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Arun Kundnani analyzes GOP debate on Democracy Now!

Anna Montgomery16 December 2015

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This morning on Democracy Now! Arun Kundnani, author of The Muslims Are Coming!discussed the islamophobia rife in last night's republican debate: 

"We have not seen anyone in mainstream politics say 'the objection to Trump is straightfowardly because he is making racist statements' ... What people have been saying is 'Pragmatic arguments! We should not say this stuff outloud, because people in the middle east might turn into terrorists and come and bomb us,' which of course feeds his exact narrative that muslims are these scary people on the verge of becoming terrorists."

Watch the segment here!