Civil Liberties, National Security, and Innovative Issue-Framing

Posted by on June 29, 2011 in Blog
By Ed Gaier Aziz Huq, assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago, recently wrote an op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times in which he argued that defending Muslims from discrimination does not only preserve basic civil liberties, civil rights and the rule of law, but also carries significant national security advantages. Huq’s writing comes in the wake of the a number of worrying signs of growing Islamophobia, including the sharia ban voted into the Oklahoma constitution, the second round of Peter King’s McCarthy-style congressional hearings, rising popular discrimination of Muslims, and the detestable anti-Muslim rhetoric on display at the Republican presidential debates in New Hampshire.
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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 2

Posted on June 21, 2011 in Countdown
This edition covers issues ranging from the first GOP presidential debate hosted by CNN in New Hampshire, to the recent Turkish Elections.
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King Keeps Digging, Finds Nothing

Posted by on June 15, 2011 in Blog
Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, continued his baseless examination of the “radicalization” of the American Muslim community today, hosting his second hearing on the subject entitled “The Threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons.” King’s first hearings back in March garnered considerably more attention from the media than today’s. The relative lack of attention (even from Rep. Keith Ellison, who was in and out of the room half the time) demonstrates how ineffective King’s first hearing was.
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“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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