Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Modern crusader in Denver last weekend

He was part of an "anti-sharia" rally. Such gatherings have drawn Islamophobes, neo-nazis, and white supremacists out from the shadows, threatening the peace for us all.

I remember when some straight white guy with this sort of fantasy might have had seized the chance to act out at a Renaissance Fair. Now, with a bullying fantasist in the White House, they are encouraged to act out their nightmare visions on the bodies of vulnerable targets.

As Ibrahim Hooper of CAIR explained:

"What we are seeing in America right now is the mainstreaming of hate... Extremists feel empowered now because they think that they have the president on their side."

The rest of us must resist and protect.

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