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Rep. Justin Amash Slams “Disgusting” Rival
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Amash slams ‘disgusting’ rival By Cameron Joseph (The Hill) Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) wasn’t ready to let bygones be bygones after winning his primary Tuesday night, blasting his opponent for running what he called a “disgusting, despicable smear campaign.” Amash, […]

Virginia GOP Official Questions The Contributions Of Muslim Americans
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Virginia GOP Official Questions The Contributions Of Muslim Americans Bob FitzSimmonds, treasurer of the Virginia Republican Party, is coming under fire from local officials for some eyebrow-raising comments he made about Muslims on his Facebook page. FitzSimmonds said the following […]

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.”

Texas Republican To Pakistani-American Law Student: Maybe You Should Go To Afghanistan With All the Radical Muslims
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*Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly implied that Riddle referred to the Afghan people as “terrorists.” She referred to the Afghan people as “radical Muslims” “who want us all dead.” Our bad.

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)

Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn: Republican Senator Facing Election Jumps on anti-Mosque Bandwagon
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State Sen. David Storobin has joined the hopeless fight against a mosque being built in Sheepshead Bay – a battle that’s been repeatedly quashed in the courts and has left political insiders believing that the newly minted legislator is more concerned with winning votes than helping mosque opponents

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Smear and Loathing
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(Via Comedy Central)

Jon Stewart skewers Michele Bachmann’s witch-hunt against Huma Abedin.

Louisiana Republican: When I Voted for State Funds to go to Religious Schools, I Didn’t Mean Muslim Ones
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In Louisiana, Republican Governor Bobby Jindal pushed for a voucher program that would allow state funds to be used to pay for religious schools. It’s unconstitutional, it’s a way to use taxpayer money to fund someone’s faith, and it was a bad idea to begin with.

Rep. Peter King: “90% of Terrorist Attacks Committed by Muslims”
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To say that Peter King is well known for his animus to Muslim Americans would be a gross understatement; this has been revealed numerous times not just through the hearings but also through King’s statements and writings, (such as “there are too many Mosques in the USA”).

Nathan Lean: The Islamophobia Industry Strikes in Kansas
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by Nathan Lean (Huffington Post)

Just like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Republican Governor Sam Brownback had a feeling he was not in Kansas anymore. At least not the Kansas that he once knew.