My more serious writing and side blog,
In hearing a lot of complaints about president-elect Trump’s Islamophobia, it’s been surprising to learn how uneducated the average person is about the history of Islamophobia in America. The current blinkered attitude towards Muslims worldwide is not a product of happenstance. To quote a former American President:
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
While that contextually sounds a bit surreptitious, if for a moment we would turn our heads (albeit briefly) away from the headlines, news columns and their oft jingoistic rhetoric and finally also the self-serving punditry coming from various news outlets, we might find that a certain level of planning and coordinated execution has gone into every major shift in thought, policy, legislation and ideology. Consequently, the policies of the Trump Administration, in particular, their Islamophobic bent, as unbelievable as they may at times…
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