Salon: Syed Farooq is American. Stop the Muslim vs. Christian debate.

Flags fly at half staff at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif., to honor the victims of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)






“It was with much sadness that I witnessed your gleeful reaction when police named Syed Farooq, a devout Muslim, as one of the suspects.  You seem to be under the impression that a Muslim shooter absolves the United States of brutality, forgetting that Farooq is also an American.  This worldview allows you to embrace mythologies that exonerate you of political violence.”


A poignant letter from Steven Salaita to  fellow Americans on this tragedy and the tragic response:




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