Dept.’s civil rights enforcement?, Washington Post, January 19, 2017

    4. Trump’s Civil Rights Division Pick ‘Made a Career of Going Against Women and LGBT Rights’, Rewire, June 30, 2017

    5. Hearing About The Fair Pay Restoration Act , United States Senate, January 24, 2008


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