From trendy long tunics to maxi dresses, polka-dot Hijabs (head covering) and abayas (Islamic gown), modest fashion has been gaining momentum over the recent years. Brands like Dolce & Gabbana and DKNY have released modest collections over the years, followed by high-end labels Mango, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Ostensibly, mainstream fashion has embraced the […]
Over 70 percent of American Muslims said they would likely vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 in a poll conducted by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), leaving 12 percent undecided and 5 percent voting for either the Green or Libertarian Party.
But is the Democratic Party the rightful home for American Muslims, or as Malcolm X said in his autobiography, are American Muslims being duped by the liberal sly fox?
On all major issues, a President Hillary Clinton would be just as detrimental to the American Muslim community as President-elect Donald Trump.
Since San Bernardino, hate crimes against Muslims have been widely reported across the country. In one week alone, a hijab-wearing woman was shot at and several mosques firebombed. Additionally, there have been attacks against storeowners, community centers, and civic organizations. Muslims have been intimidated outside their places of worship by armed, right-wing vigilantes.
Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner for the Presidential nomination, whose racist demagoguery has prompted debate over whether he is a fascist, reacted with the most extreme policy proposal of any politician. Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States because of the “dangerous threat” they pose.
One popular way people have been denouncing bigotry against Muslims is through seemingly-progressive stories of American and British soldiers who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan vocally embracing Muslims, despite their experiences on the battlefield and the loss of their friends and fellow servicemen.