Muslims as usual giving Obama a round of applause for his latest comments on terrorism, but he clearly says that an “extremist ideology has spread within some Muslim communities.” Obama’s CVE program was an attempt to address this by essentially imposing additional scrutiny on mosques. His outlook is not substantially different from Republican presidential candidates calling for the surveillance of mosques. Both Obama and the Republicans believe that Muslims have a unique problem with extremism and, thus, have an extra burden to police themselves and allow themselves to be available for state scrutiny. This is the exact racism and hypocrisy that Muslims denounce when they note the stark differences in media coverage between alleged Muslim acts of terror and those of other religions and ethnicities, which happen with more frequency and have taken many more lives. But if the same hypocrisy comes from the Oval Office, all is forgotten.


Daniel Haqiqatjou

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