New Report Reveals the Roots of Resurgent Islamophobia in America
Interview with Faiz Shakir, vice president of Think Progress at the Center for American Progress, conducted by Scott Harris
Not long after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C. and the crash of a hijacked airliner in Pennsylvania, President Bush reminded the nation, “The war against terrorism is not a war against Muslims, nor is it a war against Arabs. It's a war against evil people who conduct crimes against innocent people." In recent years, however, Bush’s advocacy of tolerance and his message separating the violent acts of the few from the peaceful majority of the Islamic religion has seen substantial erosion.