Yes, you can be racist against Muslims

  • Suthahar Subburaj, an Indian immigrant, knocked unconscious in Nebraska by an unknown assailant who yelled “ISIS get out of my country”
  • A Lebanese-American man was shot and killed in Tulsa, Oklahoma by a neighbor who called him an “Arab” and a “dirty Muslim” despite the fact that he was Christian.
  • An Indian man was attacked at a bar in Pennsylvania by a man who wrongly identified him as a Muslim (Muslims aren’t known to be big drinkers)
  • A restaurant owned by a Sikh couple in Sacramento was vandalized with the word “terrorist” by unknown perpetrators, who also attempted to burn it down.
  • A man shot and injured a Sikh man in Kent, Washington, and yelled “Get out of my country.”
  • An Orthodox Jewish woman and her daughter were assaulted in a Queens subway station by a drunk who believed them to be Muslim.

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Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD

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Justin Ward

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD