November 23, 2015

Is everyone as tired as I am of the media's pants-wetting about Muslims? You'd think we were living back in the McCarthy era when the Commies were all coming to get us and our best friends might have been -- shiver -- Commies.

Meanwhile, media ignores the brownshirt behavior of our Republican candidates, pretending they're just engaging in the normal rhetoric of the day. Because Muslims can be scary to them. Scarier than Donald Trump doing his impression of Hitler's political beginnings.

CNN's Carol Costello just came right out with it during this segment with Hamtramck mayor Karen Majewski.

Not only that, but she referred to a report about domestic terrorists to suggest the "homegrown terrorists" are mostly Muslim, instead of the mixture of Great American rabid racists and haters they actually are.

Transcript via Media Matters:

CAROL COSTELLO: Mr. Trump's popularity stems in part from that tough talk on Muslim Americans. He's in favor of surveillance on certain mosques as a way to combat terrorism. Of course after 9/11, New York City police did surveillance on mosques. So what did they find? According to a 2007 report on called "Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat", these are some of the findings. "Certain mosques can be incubators for radicalization, but so can cafes, the Internet and prisons." Basically, any meeting place can bring terrorism. Even butcher shops and bookstores. Now keep in mind, the city has reportedly reached a settlement with Muslim groups, who said they suffered discrimination when the NYPD spies targeted them based on their religions. So what should authorities do? Let's talk about that. Joining me now, Mayor Karen Majewski, she represents the city of Hamtramck in Michigan. The first majority-Muslim city in the United States.


COSTELLO: You govern a majority-Muslim-American city. Are you afraid?

KAREN MAJEWSKI: No, I'm not afraid. And actually, I'd like to make another correction. We have, as of our last election, which was a couple weeks ago, we elected a Muslim-majority council. Whether the demographics of the city would say we're a Muslim majority city, I don't think that we're there yet. I think we're probably somewhere in the 40 percent Muslim for the city overall. But our city council that will take office in January will be a majority-Muslim council.

COSTELLO: So does that concern some of your citizens?

MAJEWSKI: You know, the issues, we're a small city. We're 23-24,000 people, we're 2.2 square miles. The issues for most of our residents are, can we fix the streets? Will the street lights -- the street light that's out in front of my house, can we get that fixed? They're local issues. And there's not a kind of level of fear that we hear when we talk about this on a national level. Really, our city council and our residents are most concerned with the day-to-day issues that affect their life when they walk out their front door.

Not to worry, Mayor Majewski. CNN will see to it that your residents are Very Afraid. Just give it time.

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