AP: Muslims Find Defending Themselves Exhausting
They just won’t quit. The far left media continued its hysterical and non-factual reporting on America’s “Islamophobia” today.
The AP says that Muslims are exhausted from defending themselves.
The AP reported:
Finishing law school is a challenge for Dewnya Bakri-Bazzi, but being an American and a Muslim can be downright exhausting.
As she crammed before class this week, Bakri-Bazzi caught up on testimony from a congressional hearing on the radicalization of U.S. Muslims. She contends Rep. Peter King, the New York Republican who called it, is ignoring the positive steps Muslims have taken in fighting terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Bakri-Bazzi, president of the Muslim Legal Society at Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Detroit area campus, says she fears Thursday’s hearing will only spark backlash against innocent members of her community just going about their lives.
“When people look at me walking down the street, they’ll feel like I’m an al-Qaida radicalist,” said Bakri-Bazzi, who lives in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, home to one of the nation’s largest populations of Arabs and Muslims.
As the profile of American Muslims has been heightened by the 9/11 attacks and subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many Muslims say they too have been inspired to protect their communities against terrorism. They are becoming more active in civic and political causes and more regularly reach out to law enforcement officials.
“No community is working more diligently than the Muslim community,” said Sally Howell, an associate professor at University of Michigan-Dearborn and author of several books and essays on Arabs and Muslims in Detroit. “Really, there is nobody in our society that is more concerned about this than the Muslim community. There have been instances of this coming from their community and they don’t want it to happen.”
Emotions were strong in the hearing room in Washington. Framed by photos of the burning World Trade Center and Pentagon, two families argued Islam was responsible for luring young men to become radicals. On the other side, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison — one of two Muslims in Congress — wept while discussing a Muslim paramedic who died in the attacks.
Well here’s some news…
Our soldiers in uniform waging battle against these Islamist killers are probably a bit exhausted too.
What an offensive piece of trash journalism.
Related… Radio host Ken Pittman has more on Keith Ellison’s admission last week.