With all of the crazy stuff being said by Republicans these days regarding Muslims–looking right at you, Trump!–is it any surprise that nutjobs across the country now feel emboldened to take their own rage out on anyone who appears to be the least bit different from them?
Case in point: In Alameda County, California. a small group of Muslims who were minding their own business and praying in a local park when a woman walked by, saw them, and began shouting:
“The people you tortured, they’re going to spend eternity in heaven. You are very deceived by Satan. Your mind has been taken over, brainwashed, and you have nothing but hate, nothing but hate.”
Deceived by Satan? Really?! Is that necessary?
Fortunately, Rasheed Albeshari, one of the men who was praying pulled out his cell phone and caught the unhinged woman’s rant for posterity. The woman noticed him filming her and remarked:
“It is inappropriate, you’re right, for somebody to tape record me.”
Then the crazy woman attempted to take Albeshari’s phone from him! On the video, you can hear him exclaim:
“Do not touch me! Call the cops!”
Along with the video, Albeshari also posted this on Facebook:
“#Islamophobia After praying, this lady approached us and started yelling at us that we’re brainwashed for believing in Allah, “Allah is evil” she said. I started video taping her, I ,also, was hit by an umbrella before taking a shower of coffee right on my face.”
So what harm can it do for Donald Trump to say the things he has about Muslims? As this incident proves only too clearly, it has already done tremendous harm.