(AP) A mix of despair and resolve for US Muslims in Trump era

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Four days after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, mental health counselors hosted a webinar on how their fellow American Muslims could cope. They surveyed the political landscape: a White House framing Islam itself as a threat, a surge in anti-Muslim hostility and suspicion of immigrants in general.

The counselors offered tips such as limiting time on social media. And they cautioned against withdrawing in discouragement, worried about losing whatever foothold Muslims have gained in public life since the crucible of Sept. 11.

"It's very easy to tell a story of victimization, fear, feeling ... not welcome in our own home," said Ben Herzig, a Massachusetts therapist with a specialty in Muslim mental health. "But the narrative of Islam in American can be a positive one."

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Posted January 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ralph wrote:

“...the narrative of Islam in American can be a positive one.”

“...building ties with other faith groups…”

I wonder which other faith groups.
Jews? Certainly not.
Christians? Only those who are naive.


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