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…

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘”I can’t say there is an Islamophobia rise in the United States. I think it is growing, though,… “‘
    He doesn’t seem to be sure either way.

    Why is there no talk of ‘Buddhismphobia’ or ‘Jainphobia’ in America or anywhere else on the planet Earth? Oh yeah, that’s right.

  • roccolore

    “Islamophobia” is a term Hamas-CAIR uses after a jihadist attack to blame the victim and make excuses for terrorism.

  • Gary

    Hmmm, so a few muslims that actually murder American’s and plot acts of terrorism aren’t the problem , but a few alleged anti-islam bigots make the whole USA guilty as islamophobia and anti-muslim that cause Obama to defend Muhammed and say that the future doesn’t belong to those that defame the prophet.
    Well, ISIS agree with Obama and so does Pakistan and Afghanistan.