Trump's Anti-Muslim Tweets | Media Mentions

December 1, 2017


Omar Noureldin Discusses Trump's Anti-Muslim Tweets (CNN)

Omar Noureldin interviewed: Omar called the tweets “a deliberate tactic against Muslims, immigrants, African-Americans and the LGBT fear monger.” As a result of this tactic against Muslims, our community experienced the single largest percentage increase in hate crimes of any religious or racial group from 2015 to 2016.

Press Conference

MPAC's Ilhan Cagri Joins CAIR for Press Conference on Trump's Anti-Muslim Tweets

Ilhan Cagri spoke: "Where is the leadership in this country?" said Ilhan Cagri during the press conference.


Trump’s words — and tweets — are dangerous to the very ideals of our nation (Religion News Service)

By Salam Al-Marayati: What will it take for our Republican leaders in Congress to finally stand up for their constituents, many of whom are members of the very groups the president vilifies? What will it take for them to finally say, “While I respect the office of the president, I cannot allow the president’s statements to trample on the values that our nation is founded on?”

Cherry Picking Religion – Roy Moore’s Twisting of Faith (Patheos)

By Rabiah Ahmed: The Roy Moore scandal grows everyday; there are more accusers, more accounts of disturbing behavior. But even as the evidence mounts, Moore’s defenders remain steadfast. What is most striking is the language used by his supporters to say that Moore’s predation upon minors was not only unremarkable, but somehow ordained by God.

Quotes & Mentions

Muslim leaders speak out against Trump’s inflammatory retweets (Religion News Service)

Ilhan Cagri quoted: “Where is the leadership in this country?” asked Ilhan Cagri, a fellow at the Muslim Public Affairs Council. That Trump retweeted the videos shows that he identifies with extremist views, she said. “This is not what a leader should be doing.”

Trump criticized in Britain and U.S. for sharing anti-Muslim videos (Reuters)

Ilhan Cagri quoted: “What we saw today is one of many videos that is circulating on anti-Muslim hate websites,” said Ilhan Cagri with the U.S.-based Muslim Public Affairs Council.

Dodger Dogs, Mormons and Muslims: One couple's moral authority builds interfaith bridges (Deseret News)

Salam Al-Marayati quoted, MPAC mentioned: MPAC leaders honored the Gillilands earlier this month with the Community Changemaker Award for immersing themselves in the American Muslim experience as liaisons between LDS Church and Muslims. Their friends call them "the Muslim Christians among us" and say the Gillilands attend more Muslim events than Muslims do.

Mike Pompeo at State Would Enable Trump's Worst Instincts (The Atlantic)

MPAC mentioned: It’s not just Obama. Pompeo has depicted American Muslims as a whole as a fifth column. Two months after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, he went on the House floor to declare that the “silence of Muslim leaders has been deafening.” This “silence,” Pompeo declared, “has made these Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit in these acts” of terrorism. And it “casts doubt upon the commitment to peace among adherents of the Muslim faith.”




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