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Donald Trump Considers Another Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist For His Team

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics

Back in March 2016, when the GOP primary was still a going concern and the candidates were jockeying for endorsements and assistants, we made note of ...

The Anti-Muslim Extremists Steve Bannon Thinks Are Experts On Islam

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics

Steve Bannon, whom President-elect Donald Trump chose this week as his chief strategist and senior counselor, has a history of claiming that certain a...

Israeli Ambassador To Receive Award From Group Peddling Huma Abedin Conspiracy Theories

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. is set to receive an award from a think tank headed by a man who frequently claims that Secretary of ...

Far Right Co-opts Tragedy To Promote Hate, Again

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Michael Keegan

These are more than just a few absurd and cringe-worthy comments; instead, they represent a line of thinking that has elevated many right-wing politicians who wield significant power in this country.

Putting Middle East Christians At Risk

James Zogby | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

This week a coalition of mostly far-right "Christian" organizations hosted a conference in Washington that claimed to be defending persecuted minorities in the Middle East. After examining the groups involved and list of invited speakers, the conference's purposes appear to be dangerously provocative and even sinister.

Beltway Job Seekers Are Lying in Wait

Llewellyn King | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

If one of the presidential hopefuls, with the exception of Hillary Clinton, wins the presidency, the first thing he will need is the telephone number ...

Call To 'Patrol Muslim Neighborhoods' Marks New Low For Ted Cruz

Anu Joshi | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Anu Joshi

Try to imagine your local sheriff's department picking and choosing streets to patrol based on the (perceived) religious identity of the residents. It's not a pretty picture.

Ted Cruz Defends Adviser Who Called Obama America's "First Muslim President"

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

On Monday night, CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz about Frank Gaffney, a conspiracy theorist Cruz recently added to...

Ted Cruz's New Adviser Is Even More Anti-Muslim Than Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A big part of Sen. Ted Cruz's appeal is that he's not Donald Trump, the openly bigoted billionaire currently leading the Republican Part...

The men uniting nativists and Islamophobes

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney has received more media attention than usual this week after Donald Trump cited Gaffney's Islamophobic p...

GOP Candidates Distance Themselves From Trump But Embrace His Favorite Islamophobe

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics

Some of the Republican presidential candidates slamming Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States are embracing the thi...

Here's Why You Shouldn't Trust the Latest Poll On American Muslims

Nathan Lean | Posted 07.07.2016 | Religion
Nathan Lean

This survey should not be taken seriously. It comes from an organization with a history of producing dubious claims and "studies" about the threat of shariah, and was administered using an unreliable methodology.

Glenn Beck Threatens To Sever Ties With NRA Over 'Very Dangerous' Board Member

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.13.2015 | Media

Glenn Beck is considering breaking ties with the National Rifle Association, but not for the reasons one might hope. The object of Beck's ire is n...

Conservatives Berate Muslim Woman For Standing Up At Benghazi Event

The Washington Post | Dana Milbank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Representatives of prominent conservative groups converged on the Heritage Foundation on Monday afternoon for the umpteenth in a series of gatherings ...

Amanda Terkel

Frank Gaffney Escalates Crusade To Take Down Grover Norquist | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When conservatives gather this week in Maryland for the big annual Conservative Political Action Conference, one of the speakers will be...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Hearing Featuring Anti-Muslim Witness Show Partisan Split | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Guantanamo's detention facilities are going to close soon, it was hard to tell from watching a Senate Judiciary committee hearing on ...

Amanda Terkel

Prominent Conservative Plots To Take Down Grover Norquist | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Frank Gaffney gets his way, Grover Norquist won't be at a high-profile conservative gathering known as the Conservative Political Act...

Amanda Terkel

John McCain Slams Michele Bachmann's Attacks On Muslim-Americans | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) vigorously defended top State Department official Huma Abedin, who is Muslim-American, against allegations by...

American Muslims Wage Grassroots Campaigns Against Islamophobia Network

Daniel Tutt | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

Through protesting their conferences and forming coalitions with Muslim and non-Muslim organizations, American Muslims are beginning to take the small industry of Islamophobic speakers head on.

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: One More Reason For Chris Christie To Stay Home In 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

There's been a lot of discussion about the many reasons why Chris Christie and the GOP primary electorate wouldn't exactly see eye-to-eye, and that's ...

Is Congress Really Serious About Domestic Radicalism?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

As Rep. Peter King led his latest hearing about the radicalization of Muslims in the United States last week, it turns out a radical of a different sort, based in Brooklyn, was plotting to spread his anti-Muslim message across the United States.

Sharia Law Threat: Right-Wing Boogeyman

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Frank Gaffney and his friends can relax: Sneaky Muslims aren't going to impose Sharia Law on the US and take away their bacon cheeseburgers. It's impossible.

Extremists on Extremism: Peter King and the Sharia Scam

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

Muslims are rising up against tyranny throughout the Arab world. They have ousted autocrats, consistently called for democracy, and inspired the international community. And yet, for some here in the homeland, Muslims are still the problem.

The Right Wing's Sharia Shenanigans

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

A scary number of the Republican rank-and-file seem to be functioning under the impression that every Muslim in America is a "stealth jihadist" waiting to flip the switch from "good" to "evil" like the Clone Troopers in Star Wars.

Is Netanyahu a "Bomber Boy"?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Both Obama and Netanyahu would be wise to think through ways to halt the dysfunctional, paranoiac escalation between Iran and Israel.