Karam Dana Responds to Trump - "Feeding the Monster: Islamophobia, Ratings, and Elections"


IAS faculty member Karam Dana has just published an op-ed in response to GOP presidential candidate Donald Tump’s call for closing immigration to the United States for all Muslims.  “Feeding the Monster: Islamophobia, Ratings, and Elections” appeared today on the site Informed Comment: thoughts on the Middle East, History and Religion.  In his post, Dana addresses some of the fundamental questions brought up by Trump’s open calls for discrimination against Muslims: “Why is it so acceptable to target Muslims with hate-filled speech without fear of reactions? Why is hate-speech targeted at Muslims tolerated when similar statements towards other groups are not?”