The Washington Post reports (below) that a restaurant owned by Somali Muslims was burned on the same day that Donald Trump claimed he would ban Muslims from the country.
This is the price of violent rhetoric and the reason that the rhetoric of peace must be even stronger. Stand up for your neighbors. If the worst happens, be the first to offer real, tangible support. There is a deep anger brewing in America: anger at an economy leaving so many behind, failing institutions, fear of the unknown. These are valid concerns, worth addressing and listening to. But do not allow that anger to fall on an easy scapegoat, not unchallenged.
It is up to us not to let our communities be torn apart by blind rage. The only way to fight it is to hold firm and speak out not only against this kind of violence, but against the rhetoric that leads to it.