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Ali, Being Alone, and Bad: Man Sentenced After Throwing Bacon on Muslim Student @balleralert Man Sentenced After Throwing Bacon on Muslim Student-blogged by @thereal__bee β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 17-year-old Muslim student Ikram Ali from Enfield, England, was attacked in early June by a white man who threw raw bacon on her face in an Islamophobic attack. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 36-year old Alex Chivers was responsible for the assault and was sentenced to serve 26 weeks in jail. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € When speaking on the incident, Ali explained that she was on her way to a polling station with her mother and sister when Chivers attacked them with raw bacon. She also says that he called her "scum" and said that she "deserved it." β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € "I was unable to see and breathe for a while and at this point I couldn’t understand why. I was being suffocated. I thought I was dead," Ali told BuzzFeedNews. "I didn’t know what hit me. It was only when the bacon peeled off my face and it fell to the ground, and the male behind me started shouting, 'Bacon, bacon, it’s bacon,' that I started to grasp what was happening to me." β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Ali says Chivers did not do the attack alone. He escaped on a motorcycle with another male. James Payne, a police officer from Enfield Community Safety Unit, said in a statement that the second man, who has not been identified, recorded the attack. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € For Ali this is another example of the struggles Muslim people face in the United States. Ali said, "Islamophobia is real, and it is out there and because of the way Muslim women choose to dress, we’re unfortunately a target." β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Though this experience was traumatic Ali is still optimistic. "I still choose to believe there’s more good out there than bad, and that my hijab will not hinder me in my life," she said.
Ali, Being Alone, and Bad: Man Sentenced After Throwing
 Bacon on Muslim Student
 @balleralert
Man Sentenced After Throwing Bacon on Muslim Student-blogged by @thereal__bee β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 17-year-old Muslim student Ikram Ali from Enfield, England, was attacked in early June by a white man who threw raw bacon on her face in an Islamophobic attack. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 36-year old Alex Chivers was responsible for the assault and was sentenced to serve 26 weeks in jail. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € When speaking on the incident, Ali explained that she was on her way to a polling station with her mother and sister when Chivers attacked them with raw bacon. She also says that he called her "scum" and said that she "deserved it." β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € "I was unable to see and breathe for a while and at this point I couldn’t understand why. I was being suffocated. I thought I was dead," Ali told BuzzFeedNews. "I didn’t know what hit me. It was only when the bacon peeled off my face and it fell to the ground, and the male behind me started shouting, 'Bacon, bacon, it’s bacon,' that I started to grasp what was happening to me." β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Ali says Chivers did not do the attack alone. He escaped on a motorcycle with another male. James Payne, a police officer from Enfield Community Safety Unit, said in a statement that the second man, who has not been identified, recorded the attack. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € For Ali this is another example of the struggles Muslim people face in the United States. Ali said, "Islamophobia is real, and it is out there and because of the way Muslim women choose to dress, we’re unfortunately a target." β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Though this experience was traumatic Ali is still optimistic. "I still choose to believe there’s more good out there than bad, and that my hijab will not hinder me in my life," she said.

Man Sentenced After Throwing Bacon on Muslim Student-blogged by @thereal__bee β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 17-year-old Muslim student Ikram Ali from Enfi...

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Amazon, Apple, and Confederate Flag: did you know?
 didyouknowblog.com
 In 1996, hundreds gathered to protest
 a KKK rally in Michigan. They chased
 down a white man wearing a confederate
 flag t-shirt, knocked him down, and
 started hitting and kicking him. He was
 saved by a black teenager named
 Keshia Thomas, who threw herself
 on top of him to protect him
 from the angry mob.
 did you knowblog.com
 Photo
 dit Mark Brunner
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Memes, Food Stamps, and Puerto Rico: Today's Bit of Irony Highest Use of Food Stamps in Nation owsley County, Kentucky is 99.22% White And 95% Republican "In spite of the prevailing stereotypes and assumptions about who uses SNAP Food Stamp benefits the most in the United States, the highest usage is not in Compton, Queens, nor the South Side of Chicago. Instead, a city that is 99.22% white and 95% Republican comes in the lead. Owsley County, Kentucky is a community of about 5,000, residents earning the lowest median household income in the country outside of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Census. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– Strangely enough, the residents of Owsley County are almost entirely Republican, in spite of the traditional opposition to the Food Stamp program by the GOP. In fact, just last November, residents of Owsley saw their SNAP benefits reduced drastically as a result of Republican opposition to funding the program." βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– *Lyndon Johnson quote: "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you are picking his pocket. Hell, give him some one to look down on, and he will empty his pockets for you." theblaquelioness
Memes, Food Stamps, and Puerto Rico: Today's Bit of Irony
 Highest Use of Food Stamps in
 Nation
 owsley County, Kentucky
 is 99.22% White And 95% Republican
"In spite of the prevailing stereotypes and assumptions about who uses SNAP Food Stamp benefits the most in the United States, the highest usage is not in Compton, Queens, nor the South Side of Chicago. Instead, a city that is 99.22% white and 95% Republican comes in the lead. Owsley County, Kentucky is a community of about 5,000, residents earning the lowest median household income in the country outside of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Census. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– Strangely enough, the residents of Owsley County are almost entirely Republican, in spite of the traditional opposition to the Food Stamp program by the GOP. In fact, just last November, residents of Owsley saw their SNAP benefits reduced drastically as a result of Republican opposition to funding the program." βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– *Lyndon Johnson quote: "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you are picking his pocket. Hell, give him some one to look down on, and he will empty his pockets for you." theblaquelioness

"In spite of the prevailing stereotypes and assumptions about who uses SNAP Food Stamp benefits the most in the United States, the highest u...