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Mother Jones: Muslimophobia: Election Roundup
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First, the good news: Many anti-Muslim candidates did not get elected Tuesday. Now the bad news: Alas, several anti-Muslim candidates won—mostly in the South. Oh, and Oklahoma became the first state to ban sharia law, even though only 0.8% of the population is Muslim.




Paladino proposes ‘bleeding’ Park51 developers ‘to death’
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New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has signed a pledge to support a group of construction workers opposed to a proposed Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero.




David A. Love: Tea Party Diversity Effort Is a Public Relations Scam
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Diversity in the Tea Party? Now, that’s a contradiction in terms. FreedomWorks — a corporate lobbying group behind the Tea Party movement — has announced that it has launched an outreach effort to minority groups including African-Americans, Latinos and Jews




Mistrust and the Mosque
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Asked whether they thought Muslim-Americans were “more sympathetic to terrorists” than other citizens, 33 percent said yes, a discouraging figure, roughly consistent with polls taken since Sept. 11, 2001. Thirty-one percent said they didn’t know any Muslims; 39 percent said they knew Muslims but not as close friends.