Herman Cain Needs to Read the Constitution of the U.S. - updated 11/15/11

Herman Cain Needs to Read the Constitution of the U.S.

by Sheila Musaji


In the past week, Herman Cain has made two statements that take all of his previous Islamophobic statements to a level of real concern.  He is so blinded by his hatred of Muslims that he is ready to throw the Constitution out the window in order to make certain that they are kept in their place.

On Thursday, 7/14, Cain said that an effort by local Muslims to build a large mosque in Murfreesboro, TN is an attempt to “sneak” Shariah law into the fabric of the U.S. legal system.  “I think it is an infringement and abuse of our freedom of religion, and I don’t agree with what’s happening here because this isn’t an innocent mosque,” Cain told reporters after speaking to a crowd of hundreds on the Murfreesboro Public Square.  “This is another way to sneak Shariah law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that.” 

On Sunday, 7/17, Cain said that communities should be able to prevent the construction of mosques in their neighborhoods.  “Our Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. Islam combines church and state,” Cain said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They are using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their mosque in that community and the people in the community do not like it, they disagree with it.”  When asked by host Chris Wallace if any town could “then say we don’t want a mosque in our community?” Cain responded “they could say that.”  He further stated that “the people in the community know best.”

I would like to know how my local community (for example) building a mosque would infringe on Herman Cain’s (or anyone elses) freedom of religion?  I would also like to know when it became possible for the people in the community to decide who will or will not be protected by the Constitution?

This is not surprising coming from the same man who has already earned a place in the GOP Anti-Muslim Hall of Fame.  Previously Cain:

1— said  “The role of Muslims in American society is for them to be allowed to practice their religion freely, which is part of our First Amendment. The role of Muslims in America is not to convert the rest of us to the Muslim religion. That I resent. Because we are a Judeo-Christian nation, from the fact that 85 percent of us are self-described Christians, or evangelicals, or practicing the Jewish faith. Eighty-five percent. One percent of the practicing religious believers in this country are Muslim.    And so I push back and reject them trying to convert the rest of us. And based upon the little knowledge that I have of the Muslim religion, you know, they have an objective to convert all infidels or kill them. Now, I know that there are some peaceful Muslims who don’t go around preaching or practicing that. Well, unfortunately, we can’t sit back and tolerate the radical ones simply because we know that there are some of them who don’t believe in that aspect of the Muslim religion. So their role is to be allowed to practice their religion freely, just like we should be allowed to practice our religion freely, and not try to convert the rest of us.” 

Cain is fearful that even though Muslims are only 1% or less of the population of the U.S., nevertheless he must “push back” against any possible attempt by that 1% to convert “the rest of us”.  Even if everyone of us went out and started going door to door, I doubt if we could increase that 1% by very much in the foreseeable future.  He must think that we are all better than any salesman that ever lived.  At least he believes that there are “some of them” who aren’t out to convert or kill him and the “rest of us”. 

Dean Obeidallah, went to the streets of NYC with his fellow Arab-American comedians Aron Kader and Maysoon Zayid to see if they could recruit Americans to Islam. They offered prizes to people to convert to Islam, such as a toaster, a blender and even Sudoku. Here is a clip of their efforts to convert Americans!  Maybe this is what scared Herman Cain so badly.

He also thinks that the role of those few non-radical Muslims is to “be allowed to practice their religion freely”.  How kind.  I had always thought that the Constitution of the United States granted that right to all Americans, whether Herman Cain wants to “allow” them that religious freedom or not.  Those uppity Muslims need to be reminded to stay in their place and accept that we will let them know what we will allow them to do.

The First Amendment of the Constitution states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


2 — Cain also said that Muslims have no place in the U.S. government. 


3 — Cain upped the ante, not only defending his comments, but expanding on them.  Cain was asked if he believes a Muslim can be loyal to the Constitution.  “They could be,” Cain said. “But I haven’t done any surveys to find out how many Muslims are loyal to the constitution. But I don’t know any Muslims who will subvert sharia law for our laws. That’s the problem I have. And I don’t have time to do the research to find out. I’d have a country to run.”  He said  “Many of the Muslims, they are not totally dedicated to this country, they are not totally dedicated to our Constitution. Many of them are trying to force Sharia law on this country.”   So, not only can most Muslims not really be trusted, but Cain now wants Muslim government appointees to take a special loyalty oath.

The same Constitution that guarantees freedom of religion as a right, rejects any religious test for public office.  Such a test would be forbidden by OUR American Constitution.  In the New Hampshire GOP debate on 6/13 he repeated this idea of a loyalty test for American Muslims.


4 — Cain accused Rep. Keith Ellison of putting Sharia law over American law.  Cain said “If you take an oath on the Qur’an, that means you support Sharia law. I support American law. Our laws were derived from principles that are biblically based. Maybe not said in the same words that are in the Bible, but our laws are derived from principles based upon the Bible. This is why I’m not going to back down or pander to anyone who wants to call me xenophobic or a bigot simply because I said no. I don’t want anybody in my administration that I’m going to have to be looking over my shoulder to figure out if they are going to try to do something against the principles that I believe in which are also the principles that the majority, the overwhelming majority of the American people believe.” 

This shows his remarkable lack of knowledge about not only the Constitution, but the basic functioning of the government.  Keith Ellison took the same oath and was sworn in exactly the same way that Herman Cain was, and no one in Congress or the Senate is sworn in on the Bible, the Qur’an, or any other religious text.  Such texts are only used for the photo op after the actual swearing in ceremony.  Once again, Cain puts those uppity Muslims in their place.  Do they want to participate in OUR democratic system, and even be elected to public office.  Perhaps, that might be allowed as long as they do it within what Cain defines as their proper place.  Obviously, Ellison went beyond what Cain is willing to allow.


5 — Cain said on the Laura Ingraham program that he has “never met a Muslim who didn’t fit his definition of a radical  —  and in the same interview, he alleged that Rep. Keith Ellison (D–Minn.), who’s Muslim, has pledged his loyalty to Allah, not the Constitution.

This comment deserves a little special consideration. 

Article 6 of the Constitution states The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

The current oath of office for Congress and the Senate is the following I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Both Herman Cain and Keith Ellison took this oath, and have sworn their loyalty to the Constitution.  If Cain has some personal evidence that Keith Ellison has done something against that oath, then he needs to bring charges against him, or sit down and shut up.

6 — Herman Cain speculated that Barack Obama ‘jeopardized’ the Osama bin Laden mission.


I wonder what other parts of the Constitution Cain feels are not worth defending?  I also wonder when other candidates will speak out against this sort of bigotry.  At this point, their silence is deafening.

If Cain is really serious about any of this anti-Constitutional, anti-American, anti-Muslim nonsense, then I really have to wonder what he is putting in his pizza.


UPDATE 7/19/11

Bryan Fischer of The American Family Association has just written an amazingly bigoted article in defense of Herman Cain’s position on banning mosques.  In that article he makes the following statement:  But the constitutional issue must be addressed. The truth is, as I have written before, Islam has no First Amendment guarantee to build mosques anywhere it wants.    This is for the simple reason that the First Amendment was written neither to guarantee freedom of religion to Muslims or Buddhists or Hindus nor to prohibit their free exercise of religion. It wasn’t written about them one way or another.    It was written for one specific purpose: to protect the free exercise of the Christian religion.    As long-serving associate justice Joseph Story said in his monumental history of the Constitution, “The real object of the amendment was, not to countenance, much less to advance Mahometanism, or Judaism, or infidelity, by prostrating Christianity; but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects, and to prevent any national ecclesiastical establishment, which should give to an hierarchy the exclusive patronage of the national government.”    We must be clear: the First Amendment does not prohibit the free exercise of alternative religions, but neither does it guarantee it. It simply does not address the issue at all.  This is the same Bryan Fischer who wants to restrict Muslim immigration and “send them back home”.


UPDATE 10/21/2011

We have just added an article on TAM about another of Cain’s “go to experts” - Rev. Rod Parsley, Herman Cain’s Islam “Expert” .


UPDATE 11/15/2011

GQ just published a revealing interview with Herman Cain.  It seems that whatever “apology” he made to American Muslims was either insincere or that he simply had a temporary moment of decency and has now gone back to his normal bigotry.  Here is the relevant section of that interview in which he discusses Muslims

Devin Gordon: What did you think about the fuss around your comments about Muslims. [Cain said in March that, if elected, he wouldn’t feel “comfortable” appointing a Muslim to his cabinet] Did you think that you were treated fairly in that conversation?
- Herman Cain: No, because a lot of people misrepresented what I said. I know that there are peaceful Muslims, and there are extremists. I have nothing against peaceful Muslims. Nothing whatsoever. But I also know that we must be careful of extremists and we must be careful of the tendency by some groups in this country to infuse their beliefs into our laws and our culture.
- Devin Gordon: Do you think that there is a greater tendency among the Muslim faith for that kind of extremism?
- Herman Cain: That would be a judgment call that I’m probably not qualified to make, because I can’t speak on behalf of the entire Muslim community. I have talked with Muslims that are peaceful Muslims. And I have had one very well known Muslim voice say to me directly that a majority of Muslims share the extremist views.
- Chris Heath: A majority?
- Herman Cain: Yes, a majority.
- Devin Gordon: Do you think he’s right?
- Herman Cain: Yes, because that’s his community. That’s his community. I can’t tell you his name, but he is a very prominent voice in the Muslim community, and he said that.
- Chris Heath: I just find that hard to believe.
- Herman Cain: I find it hard to believe.
- Chris Heath: But you’re believing it?
- Herman Cain: Yes, because of the respect that I have for this individual. Because when he told me this, he said he wouldn’t want to be quoted or identified as having said that.
- Alan Richman: Are you talking about the Muslim community in America? Or the world?
- Herman Cain: America. America.

So Cain knows an American Muslim that he identifies as “a very prominent voice” in the American Muslim community, but he must remain nameless, and we must trust Cain that he is a reliable source, or even that he exists, and that this nameless individual that Cain trusts is the source of Cain’s opinions about our community.  What is the evidence?  What sort of data did this come from?  Here is a man that wants to be taken seriously as a candidate for the office of President of the United States, and yet even when something so serious is “unbelievable” to him, he is willing to accept it based on the word of a nameless advisor.

I had no sooner finished typing this update than someone contacted me and asked me if I had seen the clarification released by Cain’s campaign spokesman.  The Global Post reports that

It turns out, when Herman Cain said the majority of Muslim Americans hold extremist views, he didn’t mean “Americans” as in Americans. Not at all. What he really meant, his campaign spokesman has clarified, was Muslims from some other country.

...  J. D. Gordon, Cain’s spokesman and national security adviser, told The New York Times that Cain’s answers did not accurately reflect the candidate’s beliefs or knowledge.

On the Muslim issue, despite the transcript of the interview, Gordon said Cain meant Muslims in some other country.  “He doesn’t believe most Muslims in America have extreme views,” Gordon said.

I think that the title of this article needs to be changed to “Herman Cain needs to ask someone to read him the Constitution of the United States”.

Here is the original entry on Herman Cain from our collection of anti-Muslim statements by elected representatives:

said  “The role of Muslims in American society is for them to be allowed to practice their religion freely, which is part of our First Amendment. The role of Muslims in America is not to convert the rest of us to the Muslim religion. That I resent. Because we are a Judeo-Christian nation, from the fact that 85 percent of us are self-described Christians, or evangelicals, or practicing the Jewish faith. Eighty-five percent. One percent of the practicing religious believers in this country are Muslim.    And so I push back and reject them trying to convert the rest of us. And based upon the little knowledge that I have of the Muslim religion, you know, they have an objective to convert all infidels or kill them. Now, I know that there are some peaceful Muslims who don’t go around preaching or practicing that. Well, unfortunately, we can’t sit back and tolerate the radical ones simply because we know that there are some of them who don’t believe in that aspect of the Muslim religion. So their role is to be allowed to practice their religion freely, just like we should be allowed to practice our religion freely, and not try to convert the rest of us.” 
— Cain also said that Muslims have no place in the U.S. government.  3/11
— Cain has now upped the ante, not only defending his comments.  Cain was asked if he believes a Muslim can be loyal to the constitution.  “They could be,” Cain said. “But I haven’t done any surveys to find out how many Muslims are loyal to the constitution. But I don’t know any Muslims who will subvert sharia law for our laws. That’s the problem I have. And I don’t have time to do the research to find out. I’d have a country to run.”  He said  “Many of the Muslims, they are not totally dedicated to this country, they are not totally dedicated to our Constitution. Many of them are trying to force Sharia law on this country.”   4/11 and in the New Hampshire GOP debate on 6/13 he repeated this idea of a loyalty test for American Muslims.
— Herman Cain accused Rep. Keith Ellison of putting Sharia law over American law.  Cain said “If you take an oath on the Qur’an, that means you support Sharia law. I support American law. Our laws were derived from principles that are biblically based. Maybe not said in the same words that are in the Bible, but our laws are derived from principles based upon the Bible. This is why I’m not going to back down or pander to anyone who wants to call me xenophobic or a bigot simply because I said no. I don’t want anybody in my administration that I’m going to have to be looking over my shoulder to figure out if they are going to try to do something against the principles that I believe in which are also the principles that the majority, the overwhelming majority of the American people believe.” 
— Cain said on the Laura Ingraham program that he has “never met a Muslim who didn’t fit his definition of a radical—and in the same interview, alleged that Rep. Keith Ellison (D–Minn.), who’s Muslim, has pledged his loyalty to Allah, not the Constitution.
—Cain now wants Muslim government appointees to take a special loyalty oath in spite of the fact that any religious test for public office is forbidden by the American Constitution. 5/11
— Herman Cain speculated that Barack Obama ‘jeopardized’ Osama bin Laden mission
— Cain said that an effort by local Muslims to build a large mosque here is an attempt to “sneak” Shariah law into the fabric of the U.S. legal system.  “I think it is an infringement and abuse of our freedom of religion, and I don’t agree with what’s happening here because this isn’t an innocent mosque,” Cain told reporters after speaking to a crowd of hundreds on the Murfreesboro Public Square.  “This is another way to sneak Shariah law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that.”  7/14/11
— Herman Cain said that communities should be able to prevent the construction of mosques in their neighborhoods.  “Our Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. Islam combines church and state,” Cain said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They are using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their mosque in that community and the people in the community do not like it, they disagree with it.”  When asked by host Chris Wallace if any town could “then say we don’t want a mosque in our community?” Cain responded “they could say that.  7/17/11
— Cain apologized at one point, but then seems to be going back to his old ways. 
— Cain said that “a majority of Muslims share the extremist views”  His campaign spokesman later “clarified” that he didn’t mean “Americans” as in Americans. Not at all. What he really meant, his campaign spokesman has clarified, was Muslims from some other country.  Hard to believe since during the interview in question he was asked directly Alan Richman: Are you talking about the Muslim community in America? Or the world?  Herman Cain: America. America. 11/15/11
— Cain said that he was glad a doctor who was part of the team treating him for cancer turned out to be a Christian Arab and not a Muslim.  He was worried when he saw the doctors name, but when he found out he wasn’t a Muslim, Cain said “Hallelujah!  Thank God!”


SEE ALSO:

American Muslims must defend the Constitution of the United States, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/american_muslims_must_defend_the_constitution_of_the_united_states/

GOP Anti-Muslim Limbo:  They’ve Lowered the Bar Again!, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/gop_lowers_the_anti-muslim_limbo_bar/

Islamophobia no longer questioned - even by our elected representatives, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamophobia_no_longer_even_questioned/


SEE ALSO - ARTICLES ABOUT GOP BIGOTRY TOWARDS ISLAM AND MUSLIMS:

An evening with Rod Parsley http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/18/2005/301/1/34

A Who’s Who of the Anti-Muslim/Anti-Arab/Islamophobia Industry http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_whos_who_of_the_anti-muslimanti-arabislamophobia_industry

Anti-Muslim Sentiments Are Strongest Amongst Republicans and People Who Trust Fox News http://www.goddiscussion.com/41001/anti-muslim-sentiments-are-strongest-with-republicans-and-people-who-trust-fox-news/

Anti-Sharia article collection http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_sharia_and_jewish_halakha_arbitration_courts

Are Muslims the enemy within?, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/are_muslims_the_enemy_within1/

Are the Republican Presidential Wannabes the new Imperial Wizards?, Dr. Abdul Cader Asmal http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/are_the_republican_presidential_wannabes_the_new_imperial_wizards

At Allen West-Sponsored Event, Group Paints Thousands Of Muslims As Terrorists, Ryan J. Reilly http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/07/at_allen_west-sponsored_event_group_paints_thousands_of_muslims_as_terrorists.php

Bankrupt in Ideas, US Republican Contenders Demonize Islam for Political Gain http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20Editorials/2011/April/4%20o/Bankrupt%20in%20Ideas,%20US%20Republican%20Contenders%20Demonize%20Islam%20for%20Political%20Gain.htm

Paul Broun and Dr. Strangelove, Cynthia Tucker http://blogs.ajc.com/cynthia-tucker/2009/10/15/paul-broun-and-dr-strangelove/?cxntfid=blogs_cynthia_tucker

Herman Cain Needs to Read the Constitution of the U.S., Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/herman_cain

Herman Cain Defends His Sharia Conspiracy: ‘Call Me Crazy’, Faiz Shakir http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/10/02/333873/herman-cain-call-me-crazy/

Herman Cain Lies Again About Muslim Ban Comments http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/herman-cain-lies-again-about-muslim-ban-comments

Herman Cain’s Go-To Historian on the Muslim World: Destroy Islam, Tim Murphy http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/10/herman-cain-rod-parsley

Herman Cain’s Muslim Problem, Tim Murphy http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/05/herman-cains-muslim-problem

Christian Brotherly Love Difficult For Some To Attain (collection of statements by Christian clergy)  http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/christian_brotherly_love_difficult_to_attain

Chevy Chase GOP to Host Anti-Muslim Speaker, “Gopher” from Love Boat tv series?  http://www.marylandjuice.com/2011/08/chevy-chase-gop-to-host-anti-muslim.html

Citizens for National Security and Rep. Allen West Bring Islamophobia to Congress, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/cfns

Congressman Criticizes Election of Muslim (New York Times)  http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/21/us/21koran.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

CT GOP Asked to Repudiate Candidate Rick Torres’ Anti-Muslim Comments http://blog.ctnews.com/kantrowitz/2010/05/15/ct-gop-asked-to-repudiate-candidates-anti-muslim-comments/

Conservative Republicans and Islam: A New Crusade for Votes and Funds, John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-l-esposito/conservative-republicans-_1_b_836750.html

Clue to Republicans: This is Why Most Minorities Don’t Vote For You, Stephen Kral http://www.manolith.com/2009/10/15/clue-to-republicans-this-is-why-minorities-dont-vote-for-you/

Conyers blasts GOP lawmakers’ accusations of Muslim ‘spies’,  Michael O’Brien http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/63325-conyers-blasts-gop-lawmakers-accusations-of-muslim-spies

Crowd in GOP big tent doesn’t include many Muslims http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/aug/20/tamara-holder/crowd-gop-big-tent-doesnt-include-many-muslims/

Conservative Republicans and Islam: A New Crusade for Votes and Funds, John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-l-esposito/conservative-republicans-_1_b_836750.html

The Dispatch Gives Rod Parsley a Pass http://phosnorkapages.blogspot.com/2005/08/dispatch-gives-rod-parsley-pass.html

Elected Representatives & Government Officials Who HAVE Questioned Islamophobia, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/elected_representatives_government_officials_who_have_questioned_islam

Fear of a Republican Muslim: An attempt to create a new GOP group causes widespread backlash, Justin Elliott http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/09/08/florida_muslim_gop

Florida. House GOP Leader Adam Hasner Hosts Event Denying Religious Freedom http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/fla_house_gop_leader_adam_hasner_hosts_event_denying_religious_freedom

Fox Trumpets CAIR Conspiracy Theory Charges Made by Author with Anti-Islam History http://mediamatters.org/research/200910150015

GOP congressman teams up with anti-Muslim group, Justin Elliott http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/07/07/allen_west_terrorism/index.html

GOP House members call for investigation of Muslim political activity, Glenn Greenwald http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/

GOP Anti-Muslim Limbo:  They’ve Lowered the Bar Again!, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/gop_lowers_the_anti-muslim_limbo_bar

The GOP Anti-Muslim Limbo:  How Low Can They Go?, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_gop_anti-muslim_limbo_how_low_can_they_go/

The GOP has declared war on American Muslims, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the-gop-has-declared-war-on-american-muslims 

GOP Debate: Newt Gingrich’s Comparison of Muslims and Nazis Sparks Outrage http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gop-debate-newt-gingrichs-comparison-muslims-nazis-sparks/story?id=13838355

GOP dirty tricks in the swing states, Richard Silverstein http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2008/sep/22/uselections2008.republicans

GOP Grand Old Islamophobes? Polls Show Widespread Republican Concerns Over Muslims—And Obama, Evan McMorris http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/09/grand-old-islamophobes-polls-show-widespread-republican-concern-over-muslims.php

GOP Muslims Fear Failure Of Bush Outreach Efforts After Anti-Mosque Furor http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/republican-muslims-to-gop-youre-on-thin-ice.php

GOPer can’t define, but wants to ban, sharia law, Justin Elliott http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/03/07/alabama_sharia_ban/index.html

The GOP’s clever anti-mosque strategy, Mark Silk http://blog.beliefnet.com/religionandpubliclife/2010/08/the-republicans-intolerance-gene.html

The GOP Swaps Gay Bashing for Islamaphobia, Sarah Jones http://www.politicususa.com/en/gop-islampaphobia

The GOP’s new McCarthyism against Muslims, Cynthia Tucker http://blogs.ajc.com/cynthia-tucker/2010/08/17/the-gops-new-mccarthyism-against-muslims/

The GOP’s Problem with Islam, Aaron Saari http://tpcmagazine.org/article/gop%E2%80%99s-problem-islam

Growing anti-Islam rhetoric in the Republican Party http://www.amperspective.com/?page_id=1709

Has Sue Myrick ever worked on Capitol Hill? http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2009/10/15/has-sue-myrick-ever-worked-on-capitol-hill/

Heard on the Hill: Congressional Cool Points http://www.rollcall.com/issues/55_41/hoh/39519-1.html

Rep. Honda: Slander of Muslims Is ‘Slander Against Democracy and Religious Freedom’, Spencer Ackerman http://washingtonindependent.com/64117/rep-honda-slander-of-muslims-is-slander-against-democracy-and-religious-freedom

House GOPers Accuse Muslim Advocacy Group of Espionage http://nyulocal.com/national/2009/10/16/house-gopers-accuse-muslim-advocacy-group-of-espionage/

House Republicans Continue Muslim ‘Intern Spy’ Crusade, David Sessions http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/10/16/republicans-continue-muslim-intern-spy-crusade/

House Republicans Pal Around with anti-Muslim, anti-Black racist David Yerushalmi, Alex Kane http://alexbkane.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/house-republicans-pal-around-with-anti-muslim-anti-black-racist-david-yerushalmi/

How to lose friends and alienate Muslims, GOP edition, Tim Murphy http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/index.php?mod=article&cat=USA&article=4257

Mike Huckabee: Another Republican Anti-Muslim Bigot http://marcovilla.instablogs.com/entry/mike-huckabee-another-republican-anti-muslim-bigot/

I Have… In My Pocket… A List of Members of the Muslim Brotherhood…, Spencer Ackerman http://spencerackerman.typepad.com/attackerman/2011/07/i-have-in-my-pocket-a-list-of-members-of-the-muslim-brotherhood.html

Idaho GOP Hosts Anti-Muslim Activist http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/idaho-gop-hosts-anti-muslim-activist

Is Republican rhetoric alienating Muslims?  http://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/is-republican-rhetoric-alienating-muslims4418.html

Is The GOP Anti-Islamic ? No, But They Are Playing With Fire, Doug Mataconis http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/is-the-gop-anti-islamic-no-but-they-are-playing-with-fire/

Islamophobia Inc. Targets GOP Muslims Too http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/2011/09/islamophobia_in/ 

Islamophobia no longer questioned - even by our elected representatives (collection of statements by elected representatives) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamophobia_no_longer_even_questioned

Islamophobia on parade at GOP debate http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-06-15/news/bs-ed-gop-debate-islam-20110614_1_islamophobia-muslims-illegal-immigrants

Jewish Democrats blast Republicans for targeting Muslims http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/islamophobia-watch/2011/6/15/jewish-democrats-blast-republicans-for-targeting-muslims.html

Rep. King and the “Prislam” Hearing, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/rep._king_and_prislam

Rachel Maddow Exposes Anti-Islam Extremists in Congress http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E271Es21vaM

McCain Finally Denounces and Rejects Extremist Ministers Hagee and Parsley, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/mccain_still_hasnt_denounced_or_rejected_extremist_ministers_hagee_and_pars

McCain’s Spiritual Guide: Destroy Islam, David Corn http://motherjones.com/politics/2008/03/mccains-spiritual-guide-destroy-islam

Meet The Man Behind The Intern Spy Wars: Muslim Mafia Author Dave Gaubatz, Justin Elliott http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/10/man_behind_intern_spy_wars_muslim_mafia_author_david_gaubatz.php?ref=mp

Members of Congress Blast Claims That Muslim Interns are ‘Spies’, CAIR http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS212218+15-Oct-2009+PRN20091015

Montgomery Democrats Issue Letter Condemning Local GOP Extremist Speaker http://www.libertarianrepublican.net/2011/09/maryland-democrat-leaders-issue-letter.html

More Than Half Of Republicans View Muslims Unfavorably http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/24/republicans-muslims-poll_n_693142.html

Muslim bashing doesn’t win elections, Sephan Salisbury http://mobile.salon.com/politics/war_room/2011/07/18/muslim_bashing_doesn_t_work/index.html

Muslim-bashing the GOP’s sell?, Barry Lynn http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/Barry_Lynn/2011/02/muslim-bashing_sure_to_be_gops_political_sell.html

Muslim Republicans And The GOP http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95821085

Muslim Students Challenge Allen West’s Anti-Islamic Speaker on Capitol Hill http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/07/26/278407/muslim-students-challenge-anti-islamic-speaker/

The Muslims Are Coming! (with video), Dean Obeidallah http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-obeidallah/the-muslims-are-coming_b_321764.html

Muslims, Keep Out: The Republican campaign against a Ground Zero mosque, William Saletan http://www.slate.com/id/2262495/

Muzlem infiltrators in Congress!?, Jeff Siddiqui http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muzlem_infiltrators_in_congress

Rep. Sue Myrick’s hearing on the Muslim Brotherhood, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/myrick_panel

Rep. Sue Myrick Backs Anti-Islam Hate Group http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/rep._sue_myrick_backs_anti-islam_hate_group

New York primaries: Which anti-Islam Republican will win?, Alex Pareene http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/09/13/new_york_primaries

Orange County 2011 or Germany 1933?, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/germany_or_orange_county

Rod Parsley archives on Right Wing Watch http://www.rightwingwatch.org/individuals/rod_parsley/index.html

Rod Parsley Gets “Culturally Incorrect” on controversial social topics from abortion to Islam to homosexuality and more, Jonas Clark http://www.thevoicemagazine.com/rodparsley_culturallyIncorrect.html

Republican Lawmakers Leading Witch Hunt Against Muslim Group http://mediamattersaction.org/factcheck/200910150008

Republican Muslims Refuse To Enable GOP Hate Campaign http://simplifythepositive.blogspot.com/2010/08/republican-muslims-refuse-to-enable-gop.html

Republican’s anti-Muslim letter sparks outrage http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/Republican-s—anti-Muslim-letter-sparks-outrage

Republicans Whip Anti-Muslim Hysteria While Gainesville Pastors Plan Readings From Quran in Response to Planned Burning, Jim White http://my.firedoglake.com/jimwhite/2010/08/21/republicans-whip-anti-muslim-hysteria-while-gainesville-pastors-plan-readings-from-quran-in-response-to-planned-burning/

Talking with Republican Muslims, Mona Eltahawy http://www.monaeltahawy.com/blog/?p=78

Unfounded Accusations Against Muslim Interns Both Offensive and Stupid http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=10&year=2009&base_name=offensive_and_stupid

U.S. Right Wing and GOP Presidential Candidates Spreading Paranoid Anti-Muslim Hysteria as Part of Take-Over Strategy, Max Blumenthal http://www.alternet.org/story/152274/u.s_right_wing_and_gop_presidential_candidates_spreading_paranoid_anti-muslim_hysteria_as_part_of_take-over_strategy?page=entire

The Violent Vision of McCain’s Newest Mentor, Jeffrey Feldman http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-feldman/the-violent-vision-of-mcc_b_91329.html

Virginia Lawmaker’s Remarks on Muslims Criticized (Washington Post) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/20/AR2006122001318.html

Where is the U.S. Government Getting It’s Information on Islam and Muslims?, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/where_is_the_u.s._government_getting_its_information_on_islam_and_musl

Why Does the GOP Seek to Silence American Muslims?, Ahmed Rehab http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/why_does_the_gop_seek_to_silence_american_muslims

Why the GOP embraced Islamophobia, Joe Conason http://www.salon.com/news/politics/republican_party/?story=/opinion/conason/2010/09/12/islamo

Yet More Republican Racism: Iowa Republican Steve King insults blacks and Muslims http://culturekitchen.com/mole333/blog/yet_more_republican_racism_iowa_republican_insu



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