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The Politics of Fear: Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Affects American Islamic Community

This is the second article in a three-part series on Islamist Extremism in America. The pitch is fast, but the swing of the bat is on target. Twenty-five year old Danish Bashir sprints toward first base — his parents Emron and Amna cheering for his adult softball league team from the stands. It’s a scene that could take place in any town across America.   The Bashir family are Pakistani American immigrants; their two sons’ Danish and Danyiel were born and raised in the U.S. They...

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