It might have taken a shameless war criminal and a repugnant demagogue to finally wake Americans from their two-party stupor, but it’s happening — and it’s better late than never.
“There’s always a consistent flow of hate that you receive when you’re a prominent Muslim organization that speaks up on behalf of the Muslim community. Sadly, anti-Islam groups—including some groups run by Muslims—are consistently engaged in a campaign of trying to smear and undermine the work of Muslim activists and organizations. The output of this is an increase in hate messages and calls. At the end of the day, it’s just noise and we push forward.”
In A Measure of Islamophobia, published by the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at UC Berkeley, author S. Sayyid contends that to label something as being Islamophobic “is a constitutive act; it enables the gathering of disparate elements into recognizable formations of cruelty and injustice, which is the first task of