I was the first Muslim ever elected to US Congress — and what I see happening in the UK scares me

 Why wouldn’t Donald Trump meet with Nigel Farage privately? They have similar friends and strategies, after all

By Keith Maurice Ellison, who is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 30th Attorney General of Minnesota

Source: The Independent Voices

There is a way we can push back against the growing threats of the far-right movement ( Getty).  The Muslim Times has the best collection to refute Islamophobia and racism

I’ve seen personally what hate looks like. Back in the 1990s, as a young criminal defense attorney, I represented young men in two different cases who were eventually acquitted after being charged for defending themselves against white supremacists.
Ever since then, I’ve closely followed how the far right’s language and images have leached into society; how it tries to justify its existence while concealing its violence; and how it’s become a globally connected movement.

Recently, we’ve seen white supremacist violence escalate dramatically around the world, from the Pittsburgh and San Diego synagogue shootings to the murder at the anti-racist Charlottesville rally in the US; from the Christchurch mosque massacre in New Zealand to last month’s surgical assassination of liberal German politician Walter Lübcke.

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