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Krystina Friedlander: A Look Back at Media Coverage of Islam and Islamic Law in 2012
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This has been a big year for Islam and Islamic law in American media. As politicians vied for local and national office, anti-sharia messages — and sometimes overtly anti-Islam messages — were broadcast across the media, at times functioning to normalize anti-Islam discourse.

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Hank Williams Jr. Blasts Obama Again, Says President Is Muslim, ‘Hates Cowgirls,’ ‘Loves Gays’
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Hank Williams Jr. repeated his anti-Obama tirade at a concert in Texas on Sunday. Performing at the Stockyards Music Festival, the country singer went on an extended rant against the president.




Newt Gingrich: I’d Support A Muslim Running For President Only If They’d Commit To ‘Give Up Sharia’
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At a town hall meeting in West Columbia, S.C., a man asked Gingrich if he would ever “support a Muslim-American running for president.”




Michele Bachmann: ‘Obama Is Allowing Terror Suspect Groups To Write The FBI’s Terror Training Manual’
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“And now Obama is allowing terror suspect groups to write the FBI’s terror training manual,” she told about 75 Republican activists in an eastern Iowa hotel conference room.




Herman Cain Talks To Jay Leno About Muslims In Cabinet
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Leno said that Cain’s comment about not appointing a Muslim to his cabinet “doesn’t seem very American.” Cain clarified that he “would not appoint a jihadist” to his administration.




Herman Cain Issues Apology After Meeting With Muslim Leaders
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The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO has said communities have a right to ban Islamic mosques because Muslims are trying to inject sharia law into the U.S. He’s also said he would not want a Muslim bent on killing Americans in his administration.




Herman Cain: Americans Can Stop Mosques
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Last week, the Republican presidential candidate expressed criticism of a planned mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, telling reporters at a campaign event that “This is just another way to try to gradually sneak Sharia law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that.”




Herman Cain: No ‘Special Precautions’ For Muslims In Government
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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain defended his statements on Muslims in a meeting with bloggers Saturday, saying he would allow a Muslim to enter his administration like anyone else — even while he continued to say he would use special precautions to keep out terrorists.