The equivalent of Ted Kennedy going on Soviet TV to bash American capitalists during the Cold War.

(PressTV) — Director of Washington-based CAIR National Communications, Ibrahim Hooper says the rise of ‘anti-Muslim sentiment’ in America has ‘political’ reasons.

There are a number of ‘rightwing politicians and activists’ who are pushing anti-Muslim sentiment in America for their own ‘political games’, Hooper told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Saturday.

“The rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in our society is being generated by a cottage industry of Muslim bashers and Islamophobic groups,” he said.

Nearly a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a new wave of bigotry and discrimination is affecting the everyday lives of many Muslim Americans, a Justice Department official and Muslim leaders has said.

Thomas E. Perez , the U.S. Justice Department’s assistant attorney general for civil rights described “a headwind of intolerance” burdening many Muslim communities in this country, including “fear of violence, of bigotry and hate.” sikhphilosophy.net