Thursday, November 15, 2018   

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Anti-Defamation League exploits fear of Muslims to undermine anti-gay bill
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by Alex Kane, Mondoweiss

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) can’t quit pushing anti-Muslim bigotry. The latest instance emerged in a peculiar fashion: in opposition to an anti-gay bill in Arizona pushed by religious conservatives.




ADL Traffics in Crude Stereotyping of Muslims
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Yesterday, William Saletan of Slate.com published an article (The Muslim Taxi Driver) on how to kill legislation that favors Christian religion and it has to do with prejudice and paranoia against Muslims…




McCain Slams Fox News: Muslims Thank Allah Like Christians Thank God (VIDEO)
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by TOM KLUDT, TPM

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) pushed back hard Tuesday against a Fox News host who raised concerns over a Syrian rebel’s use of a ubiquitous Islamic phrase.




How many states, besides Oklahoma, ban Islamic law?
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The Oklahoma legislature passed a bill Monday to prevent the use of religious or foreign law in state courts. Between 2010 and 2012, lawmakers in 32 states introduced similar bills, and six states – Oklahoma, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota and Tennessee – enacted such bills into law.




Gabriela Mercer: GOP Favorite Doesn’t Want “Middle Easterners” in the US Legally or Illegally
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Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is a favorite to win the GOP primary in Arizona’s 3rd district. In the height of loony irony, Mercer herself an immigrant to the USA doesn’t want Middle Easterners to enter the country, legally or illegally. (h/t: Jawad)




Tea party leader says all Muslims a ‘threat’ to U.S.; seeks recall of McCain
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A prominent Phoenix tea party leader who believes Muslims cannot be trusted to be loyal to the United States and should not be working for the federal government is incensed with U.S. Sen. John McCain’s defense of a top State Department official and is eying a recall drive against Arizona’s senior senator.




Anti-Sharia Bill Introduced in South Carolina
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A long list of S.C. lawmakers plans to send a message to Palmetto State courts: Don’t apply foreign laws here. A proposed law, which a House panel will consider this month, is part of a growing movement in legislatures around the country.




2012: Rick Perry Ally Wants to Bar Muslims from Naturalization
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This weekend, Gov. Rick Perry will host a mass Christian prayer rally in his home state of Texas. The principal sponsor of the rally, the American Family Association, has a truly vile record on immigration issues.




The Word “Haboobs” Causing Chaos in Arizona?
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What is going on in Arizona? The word “Haboobs” is being criticized because it is Arabic? Ridiculous, I thought the objection might be that to some ears the word is close to a certain slang term referring to women’s breasts? That would be reason to keep the term, it would be great fodder for comedians or regular citizens playing off the term!




Missouri Legislator Still Can’t Explain Why He Wants to Ban Sharia
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The proposal, introduced by Republican state Rep. Paul Curtman, drew its language from the sample legislation drafted by David Yerushalmi, an Arizona-based attorney who has previously called for Muslims to be deported.