Awwww…Donald Trump’s ‘politically incorrect’ statements about Islam hurt the ‘wittle fweewings’ of New Jersey Muslims

trump_post-620x412Pakistani migrant Owais Lari wants his fellow New Jersey residents to understand how much Muslims contribute to this country. “We contribute to this country as doctors, lawyers, scientists—and we fight for this country in the armed services.” (Oh yeah, exactly how many?)


NJ Monthly  Lari and his wife, Mona, who live in Cherry Hill, came here from Pakistan seeking for a safe place to raise a family. These days, they don’t feel so safe. “Muslims are being victimized on both sides,” Lari says. “ISIS has targeted many more Muslims than anyone else. They want Muslims to be stigmatized and more hate to come out of it.” (Nobody cares what your fellow Muslims do to you)


And more hate is exactly what he sees coming from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. (About time!) “Trump is only helping them,” Lari contends. “He is creating hate, and people are getting very comfortable hearing hate comments.” (No, Trump is simply pointing out the reasons why Americans should fear and distrust Muslims because politicians and the media will not)


Trump has made a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” a centerpiece in his drive for the Republican nomination. He went out of his way to refer to New Jersey’s Muslim community in one of the most outrageous statements of his campaign.

“I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down,” Trump said at a November 21 rally in Birmingham, Alabama. “I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down.” (I watched them, too)


Trump’s hateful words have struck a chord with many Americans. (And not a minute too soon) Some polls indicate that as many as 65 percent of those voting in Republican primaries support Trump’s proposal to ban foreign-born Muslims from entering the U. S. (ONLY 65%?)

Such talk has caused a lot of pain in New Jersey, which has one of the largest Muslim populations in the nation. (As a New Yorker, that is scary)


Jim Sues, executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the designated terrorist group CAIR Council on American-Islamic Relations, describes Trump’s call to ban Muslims as “ignorant (NO well-informed), not Constitutional (absolutely constitutional, keeping out a particular group has been done before by Jimmy Carter and during WWII), un-American (NO, it’s very patriotic) and not logistically feasible.”(Just you wait)


Further, Sues says, “It creates tension and fear and apprehension (that’s the idea)…When a person of that stature who is running for President green lights that kind of thinking we end up in the type of toxic atmosphere we are in right now.” (Not toxic, it’s an act of self-preservation for Americans)

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While the number of incidents against Muslims in New Jersey has not increased in recent months, according to data from CAIR, there have been moments of concern. In January, protesters in Bayonne denounced plans for a mosque in that city. (Oh horrors!)


In March, an Islamic group sued Bernards Township for rejecting its plans for a mosque. (Get used to it) The same month, three Muslim students, all wearing hijabs, were verbally attacked while riding the Newark Light Rail. (Oh, noes!…sticks and stones…)


Nationwide, incidents against Muslims have increased, with more than 70 incidents targeting mosques and religious institutions in 2015. Twenty-nine of these incidents occurred since the November 13 terror attack in Paris. (The vast majority were graffiti and name-calling)


What can be done? Mona and Owais Lari believe the Muslim community must do more to educate mainstream America about their religion. “We need to tell others what Islam is about and why it is called the religion of peace,” says Owais. (That’s exactly what we don’t need. More whitewashed propaganda about a death cult posing as a religion that has nothing to do with peace and everything to do with submission to Islamic rule)


“I am concerned that more Muslims are going to be isolated.” He pauses, then adds, “Trump makes us feel like we are not welcome and that hurts. This is our home.” (You aren’t welcome here. America is not your home. You are loyal to Islam only, not America)