By: Joseph Mayton
Since the Boston Marathon attacks on 15 April, America has been stricken with what I have been terming the “Green Scare” in reference to the “Red Scare” of the 1950s against alleged Communists in the country. Today, being confronted with a Muslim brings out the worst in Americans.
In San Francisco, the United States’ supposed repository of acceptance and tolerance, anti-Muslim actions have been brutal, if not shocking. Take for instance a ride on the city’s metro, when an elderly couple were called “terrorists” and two young men refused to give up their seats to the couple because the wife was wearing a veil. One of them, loud enough for the woman to hear, exclaimed: “I won’t give up my seat to a terrorist.”