Transcript:— First, I’d like to thank Citizens for Global Solutions
for inviting me today and for everyone who came out to this forum event.
In a world that seems to be mired by war and hate, it’s admirable to
see such a long-standing organization continue to bring people from all
walks of life and backgrounds together for the cause of peace to share
the stories that are often censored, ignored, disenfranchised and even
smeared by the corporate media.
I was told there might be
hecklers in the audience tonight who are concerned and find it
suspicious that a young Muslim woman was the head of journalism
the obvious sexism in that statement — that a woman is incapable of
starting her own business in 2015 in the United States — what I found
most interesting about that is just how fitting it is for tonight’s
discussion, in which I’ll address “Muslims being treated as suspect and
as the ‘Other.’”