Sunday on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said Republicans “words are terrorizing” Muslim-Americans.
Schakowsky said, “You know, they want to define terrorism right now, frankly, Reverend Al, as Muslims, and I’m not even talking about people who associate themselves necessarily with extremist organizations. And I want to tell you, I have a lot of people who believe in Islam in my district. They are scared. People are afraid to send their children to school. They’re afraid to cover themselves, and are being attacked right now. It’s really frightening for law-abiding american Muslims in this country.”
She added, “You know, words matter, so when you have people who want to be president of the United States saying they want to have all Muslims register in the United States, when people who talk about Planned Parenthood and clinics and talk about baby body parts and then the killer repeated those words, echoed those words, when he shot the people at the clinic, words really matter, and right now those words are terrorizing Americans.”
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