They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is so, we could provide three thousand words to go along with the following maps. But we think only one is necessary: disturbing.
Others may say we are Islamophobic, but it’s difficult not to be a tad bit concerned when Arabic is the fastest growing language in the nation.
First, here is a map of mosques in America. Note the pink and red states.
Next, here is a map of refugee arrivals by state for October 2014 to July 2015. These figures only represent refugees brought to each state by resettlement contractors. They do not include ‘secondary migrants’ (refugees resettled elsewhere who decide to move), asylum seekers or successful asylum seekers (called asylees), or the ‘unaccompanied alien children.’And finally, here is a compilation of Islamic terror activity by state – based on data only through 2007, so it’s just a snapshot in time.
Is it Islamophobic to note the similarities between these three maps? How does your state rank?
[Note: This article was written by cartography fan, Michele Hickford]