“Gabriela Mercer, the likely Republican congressional candidate in Arizona’s new 3rd District, once declared that the only goal of Middle Easterners crossing America’s southern border was to ’cause harm to the United States’.”
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“Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Monday that the TSA’s security screening in U.S. airports needs to be more selective so grandmothers don’t get ‘the spread-eagle search’ while a ’20-year-old Middle Eastern male waltzes through with a smirk on his face’.”
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“The Republican Party platform will likely include a plank this year opposing the imagined threat of Islamic law,” writes Alex Seitz-Wald on Salon.com.
“’I’m not aware of any court that’s accepted the argument, but in cases involving either spousal abuse or assault or other crimes against persons, sometimes defenses are raised that are based in Shariah law,’ [Kris] Kobach [Kansas’ Secretary of State] said, explaining the need for prohibitions on Shariah.
“Shariah is a pressing threat to national security and American freedom that must be stopped.”
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According to the Huffington Post, “In more than six years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, eavesdropping on conversations and cataloguing mosques, the New York Police Department’s secret Demographics Unit never generated a lead or triggered a terrorism investigation, the department acknowledged in court testimony unsealed late Monday [20 August 2012].”
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