GOP Expected to Be Even More Anti-Muslim for 2012 Election

It seems like it was just weeks ago that the most important question to be asked in any senate debate was where the candidate stood on the issue of the Park51 “Ground Zero Mosque.”  Many of us signed in relief when the 2010 campaign was over, happy to see what we hoped would be a break in the Muslim-bashing that became a cornerstone of so many Republican candidacies.

Sadly, it appears that it will be back again with a vengeance as we look ahead to 2012.

Via CNN:

In the run-up to last November’s elections, Republicans including Palin and Gingrich weighed in against the proposed New York Islamic center, while Oklahoma voters approved a Republican-led effort to ban Sharia law (though the ban was blocked by a federal judge).

In the months since, roughly a dozen other states have started weighing bans on Sharia, with all or almost all of those efforts led by GOP lawmakers.

Other high visibility Republicans have criticized Islam or aspects of the religion or the Muslim community. Mike Huckabee, likely a 2012 presidential candidate, last month called Islam “the antithesis of the gospel of Christ” and criticized congregations that allow mosques to use their churches for prayers.

There are disagreements about what has caused such critiques to become an increasingly important part of GOP messaging and policy efforts. But with the Republican presidential primary on the horizon, as well as the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, political analysts say the trend is likely to accelerate.

Accelerate?  Wasn’t 2010 heated enough? Can the country handle even more anti-Islamic rhetoric in our national debate?

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113 comments

Louise D.
Louise D8 years ago

It's a tactic that works fear is a very good thing especially when it is a minority. The Muslims are merely a convient scapegoat given that they alien enough and non-christian to upset the Christian right whose apathy with Islam is a matter of record going back to the 7th century.

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wooddragon xx
wooddragon xx8 years ago

What are you on about Mr Russell? I am from East London and there are no gay free zones. My friends walk freely and without fear. I am from the Eastend so I would know. There is no one taking over, we/the Eastenders integrate do not segregate. People do love to make up urban legends about other people's areas.

Please get someone to look at your keyboard the caps lock keeps getting stuck. Lol

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Drivin Russell
8 years ago

No, Miss Marty, you demi-'FEMINIST', in '12 EXPECT TO SEE a further AWAKENING of Americans (ESPECIALLY by Liberal Democratic agnostix like ME!) to the THREAT of ISLAM in the US & world.

2 weeks ago, 4 Muslim 'parents' FRACTURED the skull & SLASHED the face of a low-paid, hard-working British public school teacher because they didn't like the way he was teaching a ‘Comparative Religions’ class!

Last week, the Bangladeshi Sufi Muslims (you know: the KINDER, gentler, mystical & 'fluffy' Muslims SOME people think are 'moderates' & are supposedly the hope for I-Slam's 'future'?), enconced in LONDON'S EAST END, declared that AREA of several sq. kms. as a GAY-FREE ZONE!

Repeat: Muslims in LONDON'S EAST END have declared its several sq. kms. as a GAY-FREE ZONE!

A. GAY.-FREE. ZONE?

HOW. ABOUT. A. HATE.-SANCTUARY?!!!!

The Muslim supremacist/triumphalist trump-card ALWAYS TRUMPS ALL others' 'VICTIM-STATUS', DOESN’T it!

Why, WHAT NOW will HM’s gov't's ‘enforcers’ of ‘Community Cohesion’ (yes, a REAL gov't 'OFFICE"!) say to JUSTIFY (& to NOT halt) this?

REMEMBER, I-SLAM has ALWAYS HATED & FOUGHT against EVERYONE since 632 CE!

ANY LGBT'r & 'Liberal' (Hahahahaha!) MUSLIM SYMPATHIZER (like Miss Marty) are STARK RAVING MAD to support this HATE-BASED ideology spawned from that HATE-BASED book, the Koran!

Miss Marty & her FAITH-BASED 'journalism'!

“Al Qaeda is a faith-based initiative.

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nineoneone isalie

@Jennifer been around the block many times...

Put away your Shelia-Ma-Cunti, it is a green color and you are messing up the carpet.

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Ernest R.
Ernest R8 years ago

@ Parvez Z—Why don’t you help us to “create love and tolerance which bring peace and prosperity” like you have achieved in Pakistan ?

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bob m.
bob m8 years ago

Parvez ..z.....divine religion.......not.

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Heather G.
Heather G8 years ago

so much hate and holier-than-thou here. but aren't there more important things to worry about than what religion the new people down the street are?? how about all that oil that got spilled in the gulf? i bet that will have a bigger impact on your lives, and your children's lives, than whether there's a mosque in town or not.

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Parvez Z.
Parvez Zuberi8 years ago

MY dear friend do what you like bring any law criticize kill Muslims but rest be assured that ISLAM is a divine religion like Judaism, Christian will always be there till the doomsday so do not waste your time utilize it to create love and tolerance which bring peace and prosperity

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Jennifer W.
Jennifer W8 years ago

Kenny- it's not God punishing the Japanese- it's Gaia & Neptune punishing them for destroying the natural world for overuse of paskaging and destroying forests for disposable chopsticks, and the power plants for all those neon signs in Tokyo and Neptune is especially mad for them killing the whales and dolphins. JUST KIDDING! As for your question about the C-- word, it comes from the old Druidic mother goddess Sheila-Ma-Cunti. Just another bit of Christian properganda to destroy an old faith by denigrating their beliefs to the new generation.

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Helen Delahunt-Avila
Helen Avila8 years ago

gosh there are so many we have to add more pages. and this is just in texas

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