David Gray: Republicans and Muslim Americans

Rudy Guiliani spoke about how the Democrats are in a state of denial about September 11 because they won’t use the phrase “Islamic terrorism.” Guiliani said, “Please tell me, who are they insulting when they use the words ‘Islamic terrorism’? They are insulting terrorists.” Rudy is in a state of denial about what the phrase “Islamic terrorism” means to Muslim Americans. It insults and stereotypes Muslims and divides Americans. It is a very unfortunate statement from the keynote speaker.

–David Gray directs the New America Foundation’s Workforce and Family Program. An attorney and ordained Presbyterian minister, he is a chaplain at American University in Washington, DC.