Thursday, January 14, 2016

Behind enemy lines

The temptation to dismiss those supporting Donald Trump's push for the Republican presidential candidacy as gibbering morons, in much the same vein as their idol, is strong - and, indeed, one to which I'm sure I've succumbed on here on more than one occasion. However, to do so is ultimately to use the same broad brush of prejudice as Trump has been advocating as regards Muslims and others. That's Kaddie Abdul's argument, and her explanation for why she - a Muslim woman in a bright orange headscarf - decided to attend a Trump rally: as a way of humanising and attempting to understand his supporters, in much the same way as they should with regards to Muslims.

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