Responding To Islamophobia In New Mexico
KUNM Call In Show 12/10 8a: In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, there's been an uptick in anti-Muslim rhetoric in response to the shootings.
This has been especially evident in the 2016 Presidential campaigns as one of the top Republican candidates, Donald Trump, has called for Muslims to be barred from entering the U.S. as tourists and immigrants. President Obama in his recent address to the nation called for Muslim communities in the U.S. and around the world to confront extremist ideology within Muslim communities. Locally, Governor Susana Martinez has said she doesn't want Syrian refugees to be resettled here.
How is a widespread misunderstanding of Islam affecting the Muslim community here in New Mexico? And is anti-Muslim sentiment as strong as it was after the 9/11 attacks? Should the conversation be shifted?
We'll talk about responding to Islamophobia in New Mexico and we'd like to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org, post your comments on our Facebook page, tweet @KUNMNews or call in live during the show.
- Samia Assed, Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
- Izzy Mustafa, UNM student
- UNM Professor Dr. Jamal Martin, Dir. Peace and Justice Studies Program
- Rabbi Arthur Flicker, Congregation B'nai Israel (letter to Mayor Richard Berry)
- Father Frank Quintana, Blessed Oscar Romero Catholic Community
- For Muslims in the U.S. military, a different U.S. than the one they swore to defend - The Washington Post
- How Donald Trump's Muslim Comments Are Playing In Muslim Countries - NPR
- Donald Trump Loses Luster When Words Reach The Middle East - The New York Times
- From a severed pig's head to a bullet riddled Koran, attacks on Muslims are rising - The Los Angeles Times