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Rep. Keith Ellison: Being a Muslim in Congress Has Gotten Better
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Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was the first Muslim elected to Congress and it’s not always been an easy ride. Monday, on book tour duty for his new tome, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” he spoke at the Center for American Progress about being a member of a religion that’s often treated as the “scapegoat du jour.”

Three Terrifying Moments in the History of ‘Allahu Akbar’
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John McCain and Lindsey Graham have finally found something they disagree about. Two weeks ago, McCain insisted to Fox & Friends derp-machine Brian Kilmeade that, no, “Allahu Akbar” is not something only terrorists say.

And the winner is … Islamophobia
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by Rachel Shabi

America’s Middle East policy has been enthusiastically endorsed. Not at the UN or Arab League, however, but by the powerbrokers of Hollywood. At the Golden Globes, there were gongs for a heroically bearded CIA spook saving hostages and American face in Iran (the film Argo)…

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.

John McCain’s Staunch Defense of Huma Abedin and American Muslims
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I can’t say I’m generally an admirer of John McCain but the statement he delivered on the floor of the US Senate today in defence of Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin against theparanoid accusations of Michele Bachmann and her colleagues really is worth reading.

Obama campaign releases blatantly anti-Arab video ad
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by Ali Abu Nimah (Electronic Intifada)

US President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has just released a blatantly anti-Arab video ad on its official YouTube channel.

Colbert Report: ThreatDown – Barack Obama, Fundamentalist Flippers & Coked Up Diplomats
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(Via Comedy Central)

Dolphins waging jihad?

Justin Elliot: From accused murderer to member of Congress?
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In a race that has largely been flying under the national radar, a former Marine who killed two unarmed Iraqi prisoners in 2004 and who has made the threat of Islam and the “ground zero mosque” centerpieces of his campaign has a real shot at being elected to Congress.

Obama is not an Arab… “He’s a Decent Man”
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Gayle Quinnell, a John McCain supporter calls Barack Obama an Arab at a campaign rally, October 10, 2008 in Lakeville, Minnesota. Thankfully, John McCain corrects her and takes away the microphone. She said that she got this information from the library and from pamphlets distributed by other McCain volunteers, not the campaign itself.