Barack "Muh Legacy" Obama
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The dreaded brownlash

A female, Muslim immigrant who voted for Trump writes in the Washington Post:

I am a single mother who can’t afford health insurance under Obamacare. The president’s mortgage-loan modification program, “HOPE NOW,” didn’t help me. Tuesday, I drove into Virginia from my hometown of Morgantown, W.Va., where I see rural America and ordinary Americans, like me, still struggling to make ends meet, after eight years of the Obama administration.

Finally, as a liberal Muslim who has experienced, first-hand, Islamic extremism in this world, I have been opposed to the decision by President Obama and the Democratic Party to tap dance around the “Islam” in Islamic State. Of course, Trump’s rhetoric has been far more than indelicate and folks can have policy differences with his recommendations, but, to me, it has been exaggerated and demonized by the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, their media channels, such as Al Jazeera, and their proxies in the West, in a convenient distraction from the issue that most worries me as a human being on this earth: extremist Islam of the kind that has spilled blood from the hallways of the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai to the dance floor of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Later she says:

Days before the election, a journalist from India emailed me, asking: What are your thoughts being a Muslim in “Trump’s America”?

I wrote that as a child of India, arriving in the United States at the age of 4 in the summer of 1969, I have absolutely no fears about being a Muslim in a “Trump America.”

What did she fear?

What worried me the most were my concerns about the influence of theocratic Muslim dictatorships, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia, in a Hillary Clinton America. These dictatorships are no shining examples of progressive society with their failure to offer fundamental human rights and pathways to citizenship to immigrants from India, refugees from Syria and the entire class of de facto slaves that live in those dictatorships. We have to stand up with moral courage against not just hate against Muslims, but hate by Muslims, so that everyone can live with sukhun, or peace of mind.

She seems sensible enough.

However, the majority of Muslims in America don't share her view. In fact, one of these Muslim women is lashing out at her like a retarded banshee from Hell:

[...] voting for white supremacy and the continued oppression of people of color, LGBTQ communities and other marginalized groups will not protect you if and when they turn upon you. You claim that “the political hyperbole—agenda-driven identity politics of its own—that demonized Trump and his supporters” is overstated, while effacing the violence Muslims, African-Americans and other minorities have faced at Trump rallies, at the hands of the State and in the aftermath of the election. You stand behind “rural America and ordinary Americans,” but what about the Americans who are being murdered for the color of their skin, who are having the hijabs yanked off their heads, who are terrified that their families will be torn apart by deportation, detention and state violence? You seem to think that Trump’s racist, xenophobic and misogynistic rhetoric can be contained on a bus with Billy Bush, but what you don’t understand is that he has only legitimated those who already believed that all immigrants should “go back home,” that women are always “asking for it.” How will you protect yourself from street harassment when the President of the United States has openly endorsed it? What will you tell the racist who calls you a towelhead when you know his view is completely validated by the political conversations happening right now?

Have you even seen so much horseshit packed into one paragraph?


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