Behind the Counter, a New Political Force Takes On The New York Post and Trump

Yemeni-American bodega owners in New York City organized a boycott of the newspaper over what they see as anti-Muslim bias.

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Ibraham Qatabi and his father, Nasser Qatabi visited their friend, Mohamed Almuntaser, who owns the Downtown Gourmet Deli in Brooklyn.

Stepping into his Brooklyn bodega, Mohammed Almuntaser recalled how his heart sank.

Staring up at him from the entryway was a copy of The New York Post, with a picture of the World Trade Center in flames on the cover and a headline attacking a Muslim member of Congress, Ilhan Omar.

“It was disgusting. It was racist. I couldn’t believe this racist thing was sitting at my store,” said Mr. Almuntaser, 29, who owns four bodegas in the city.

“The very next day, I told everyone who works at my stores not to accept the paper.” He was not alone, and a boycott of The Post began.

Behind the Counter, a New Political Force Takes On The New York Post and Trump – The New York Times
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