By firstname.lastname@example.org (Monika Greenhow)
Racist, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric is permeating our national political climate. We hear calls from local and national politicians to force Muslims to bear special identification cards, to end refugee resettlement or to impose greater surveillance of Arabs, South Asians and Muslims. What we are witnessing now is part and parcel of the impact of a domestic “war on terror” that characterizes Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities as being worthy of suspicion, discrimination, surveillance and profiling. The current political environment is taking a particular toll on these communities, extending even to acts of violence.