Word play aside, Muslims are straight up now more disliked than Atheists and Homosexuals according to research coming out of the University of Minnesota. According to the study, those that disapprove of Muslims has nearly doubled from about 26 percent 10 years ago to 45.5 percent in 2016.
The second most disliked group is Atheists, disliked due to a perceived lack of morals. Indeed all groups such as immigrants, Jews, Latinos, and African-Americans have seen spikes in disapproval numbers as well, leaving one to wonder if anyone likes anyone here anymore.
The unwelcome news comes as the Council on American-Islamic Relations(CAIR) has announced that 2016 is likely to be one of the worst years for anti-mosque incidents, with mid-September showing up to 55 cases. There were 79 incidents in 2015.
It is easy to see the connection between our wholesome political climate and this rise in hate. Fueled instead of unfueled by our leaders, it is no wonder such fascist stats are increasing.
Remember when this happened? Who thought we’d be nostalgic for that?