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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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Denying Islamophobia is the New Islamophobia

In recent months, election-season rhetoric has triggered a spike in Islamophobia. Presidential candidates and swaths of the general public alike have directed animus at the American Muslim community, which is this year (as in years past) an electoral wedge issue. In addition to amplified rhetoric and threats or acts of violence, a more subtle yet [...]

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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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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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The 10 Best and Worst Responses to the Paris Attacks

Shortly after the series of attacks in Paris that left over 100 people dead, people around the world were taking to the Internet to voice their reactions. The assault, which ISIS claims it carried out, elicited millions of messages of solidarity, including from Muslim leaders and regular people, around the world, with the French people, [...]

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New Research on Dehumanization Sheds Light on Americans’ Views of Muslims

In recent days, the news cycle has been full of coverage of Ahmed the Clockmaker’s unfair arrest, Ben Carson’s opposition to a Muslim president, and Donald Trump’s lacking response to a supporter who stated: “We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims…we have training camps brewing where they want to kill us. That’s […]

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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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Islamophobia in the 2016 Elections

[This piece was originally published on April 25, 2015. The candidates statements are updated frequently, and the introduction was updated in January 2016.]

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