A few hours before a Muslim attacker struck at Ohio State University, CNN showed a segment where Muslim women alleged they had been discriminated against. “Since the election they dread what the future may hold,” Alisyn Camerota of CNN reported. “Some of them are fearful for their safety, and they’re taking matters into their own hands.”
The CNN segment showed Muslim women explaining how their “sense of safety” began to change after a photo of the hijab wearing San Bernardino killer Tashfeen Malik went public. “After that, people started to see us differently,” one of the women said, and many Muslim women started taking self defense classes. According to CNN this is due to the Muslim women being “driven by fear”
“To the incoming Trump administration, this young Muslim woman has this message,” the CNN reporter said, and the camera switched back to the Muslim woman.
“When you hold that kind of position, and you think it is OK to to make these racist, Islamaphobic, sexist, statements,” she said, “there are people unfortunately, as crazy as they are, who look up to you, and they will follow you. and they will act out in response to what you’re saying.”
After this, the CNN host Alisyn Camerota suggested, “Maybe there will be a movement where people wear the headscarf in solidarity. You know, even if you’re not Muslim. Maybe it’s the way people shave their heads, you know, sometimes in solidarity with someone who is going through something. Maybe you’ll see a wave of the opposite happening.”