The finale of last season’s Law and Order: SVU was nothing short of terrifying. Three masked men broke into a Syrian family’s restaurant, stole the money, trashed the restaurant, killed the father, raped both of his adult daughters, then killed one of those daughters. Along the way, the criminals spray-painted “Muslims must die” on the refrigerators. As the two hour episode continued to develop, a gay Muslim man who was an illegal immigrant was arrested by ICE agents and deported, a Latino man was shot dead by a white supremacist, and a mosque was firebombed and five worshipers were murdered. Public protests demanding justice for the Syrian family were deafeningly vocal.
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