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Intersection

Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Florida’s Former Governor Jeb Bush is pulling staff out of Miami and sending them up to New Hampshire. Then Islamophobia rears its ugly head in Titusville a mosque is vandalized. Governor Rick Scott says while he won’t be endorsing anyone before the GOP primary he does pipe up to say front runner Donald Trump captures the frustrations of the people.
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This photo was taken at a vigil shortly after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Central Florida’s Muslim leaders say Islamophobia has reached an unprecedented level since then. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
Central Florida News

A Look at the Rise of Islamophobia in Central Florida


Islamic leaders in central Florida say Islamophobia is at an all-time high. That’s after a mosque was vandalized in Titusville less than a week ago. It’s one of the latest incidents in the past two months directed at Muslims in the area. 90.7’s Renata Sago spoke with local Imams and activists who are blaming the acts on anger and a narrow view of Islam. Read the latest from her conversation with 90.7’s Nicole Creston during Morning Edition.
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