Texas Imam Rejects Islamophobia Rise in US

A mosque in Texas. Source.

There is no significant rise of Islamophobia in the United States, a founding member of the North Texas Islamic Council told Sputnik on Monday, following an attack at a Garland, Texas venue hosting a contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

The contest was organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an anti-Islamic organization co-founded and headed by Pamela Geller.

“I can’t say there is an Islamophobia rise in the United States. I think it is growing, though, and people like Pamela Geller would like to see it rising but for the most part American people are very considerate and very courteous,” Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh said.

“There is small but very vocal minority that is anti-Islamic,” he added…