In other words, is Trump-inspired anti-Muslim rhetoric making Muslims sick? If you believe terror-linked Muslim ‘rights’ groups like CAIR and the sharia-compliant leftist media, it is. Even worse, the repeal of ObamaCare could mean that ‘Islamophobiaphobia’ will no longer be eligible for government-funded treatment.
The GuardianAs fear grows in response to the escalating hate crimes and discrimination, Trump’s presidency signals an impendingpublic health crisis for Muslims. These health effects are especially concerning for Muslims given Trump won the elections on a platform of “Islamophobia.”
According to research, Islamophobia is associated with poor psychological outcomes among Muslims. A study assessing discrimination among Muslim Americans in Detroit post-9/11 found discrimination increased psychological distress, reduced levels of happiness and worsened overall health for Muslims.(Yet that hasn’t stopped them from flooding into America, more than 1.5 million just since 2001)
WRONG ON BOTH COUNTS
Health is expected to further deteriorate if Trump follows through on his proposed Muslim registry. Prejudicial surveillance of Muslim Americans has been found to increase negative mental health outcomes, particularly subclinical paranoia and anxiety.
Constant stress, such as from religiously biased surveillance, can cause health to deteriorate prematurely, a phenomenon known as the weathering effect, said Merlin Chowkwanyun, assistant professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
“To be constantly worried that you might have to register, put your name in a database or that some sort of connotation is going to be ascribed to you based on name and look is going to cause some wear and tear [on your body],” Chowkwanyun said. (Hey, planes headed to Muslim countries leave America everyday. Be on one)
Further studies found that both Muslim patients and providers face religious discrimination within the healthcare system. As the Trump administration continues to target and stigmatize Muslims, it will undoubtedly negatively affect how these communities interact with the healthcare system and providers. (That’s right, nobody wants to be treated by a Muslim doctor or nurse now)
Even better, If Trump follows through on his promises to repeal or reform ObamaCare, these health effects will be further compounded. Removing public health-friendly provisions will make it difficult for medical professionals to implement the necessary interventions, programs and policies to improve Muslim health.
Designated terrorist group CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) claims to have recorded more than 100 “incidents” against Muslims since election day.
To listen to CAIR and the media, Muslims are encountering anti-Muslim name-calling and prejudice every time they leave their house. Most of it is bogus but the media laps it up as they consider Muslims to be their new favorite ‘protected species.’ For example, from the UK’ far left wing The Guardian, we get this nonsense story:
Sarah Zaffar was stopped at a red light near Huntington Beach, California – a predominantly pro-Trump town – when a truck pulled up beside her.
“Hey, hey!” bellowed a white man in a “wife-beater” and a buzz-cut, trying to get her attention.
“Call it women’s intuition,” Zaffar said, but she refused to acknowledge the aggressive male voice.
“Hey! You’re kind of cute. Why don’t you give me your number so I can send you the fuck out of this country,” he said. Zaffar continued to ignore him.
It was Thursday afternoon, barely two days after the election. Ironically, the 29-year-old psychology graduate student was on her way home from a class on multiculturalism, where they often discussed ways of effectively integrating minorities into the education system. That day Zaffar was wearing a tank top with her hair down – nothing about her indicated that she was a Pakistani Muslim American except the brownness of her skin.
“Hey, look what I have!” the man said. Zaffar finally glanced over and in his hand was some kind of weapon. Silver and shiny. She assumed it was a gun and quickly rolled up her window. As soon as the traffic light turned green, Zaffar sped away. Terrified, she kept checking to make sure she was not being followed until she reached her apartment.
The next day, Zaffar went to the police station to report the incident.
“I have never experienced something like this before,” Zaffar said. “I’m still a little shaken up about it. It plants a seed of fear in you.”