After another reckless speech in which Donald Trump spoke of killing Islamic terrorists with bullets dipped in the blood of pigs, Dr. Suzanne Barakat has challenged Trump to meet with her. You see, Dr. Barakat takes anti-Islamic rhetoric extremely seriously – her brother was the late Deah Barakat who over a year ago was sadly shot and killed outside his home in Chapel Hill, N.C., alongside his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19. Many label the senseless deaths as hate crimes.
Dr. Barakat, 28, a physician in San Francisco, says Trump’s recent rhetoric, along with his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country, is a moment where she said “enough is enough.” “It allows for the Average Joe to see Muslims the way Craig Hicks saw my brother and his wife of six weeks and her sister,” she said, referring to the man who killed her relatives. “As ‘The Other,’ as subhuman, because of their faith.”
“I want him to tell me to my face that he would ban someone like me if he were to become president of this country,” Dr. Barakat continues. “I want to show him pictures of Deah and Yusor and Razan and tell him about who they were and what they did. I want him to tell me to my face that I don’t belong here.”