Self Defense Classes Are New Norm For Muslim Women Fearing Attack

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Self Defense Classes Are New Norm For Muslim Women Fearing Attack
These women, some of whom weigh less than 100 pounds, aren't taking self defense classes on a whim. Many of them have already experienced the hateful vitriol that's become mainstream within the Republican Party thanks to Donald Trump and others who preach hate.

Americans often take self defense classes as a way to stay in shape or an effort to defend themselves in the off chance of an attack. Rarely do people attend this type of training believing that an attack is imminent, but thanks to the vitriol directed at Muslim Americans, that’s precisely what these women are doing.…