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(VIDEO) Muslim Republican on ‘Daily Show’ calls accusations of terrorist ties ridiculous

Nezar Hamze, a registered Republican and the executive director of the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told The Florida Independent that accusations tying his organization to Muslim terrorists are ridiculous.

Anti-Muslim organization to honor U.S. troops in Florida

The United West, an anti-Islamic organization, will host an event in Tallahassee on the first day of Florida’s 2012 legislative session to honor members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq.

Bachmann again argues U.S. should have stayed out of Libya

By | 10.31.11 | 9:17 am | More from The Minnesota Independent

Michele Bachmann said again that the United States shouldn’t have participated in the overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

“My position is that the United States should not have gone into Libya because again the last chapter isn’t written. This is a snapshot in time,” Bachmann told Christiane Amanpour of More…

Quran-burning Pastor Jones: Michigan state Rep. Agema volunteered to speak at Lansing rally

By | 10.12.11 | 5:00 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

The controversial Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones says that state Rep. Dave Agema (R-Grandville) called him and asked to speak at his Wednesday rally but “chickened out” when it came time to stand on the Capitol steps and give a speech about his anti-foreign laws legislation.

ACLU reaches settlement with Islamic school in separation of church and state case

By | 10.04.11 | 10:19 am | More from The Minnesota Independent

The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced Monday that they’ve reached a partial settlement in a court case involving an Islamic public charter school that blurred the lines between church and state.

The case, which has been going on for more than two years, has drawn More…

Lynne Torgerson launches second campaign against Keith Ellison, calls him a ‘radical Islamist’

By | 09.13.11 | 1:33 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Lynne Torgerson launched her second campaign against Rep. Keith Ellison on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend at her home in Golden Valley, calling for a return to “Judeo-Christian values” and labeling Ellison as a “radical Islamist” who wants to do away with the U.S. Constitution.

Torgerson, who has the More…

Terry Jones: Mich. state Rep. Agema asked to speak at Lansing rally, then backed out

By | 09.08.11 | 11:19 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

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The controversial Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones says that state Rep. Dave Agema (R-Grandville) called him and asked to speak at his Wednesday rally but “chickened out” when it came time to stand on the Capitol steps and give a speech about his anti-foreign laws legislation.

Despite ties to the Aga Khan, Perry has avoided broadly embracing Islam

By | 08.16.11 | 1:21 pm

A recent Salon article exploring the “surprisingly warm” relationship between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the Muslim community leans on the Republican presidential candidate’s ties to the Aga Khan, religious leader of the Ismailis — a sect of Shia Islam — as evidence he is well-connected to at least More…

Even the KKK deplores Terry Jones, calls Koran burning un-American

By | 04.22.11 | 2:34 pm

As the fight over Florida pastor Terry Jones’s crusade against Islam carries on in court, at least one barometer has surfaced that provides a sign of just how objectionable Jones is to people across the political spectrum. Earlier this week, Reddit users discovered a series of press releases More…

Hannity, Ellison debate portrayal of Muslims on Fox News

By | 04.21.11 | 1:53 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Conservative Fox News commentator Sean Hannity went after Rep. Keith Ellison in an interview Wednesday evening, criticizing the Minnesota congressman for saying Fox News has contributed to the scapegoating of Muslims.

Hannity asked Ellison about a statement he made recently: “I think if you listen to Fox News, the More…