Anti-Muslim Attacks Are Terrorism

A van plowed into a group of Muslim worshipers as they
were leaving prayers at a pair of north London mosques
early Monday, leaving one person dead and 10 injured.
Witnesses said the driver of the vehicle was heard
shouting that he wanted to kill Muslims. In Virginia, a
17-year old girl was attacked and killed outside a
mosque late Sunday night. Independent journalist Arun
Gupta says, “While the media obsessed last week over
Bernie Sanders’ responsibility in the shooting of a
Congressman, there have been no fewer than five murders
linked to white supremacist and alt-right supporters
since Donald Trump was elected.” He adds, “There is
evidence of a dramatic jump in hate crimes and
incidents coming initially after Donald Trump announced
his candidacy in June 2015 and then again after he was
elected in November 2016. While some individuals in the
West carry out deadly attacks in the name of Islam,
there are others who kill in the name of Christianity,
white supremacy, racism, and Islamophobia.” Gupta has
been published in the Washington Post, The Nation, and
the Guardian. Contact him at
arun.indypendent@gmail.com, @arunindy

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