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The men uniting nativists and Islamophobes

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 12.15.2015 | 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...

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 embraci...

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

Nathan Lean | Posted 07.07.2015 | 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.

Tennessee Considers Bill That Makes Following Shariah A Felony

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is considering making it a felony to follow some versions of the Islamic code known as Shariah, the most severe measure...

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.

Commander in Chief: Yes He Is

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lorelei Kelly

Obama and his team (and an increasing number of voices on Capitol Hill) know that, in today's world, security problems are beyond the purview of the military acting alone.

Dick Cheney Keeps the Flame Aloft

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

It might be tempting to dismiss Cheney's remarks -- about Obama allegedly dithering when it comes to Afghanistan -- as so much conservative boilerplate. But that would be a mistake.

Afghanistan: The Re-"Right" of History ... or ... Let's Not Forget Who Got Us Here

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

We've seen the rush to war before -- in Iraq in 2003. That cost me 4,351 (and counting) of my fellow brothers and sisters-in-arms, all for a false threat the Bush Administration sold.

Gaffney Tells Reagan "Your Father Would Be Ashamed Of You" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Right-wing neoconservative Frank Gaffney went on "Hardball" Thursday night to defend Dick Cheney but ended up just insulting his fellow guest. After...

Confronting Ahmadinejad and Other Liars

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not the only one intent on twisting, distorting and ignoring the truth. In America, there are those on the far right who impugn the truth as well.

Institutional Islamophobia and the Politics of a Minor's Choice

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Abukar Arman

The case of Rifqa Bary has set the stage for the ideological bankrupt neocons and right wing evangelicals to pursue another desperate attempt to resuscitate their all but defunct "clash of civilization" scare.

More Orly Taitz!

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Finally, we have an extreme right-wing personality making the rounds in the corporate media who tears down the facade of "legitimacy" the Far Right bestows upon its craziest enthusiasts.

Pro-Nuclear Pundits Debunked

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

Obama's efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons have also drawn harsh criticism from a chorus of nuclear war theorists intent on scaring the public into opposing the president's disarmament agenda.