The politics of Muslim-bashing

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July 18, 2011
Counterpunch
by Stephan Salisbury  
Posted in Commentary

"But as the 2012 campaign ramps up along with the anti-Muslim rhetoric machine, a look back at 2010 turns out to offer quite an unexpected story about the American electorate. In fact, with rare exceptions, 'Islam-bashing' proved a strikingly poor campaign tactic. In state after state, candidates who focused on illusory Muslim 'threats,' tied ordinary American Muslims to terrorists and radicals, or characterized mosques as halls of triumph (and prayer in them as indoctrination) went down to defeat." (07/18/11)

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