Kafir-phobia: Americans as Violent Anti-Muslim Bigots

The story that developed in July was just too good to pass up: a Jordanian—born restaurant owner in Xenia, Ohio had been the apparent victim of repeated attempts to burn down his store. The day after the third attack, when a Molotov cocktail had been thrown through the front window of his business, yet another explosion rocked the store — the second attack in 24 hours — sending the owner and his son to the hospital with burns over 80—90 percent of their bodies. An employee in an adjoining store was also taken to the hospital for injuries.

Just hours before the blast, the store owner had been interviewed by a local TV station vowing that he would never give in