2017: A Year of Struggle

Back on January 21, 2017, the day after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America, I marched with CAIR National Director Nihad Awad and perhaps a million other people through the streets of Washington, DC, to protest Trump’s election and his policies of division, fear, and open bigotry.

Since the start of the last campaign for the American presidency, Muslims have been the main (although unsurprisingly, not the only) target of a wide range of Trump advisors, media pundits, and elected officials. Their well-funded campaign of hate has coincided with a documented rise of Islamophobia and hate crimes against Muslim targets across the country, in many cases including violence…

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