Islamophobia on the Rise After the Massacre at Fort Hood

Posted on November 14, 2009


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Source: CAIR

“It is the proper role of national religious and political leaders to challenge those who promote hatred and intolerance,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Extremists who seek to exploit the Fort Hood tragedy are doing a disservice to our nation and to the values of justice and inclusion on which it is based.”

Awad cited a number of statements by anti-Muslim extremists seeking to exploit the Fort Hood attack to generate hostility to Islam and to marginalize American Muslims.

  • Tunku Varadarajan, a professor at NYU’s Stern Business School suggested that the term “going postal” be changed to “going Muslim.”
    SEE: ‘Going Muslim’ (Forbes)
  • Television evangelist Pat Robertson said Muslims should be treated as communists or fascists. Robertson told his “700 Club” audience: “Islam is a violent — I was going to say religion — but it’s not a religion. It’s a political system. It’s a violent political system bent on the overthrow of governments of the world and world domination…I think you should treat it as such and treat its adherents as such. As we would members of the Communist party and members of some Fascist group.”
    SEE: Robertson on Islam (Washington Post)
  • Dave Gaubatz, author of a Muslim-bashing book, called for a “backlash” against American Muslims. Gaubatz wrote on a right-wing Web site: “Now is the time for a professional and legal backlash against the Muslim community and their leaders.”
    SEE: Call for Backlash Against Muslims Embarrasses Even Right-Wing Think Tank
  • Widely-syndicated conservative columnist Cal Thomas said the Fort Hood shooter’s “preference for Muslim clothing” should have alerted authorities “that he might be a time bomb waiting to go off.”
    SEE: Thomas: Jihadists in the Military
  • The American Family Association has called for a ban on Muslims in the military. In an article titled “No More Muslims in the U.S. Military,” the group’s Director of Issues Analysis Bryan Fischer wrote: “It is time, I suggest, to stop the practice of allowing Muslims to serve in the U.S. military. The reason is simple: the more devout a Muslim is, the more of a threat he is to national security.”
    SEE: Conservative Christian Group Calls for Ban on Muslims in Military
  • Oklahoma writer Timothy Rollins echoed the call to exclude all Muslims from the military. He wrote: “What [the Fort Hood] attack does is further strengthen the case for the honorable discharge of all Muslims from the United States Armed Forces, regardless of the degree to which they may adhere to their faith.”
    SEE: Oklahoma Writer Calls For Ban of Muslims in Military

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