Speaking to about 400 people in Livonia, President Barack Obama’s envoy to the Muslim world said there is a “disturbing rise in anti-Islamic sentiment” that may be caused in part by the poor economy.
“The things you can say about Islam you can’t say about any other faith,” Rashad Hussain, Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, said Saturday night at the annual fund-raising dinner of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a Muslim-founded think tank based in Clinton Township. “During tough economic times, groups that are seen to be the other … the scapegoating can increase.”
Hussain travels the world on behalf of the U.S. government to improve outreach to the Muslim world. Metro Detroit has a sizeable Muslim population.
Hussain said he’s concerned about the increasing vitriol directed at Muslims, which he said may be due to their increasing visibility in the U.S.
It’s a “reaction to a lot of progress made by Muslim communities,” he said.
No, it’s not because “Muslims are more visible“. It’s just the only religion that nowadays is used to kill, in order to impose politically its own system. Instead of blaming the rest for criticism they made, it’s better you see what they are doing.
It’s absolutely disgusting that someone can say something like this, specially if he is a speaker of US Govt.