Listen: New Zealand Chrysler Mosque, Representative Ilhan Omar And American Merchants Association discussed on PRI's The World
"Been, you know, circulating the news. We've seen Representative Ilhan Omar herself received death threats and actually had someone here from New York who actually said they will put a bullet through her skull. And this man has actually been arrested and indicted what trying to back to your point that this happens every day. So I mean, there was just the New Zealand Chrysler mosque shootings, which led to Slama phobic threats and attacks here in the United States. How do you know this front page is responsible for these particular threats? Well, again, I've just answered it for you. We see that right in the reports of hate crimes and bigotry against people, and sadly within our communities. You know, some people are too afraid to report these things, and I think the position and the stand that the American merchants association has taken right now is one that is very brave and is widely being supported not only by the American Muslim community, but nationally on a whole I can't begin to tell you the messages that we're getting on Facebook that messages I'm getting personally of commending us for doing this. And we are going to remain steadfast in our demand and"