Published On: Wed, Dec 30th, 2015

Muslims are facing biasness like Blacks: Samuel L Jackson



Eminent American actor and film producer, Samuel L Jackson, has protested against the extensive islamophobia engulfing the US later than assaults by ISIS in Paris and California.

The Hollywood actor, Samuel, stated in an interview and sympathized with Muslims for the reason that they are “the new black men” and are facing the prejudice that black people once employed to face in a primarily white country.

Pursuing the assaults, people have a “legitimate reason” too afraid Muslims, tells the Pulp Fiction luminary and that has lead to usual, naive citizens suffering.

He further stated that he had expected the California shooting that murdered 14 people and offended 21 would not be connected to Muslims, for the reason that that would legitimize the terror added later than the Paris assaults.

He stated that “When that thing happened in France, we were sitting there going, ‘Oh, my God, these terrorists!’ And I can’t even tell you how much that day the thing that happened in San Bernardino — I was in Hawaii — how much I really wanted that to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims.”

He further stated that “Because it’s like: ‘Oh, shit. It’s here. And it’s here in another kind of way.’ Now, okay, it happened on an Army base and it happened somewhere else. But now? It’s like they have a legitimate reason now to look at your Muslim neighbor, friend, whatever in another way. And they become the new young black men,”

Talking regarding the ongoing American elections and contentious views about Muslims and refugees, he added that “There’s absolutely nothing I can do. There are some other people that aren’t as open about what he’s saying that are running also, you know, that are just as crazy, that have just as much ill-will toward the common man — and not just the common black man. People who don’t have a certain amount of money don’t mean anything to them.”

Nevertheless, he is a devoted Democrat and illustrated it as, ‘I’m going to vote for Hillary. I mean, I love Bernie — Bernie’s a man of the people — but he can’t win. So I gotta cast my vote for a person that can keep those other people from winning, okay? Not to mention, you know, Hillary kinda knows the job, she can hit the ground running,”


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.