Another stupid column from a college paper, this one in Texas: Islamophobia stems from misinformation instead of real fear

Fearing the unknown is a common human response, but it’s definitely not OK to fear a large group of people.

Islam wasn’t widely talked about in the U.S. 15 years ago. But after the 9/11 attacks and the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, Islam has been brought to the forefront of conversation.

Some use the terrifying images of extremism like ISIS, Hamas and Al-Qaida to give a “clear” picture to the face of Islam, but here’s the thing: There’s no logical way that’s true.

According to the Pew Research Center, 1.6 billion people across the globe identify themselves as Muslim. That is 23 percent of the world’s population. If this is true, how can pockets of people represent 1.6 billion people?…

Maybe the writer, named “Jamil Oakford” is not entirely without personal interests in Islam.