Not even kids "under the age of five," right Chris Christie? (Image of interned Japanese children saying the Pledge of Allegiance via Wikimedia Commons

Mayor of Roanoke, VA invokes Japanese internment, says city won’t help resettle refugees

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Yes, this debate reminds us of Japanese internment…but in a bad way, not a good one.
Thomas Jefferson, via Wikimedia Commons

Conservative plans for holy war are (obviously) un-American

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Religious pluralism in US foreign policy predates the Constitution.
President Obama speaks in Kenya, screenshot via YouTube

President Obama zings anti-refugee Republicans

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Folks who have spent seven years calling Obama a Muslim communist are about to get real sensitive about tone.
One of the SFW pictures posted to the event.

French citizens plan satirical orgy in response to Paris attacks

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Sometimes you have to cope with humor.
Ted Cruz, via Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

The definition of Islamophobia

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We have a word for a persistent, irrational fear that carries a strong avoidance desire. It’s called a phobia.
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Conservatives blame Paul Ryan for not blocking Syrian refugees, because that’s how this works now

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The House Freedom Caucus seems willing to shut down the government over their Islamophobia.
Donald Trump, screenshot via 60 Minutes

“Should Muslims have religious freedom?” is now a serious question in the Republican primary

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Closing mosques in response to terrorism is exactly what far-right clerics want.
Eiffel Tower, via Wikimedia commons

So what now?

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The Islamic State is trying to provoke us. Don’t prove them right.
Donald Trump, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Donald Trump says women in Muslim countries wear the burka to avoid having to wear makeup

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Classic Trump: Cultural relativism, religious ignorance AND misogyny in one thirty-second clip!
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Tennessee bill would ban teaching kids about Islam in middle school

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Tennessee recently tried to make the Bible its official state book.
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Augustus Sol Invictus should be disqualified from holding public office, but not because he sacrificed a goat

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His political views, not his religious views, are what’s incompatible with the Constitution.
Virgil Goode, via Wikimedia Commons

We decided Steve King and Ben Carson were wrong about Muslims holding public office in 2006

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Steve King and Ben Carson think that Muslims can’t hold federal office. We decided they were wrong in 2006.

Carson’s Far Right Christian Attack on the Constitution

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If being a Muslim disqualifies one from public office, so does Christianity.
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