Kristin Garrity Sekerci is a new Mom who spent the better part of her son's first year advocating for Paid Family Leave at the D.C. Council. She works at the Bridge Initiative as program coordinator on issues concerning Islamophobia. In her spare time she is active with interfaith groups, including Daughters of Abraham and the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.
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April 4, 2016
The climate of Islamophobia in this country is causing American Muslims great anxiety. Children are bullied for being Muslim (or for ‘looking’ Muslim), mosques are set on fire and vandalized , presidential candidates call for ‘Muslim neighborhoods’ to be patrolled , women are told to take their hijab off or face arrest , and violent hate crimes are at an all-time high . My Jewish friends tell me that these incidents are straight out of a 1930s playbook of hate. I take comfort in their empathy, because it means that they understand the emotional and psychological consequences such a climate...