State-Sponsored Islamophobia


by Azmia Magane

On Monday 4 December, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Trump’s third version of the Muslim ban was fully enforceable

The same day, in Jacksonville, Florida, a self-identified Christianwas arrested for planning a mass shooting at a local Islamic centre. The suspect had previously shared a fake-news article about Muslims raping a woman on his Facebook page, which is also rife with photos of guns.  

At the time of his arrest, he had 2,500 rounds of ammo and 12 guns. 

The suspect faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and immigration consequences for his crime. Yes, immigration consequences, because he’s a Filipino green-card holder… yet there’s no travel ban in effect for the Philippines. 

You’d think with Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric and his meltdowns about immigrants committing crimes that he’d be all over this case, because it serves his anti-immigrant agenda; to be tough on crime because there’s some “bad hombres” out there.

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