Many people who are dreading having Trump in office aren’t really concerned with the man himself. And although his cabinet is looking more like the Legion Of Doom, the immediate threat isn’t them either.
The direct danger is rooted in his most ardent supporters, who seem to think they have a free pass now on being disgusting human beings to minorities in the U.S.
The F.B.I. recently reported 5,818 reported hate crimes in 2015, which is a six percent increase from the previous year.
While the finding includes minorities, women, and gays, it was Muslim Americans that seemed to experience some of the worst.
As the New York Times reported:
Attacks against Muslim Americans saw the biggest surge. There were 257 reports of assaults, attacks on mosques and other hate crimes against Muslims last year, a jump of about 67 percent over 2014. It was the highest total since 2001, when more than 480 attacks occurred in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Unfortunately one of the most frequent stories I’ve heard of are Women who wear Hijabs being attacked by people who would dare to snatch off their veil.
Fortunately, there are ways to defend against any idiot trying to snatch off someone’s Hijab, as Zee Abdulla of Deaf Planet Soul shows in her video.
Take a look, and study her moves. And if you happen to be in the Chicago Area, might I also suggest signing up for Deaf Planet Soul’s Self Defense Class or Hate Crime Survival Seminar. And if you’re not in the Chicago Area, you can at least help them out by making a donation.