By Fawzia Afzal-Khan Counterpunch

Yesterday, as I was about to board a Metro-north train to Grand Central terminal from the sleepy Hudson-river hamlet of Croton-on-Hudson in upstate New York, approximately an hour north of Manhattan where I have lived with my husband for 30 years and raised two wonderful kids who are now young American adults–I was stunned to see an ad on a billboard staring me in the face from across the train tracks stating the following:  19,250 deadly Islamic attacks since 9/11/01. And counting. It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamorealism. (more…)