Monday, 27 February 2017

[Canada / Toronto Sun / Phobia phobia] Phooey to ‘phobias’ / Islamophobia in the age of Trump

Phooey to ‘phobias’

By Mike Strobel, Toronto Sun
Sunday, February 26, 2017
... Today’s hot phobia, of course, is Islamophobia. It too is socio-political, not medical. It too, is a term used and abused by politicians and hate-industry lobbyists so they can play thought police. ...
Islamophobia in the age of Trump

Surjit Singh Flora, Special to Postmedia Network
Sunday, February 26, 2017
... President Trump’s anti-Muslim and anti-immigration and refugee rhetoric may not, in itself, lead to the rise of Islamophobia and xenophobia.

But the fact a sitting President has given such clear voice to its cause should be reason for great concern for us all. ...
# Still in Canada - it's real, and people are believing it!

People now accepting Islamophobia as a ‘real thing,’ teen says at forum for Muslim youth

By Gordon Paul
... Still, things are far from perfect. Islamophobia remains a "pretty big issue" for Muslim teens, she said.

"Everyone can feel it. It's just like that feeling that people are judging you."

Sial recalls a student in elementary school calling her a terrorist. ...