At least 4 million Muslims have been
killed by the US since 1990.
Islam is a religion propelled by values, not race nor, theoretically, by blind tribal allegiances, I explained.
The “American Muslim” identity, which has been under constant investigation in US media, politics and society, is completely different from what American Muslims associate themselves with.
The media’s American Muslim is a suspect, a fifth column, potentially dangerous and more susceptible to violence than every other collective identity in the US.
While this contrasts sharply with real Islam, facts hardly matter in the age of American nationalism predicated on cultural and religious identification and “alternative facts”.