Instead of stories about the real victims of 9/11 and the Muslims who caused the terrorist attacks, we are inundated with sob stories about the poor muslims in America who are experiencing a backlash of anti-muslim hatred. If there is a backlash, stories like this are the reason.
Mercury News As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, the sadness and lingering horror is compounded by yet another emotion for the Bay Area’s Muslims and Arabs — and those who are mistaken for them: dread.
At a community meeting Saturday in Mountain View, civil rights leaders and local residents who described being targeted expressed fear that upcoming events could trigger another flare-up of backlash attacks. (I wish)
They spoke from experience — schoolchildren taunted for wearing religious head scarves (this is America, take the damn bag off your head and you won’t be taunted), workers discriminated against because of beards and turbans. And rights advocates warned that more incidents could soon be added to the growing tallies of post 9/11 hate crimes.
Sarah O’Neal, a Muslim who attends Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, told the packed audience in a senior center auditorium that she’d been called “towel head.” (No, the proper word is baghead) Fellow students often asked if she had relatives in al-Qaida. And once she was lured by a schoolmate into the bathroom, where “Sarah O’Neal is a terrorist” was written in graffiti on the wall.
“I was confused because I didn’t know what it meant,” O’Neal, a junior, recalled. “What had I done to terrorize somebody? (You look like all the people who do terrorize people) Then I realized it was about “Arabs, Sikhs, Indo-Americans — anybody with brown skin and facial hair” could be targeted, Honda said. (No, just muslims)
The event — hosted by state Assemblyman Paul Fong, D-Mountain View, and attended by numerous state and local officials such as San Jose police Chief Chris Moore — included more than three hours of testimony from Bay Area residents. The gathering was part of a national campaign to amplify “unheard voices” of 9/11. (Oh please, we are sick to death of hearing the ever whining voices of Muslims. Shut up already)
In the Bay Area, the (Terrorist Front Group CAIR) Council on American Islamic Relations has logged an average of 200 complaints a year from local residents, 24 in the last month alone.(Oh, boo hoo) CAIR representatives say most of the complaints involve “government harassment,” including FBI inquiries, immigration hassles and travelers being stopped in airports. (We are protecting ourselves from you, get it?) Still others report workplace harassment and school bullying. (Oh boo hoo)
Backlash spiked in the aftermath of the attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., said Maha
ElGenaidi, executive director of the San Jose-based Islamic Networks Group. (Of course it has increased. Keep pushing for sharia law in this country and you’ll see worse than a backlash)But it has increased again recently, she added, as conservatives mount a campaign to retake the White House — and some Americans continue to spread the false notion that President Barack Obama is Muslim. (Obama IS a muslim and the whole muslim world knows it, why don’t you?)
Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, reminded the audience that the post-9/11 climate has even turned deadly. Yamada — whose Japanese-American parents were interned during World War II — noted the shooting in March of two Sikh men in turbans on an afternoon stroll through Elk Grove. (Yeah, well, life’s tough if you wear a rag on your head. Take it off and act like an American)
“It’s such a shame that we have to live in fear as we approach these anniversaries,” Yamada said. While Sept. 11 should be a time to acknowledge the tragedy, she added, it should also be “a teaching moment that we are all Americans here.” (Muslims are NOT Americans. They are Muslims. Period)