As Chloe put it when we first reported the story earlier this week, we need to call this what is is: part of a years-long, coordinated, national effort to intimidate and threaten American health workers from being able to safely do their job. This is a shameful and blatant scare tactic, and it should not be tolerated in this or any country.
This letter was delivered to a Sikh American family in Sterling, VA. A community very close to where I live. Close to Washington DC. An area with a lot of Muslims, and Arabs and South Asians. An area that is supposed to be tolerant. An area that is filled with many government officials. I can’t help but wonder if someone who works in the government and lives in Sterling wrote that letter.
Islamophobia affects us all. And worst of all, it affects people who are not even Muslim. Although they are not Muslim, they are being targeted because of the way they look. This was meant for us. To anyone who thinks Islamophobia is dead, it’s not.
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Sikhs are NOT Muslims. Islamophobia has reached such a paramount that people who aren’t even associated with Islam are becoming targets.
Like damn, if you’re going to be living in the dark ages with the amount of ignorance you harbor, at least make an effort to hate the right people. Lethal idiots.
Fucking hell, people make me sick.
Apparently brown=Muslim to these people. Jesus, imagine getting this through the door. How could you stay there knowing one of your neighbours did this, fucking hell.
Again: racism is alive and well.