Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar accused MSNBC’s Joy Reid of “casual Islamophobia” and called it “hurtful and dangerous.”
Joy Reid had said “When leaders — let’s say in the Muslim world talk a lot of violent talk and encourage their supporters to be willing to commit violence including on their own bodies in order to win against whoever they decide is the enemy, we in the U.S. media describe that as they are radicalizing these people, particularly when they’re radicalizing young people. That’s how we talk about the way Muslims act.”
She then asked “When you see what Donald Trump is doing, is that any different from what we describe as radicalizing people?”
Honestly, this kinda of casual Islamophobia is hurtful and dangerous.
We deserve better and an apology for the painful moment for so many Muslims around our country should be forthcoming. https://t.co/megnZyL9dd
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 1, 2020