Japan has ruled to spy Muslims-– after living there, I’m not surprised

It is not so much the rise of terrorism as the ‘rise of Islam’ that Japan sees as a problem, and the distinction between Islam and extremist organisations such as Isis is often missed altogether

Earlier last month I was strolling through a park in downtown Tokyo, when a child suddenly caught sight of me and screamed – “Daddy, daddy! It’s a gaijin!” – running to his father in abject terror. Many living in Tokyo can report similar episodes. Living here, you just take it for granted that quite a few people are going to treat you very differently because you don’t look Japanese.

MORE on http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/muslims-japan-government-surveillance-im-not-surprised-islamophobia-a7113051.html

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