The Soft Bigotry Of Jimmy Kimmel’s Low Muslim Expectations

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Kimmel Ted Cruz Muslim Surveillance

Source: The Federalist

Between laughs and fluffy, getting-to-know-you questions this past Wednesday, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel challenged presidential candidate Ted Cruz on his articulated policy of “patrolling” Muslim neighborhoods in response to the recent terror attacks in Brussels.

During the talk, Kimmel pushed back against the candidate, arguing:

Don’t you feel that human nature is such that if people who are Americans in a Muslim community – who you might make an argument are more upset about what their brothers in religion are doing – if they feel they’re being singled out and they feel like the police are keeping a special eyeon them, that that is going to make them anti-American and then we’ll have an even bigger problem because we won’t have to import terrorism; we’ll be creating them here.

The audience, predictably, burst out in riotous applause, as Kimmel’s assertion reflects the prevailing sentiment of the Left. But as an American and a Muslim, I’m deeply frustrated by the Hollywood host’s statement, which green-lights two very dangerous myths.

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Shireen Qudosi is a Top 10 North American Muslim Reformer. She founded Qudosi Chronicles shortly after 9-11 when she noticed a widespread failure in honest conversations about Islam. Since it’s launch, Qudosi Chronicles has developed a broad and diverse following that has helped spark Muslim reform. Shireen is half Pakistani, half Afghan and a Sufi American Muslim who feels strongly that Islam is fated for an evolutionary leap in consciousness. And that leap is necessary in order for a global world of people to take the next collective step in advancing human dignity and excellence.

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