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  • Muslim Americans Fear US More Than ISIS

    A panel of Muslim-Americans discussed profiling, discrimination, and why some of them fear the U.S. government more than ISIS last week in a focus group run by Republican strategist Frank Luntz.

    One female panelist argued that bombing ISIS is “not going to solve anything.”

    “I was born in ’93. My whole entire life we have been in a time of war,” she explained. “ISIS does not have the capabilities to destroy America. Our military spending is better than the next 7 or 10 countries combined.”

    “ I am not scared of ISIS, I’m not,” she continued. “I am scared of my government actually. I am more scared of my government than I am of ISIS.”

    Luntz asked another participant if he was afraid of the U.S. Government more than ISIS.

    “I feel like every morning when I wake up, am I going to be mad because I am black in America? Or am I going to be mad because I am Muslim in America?” the panelist replied,  to which fellow panelists clapped.

    One participant said she did not want her children to watch the GOP presidential debate because she did not want her children to see the “hateful stereotyping” of American Muslims.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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