MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry is having a really tough time accepting this whole “Islamic terrorism” thing.
In fact, she has a problem with the way this entire thing “looks.” Like, media outlets should NOT have published photos of Tashfeen Malik in her hijab. That can’t be “what terrorism looks like.”
“Also, right next to it [is] an image of the shooting suspect there in an hijab,” Harris-Perry said. “And the idea that, okay, this is what terrorism looks like, I…for me, that is a difference, and it is a material and meaningful difference in how we…so on the one hand again, I want to be able to talk about what the thing is that is terrorism. On the other hand, I have to reflect that this happens only for specific communities.”
Ah yes. What is terrorism intrinsically? Harris-Perry needs answers.
Also, she’s starting to get the feeling that we’re all praying to a God who’s “anti-Muslim” or something. Don’t you get a similar feeling?
“Check me if I’m wrong on this. I keep feeling that we think we’re praying to some kind of god that is anti-Muslim, counter-Islamic, and we consistently will see Muslims in prayer as somehow dangerous, threatening, as opposed to prayerful in sacred practice,” Harris-Perry said.
Geesh. Why is God so Islamophobic?