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Factsheet: Faith Leaders for America

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Ted Cruz’s Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Bill

On January 11, 2017, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz introduced a bill to designate the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). This is not Cruz’s first attempt to see the Muslim Brotherhood added to the U.S.’s list of FTOs. In November of 2015, he sponsored a similar document for review by the Senate [...]

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Factsheets: What You Need to Know About Islamophobia

In an era of fake news and contested claims, reliable information is hard to come by, especially about Islam, Muslims, and Islamophobia. Recognizing the need for dependable resources on these topics, the Bridge Initiative provides factsheets on a range of issues, individuals, and organizations that relate to our work on Islamophobia. We hope our growing [...]

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Cruz’s Muslim Constituents Smeared as Extremists

If anything is part and parcel of American democracy, it’s the idea that voters can, and should, communicate their ideas and concerns to the members of Congress who represent them. On Monday, April 18, 2016, as leaders from the American Muslim community visited their lawmakers on Capitol Hill, that ideal broke down in the office [...]

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“Civilization Jihad:” Debunking the Conspiracy Theory

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW • Presidential candidate Ben Carson has recently peddled a conspiracy theory about a Muslim “civilization jihad” plan to take over America. • Carson gets his ideas from Frank Gaffney, who was also Donald Trump’s dubious source in calling for a Muslim ban. Gaffney says a 1991 memo written by a […]

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Trump Calls for Ban on Muslims, Cites Deeply Flawed Poll

Update (December 7, 2015) In a press release today, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." His statement also cites a deeply flawed poll conducted by the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a group with a [...]

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“Obama Is a Muslim” and Other Presidential Panics

Once again, Obama’s perceived Muslim identity is in the news. New survey data from a Democratic polling organization claims that half of Republicans (54%) believe Obama is a Muslim. Some have voiced concerns about the poll’s methodology, wondering if it’s indeed “half” of GOP voters who hold this view. Regardless, this poll, like many before it, [...]

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The Campaign to Ban Sharia Reaches Congress

On Wednesday, July 15, Representative Diane Black (R-TN) introduced a bill to ban the use of foreign law in federal courts. While devoid of language targeting a specific group of people, House Resolution 3052 is premised on the same notion that led to the passage of similar bills in ten states across the country: Muslims […]

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Presidential Candidates Set to Appear at Event Hosted By Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist

On Saturday, July 25th, five 2016 presidential candidates are slated to appear at the New Hampshire National Security Action Summit, a daylong conference organized by the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a Washington, D.C. think tank that promotes conspiracies about Muslims and Islam. According to CSP’s website, Senator Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor George Pataki, and [...]

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New Research Shows How Activists Use the Law to Make You Afraid of Muslims

Though Islamic law, or Sharia, does not exist in the United States, eight states (Alabama, North Carolina, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Tennessee) have banned it. More than two dozen other states have considered measures to ban it. National hysteria over the alleged influence of Islamic law in America is a new thing. [...]

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