Muslims are America’s new black men, says Samuel L Jackson

29th Jan 2016
Muslims are America’s new black men, says Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L Jackson says that Muslims are the new Blacks of America because of how they are being unfairly persecuted – (Creative Commons)

Elham Asaad Buaras

Actor Samuel L Jackson has claimed that Muslims are the new blacks of America because of how they are being unfairly persecuted.

Jackson, 67, said that the recent attacks in Paris and California meant that people saw it as a “legitimate reason” to fear Muslims.

The Pulp Fiction star said that he had hoped the San Bernardino, California attacks were carried out by some “crazy white dude” because they had damaged the perception of Muslims.

Jackson spoke out as high profile incidents of Muslims being targeted in the US and the UK made headlines this month.

Attacks on American mosques are on the rise and leading Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a ban on all Muslims coming to the US.

Jackson said: “I can’t even tell you how much I really wanted (San Bernardino) to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims, because it’s like: ‘Oh, s***. It’s here’. But now? It’s like they have a legitimate reason now to look at your Muslim neighbour, friend, whatever in another way. And they become the new young black men. ”

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