From the CNN.com article: Muslim women: My headscarf is not a threat after telling a story about rudeness at Walmart while wearing a hijab (which they put in quotation marks for some reason).
Such stories are not altogether uncommon for Muslim Americans.
Wow, not altogether uncommon! I guess it’s not unlike a problem of variable merit. There’s also the annoying use of the term Muslim American (implying ethnicity or nationality) instead of American Muslim.
The rest of the story is of dubious logic and follows the same pattern as all other CNN.com stories about group identity, which is
- An offensive incident
- A quote of data after some seemingly arbitrary date
- Quote from expert
- Further interview with subject, telling everyone that he/she wants to be different while remaining the same.