“There are some genuinely bad people who would like to infiltrate our country”

Posted on June 13, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"The Pakistani who emigrated to the U.S. became a citizen, built a car bomb which luckily failed to go off in Times Square was asked by the federal judge, how could he have done that when he signed -- when he swore an oath to the United States. And he looked at the judge and said, 'You're my enemy. I lied.' ...if you're not prepared to be loyal to the United States, you will not serve in my administration, period. We did this...with the Nazis and we did this in dealing with the communists. And it was controversial both times,...

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Salon: Neocon flack: Weiner may have converted to Islam

Posted by on June 13, 2011 in Blog
Earlier today, The Washington Times posted an outrageous article in the paper's online "communities" section. The Article's author, Eliana Benador, attempts to stir up frenzy about an absurd question posed in her article: Whether Anthony Weiner, by way of his marriage to a Muslim woman, is "Married to a Muslim agenda." Benador makes a number of shocking, incoherent claims about Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin and paints them part of some grand Muslim conspiracy. We'd like to highlight a great piece of commentary on Benador's article from Salon's Justin Elliot and get your reactions.
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“Of course we’re not going to have Sharia law applied in U.S. courts”

Posted on June 13, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“Well, first of all, of course, we're not going to have Sharia law applied in U.S. courts. That's never going to happen. We have a Constitution and we follow the law. No, I think we recognize that the people of all faiths are welcome in this country. Our nation was founded on a principal of religious tolerance. That's in fact why some of the early patriots came to this country and we treat people with respect regardless of their religious persuasion.”

Full transcript here

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“Tell the truth about terrorism, be honest about the publicly stated goals of our common enemies.”

Posted on June 11, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"Today the greatest obstacle toward achieving a real and lasting peace is not the strength of the enemy or the unwillingness of Israel to make great sacrifices for the sake of peace, but an inability on the part of the Obama Administration and certain other world leaders to tell the truth about terrorism, be honest about the publicly stated goals of our common enemies, and devise policies appropriate to an honest accounting of reality.Recall that during Congressional testimony last year, Attorney General Holder was repeatedly asked and yet could not bring himself to say that the ideology of radical Islamism...

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Will the Arab Spring Lead to a Post-American Era?

Posted by on June 10, 2011 in Blog
By Ed Gaier A recent New York Times Op-Ed by Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Ray Takeyh argues that the Middle East is headed for a post-American era. In this era, the United States would ostensible have limited ability to project its power and cajole Arab regimes to pursue policies aligned with American interests. He posits that new Arab countries in democratic transitions in the “era of self-determination” will not be as subjective to American foreign policy priorities as previous alliances of patronage have been.
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Cheer Up Newt, There’s Nowhere to Go But Up!

Posted by on June 09, 2011 in Blog
After facing steadily-declining support, and a number of highly critical news stories, the Associated Press has reported that the senior staff of presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has resigned “en masse.” Campaign manager Rob Johnson, senior strategists Dave Carney and Katon Dawson, and spokesman Rick Tyler have all tendered their resignations from Gingrich’s campaign today.
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“There is a greater dangerous part of the Muslim faith”

Posted on June 08, 2011 in Campaign Statements

  Beck: “Are you saying that Muslims have to prove that, that there has to be some loyalty proof” Cain: “yes, to the constitution of the United States of America” Beck: “Would you do that to a catholic or would you do that to a Mormon?” Cain: “Nope! Nope! I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t. Because there is a greater dangerous part of the Muslim faith”

Beck: “Are you saying that Muslims have to prove that, that there has to be some loyalty proof”

Cain: “yes, to the constitution of the United States of America”

Beck: “Would...

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Obama Nominates Azizah al-Hibri for USCRIF

Posted by on June 07, 2011 in Blog
A White House press release yesterday announced President Obama's nomination of Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, founder of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, to become a member of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. al-Hibri is also a professor of law at the T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond and Founding editor of Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy. A White House official referenced al-Hibri's extensive experience and contributions to her field saying she is "a tireless human rights advocate who will be a great asset to the Commission in its work."
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Glenn Beck Rescues the Day

Posted by on June 02, 2011 in Blog

In response to a question about whether he would be comfortable appointing Muslims to his cabinet or as federal judges were he elected President, Herman Cain said the following:

You think that’s shocking coming from a presidential contender? Wait until you hear who took issue with his comments! Glenn Beck (yes, seriously, Glenn Beck) noted that even he would trust his Muslim friends with such positions, and asked Cain via telephone on his show to explain his perplexing statement. It turns out that the whole thing was just one big misunderstanding, and...

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Newt Gingrich Declares his Candidacy

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Blog

Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, officially declared his candidacy for president today. Gingrich, a former professor of history, stepped out of academia and into the political arena when he was first elected to the House in 1978. Gingrich became the face of the Republican Party in 1994 as Speaker of the House and a formidable opponent to the Clinton administration. In 1999, Gingrich left his seat in Congress and established a business, published several books, and was a frequent political commentator for Fox News.

Gingrich’s decision to re-enter politics by becoming a Republican presidential candidate...

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