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Herman Cain blasts Keith Ellison on the radio, says he supports Sharia law

By | 04.06.11 | 3:06 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Potential presidential contender Herman Cain told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that he wouldn’t allow Muslims to serve in his administration and that, because Rep. Keith Ellison took his oath of office on the Qur’an instead of the Bible, he supports Sharia law above the Constitution. Cain, a Republican, More…

Bachmann, Bill Maher defend Muslim hearings

By | 03.14.11 | 12:08 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Rep. Michele Bachmann defended Rep. Peter King’s investigations into homegrown terrorism among America’s Muslim communities on Saturday just hours before one of her vocal critics seemed to agree with her. On his show, Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher interviewed Rep. Keith Ellison and said that terrorists from an Islamic More…

Ellison cries during Muslim ‘radicalization’ hearing

By | 03.10.11 | 3:21 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Rep. Keith Ellison is known for his impassioned speeches, especially when it comes to religion. At last summer’s General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Minneapolis, his fiery speech about Christianity touched on themes of unity and love. But today he testified not with bravado but through More…

Former Congressman ‘Gopher’ off D.C. airwaves

By | 03.08.11 | 4:54 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Former Iowa Congressman and “The Love Boat” actor Fred Grandy is no longer serving as a radio host for Washington, D.C.,-based WMAL.

Grandy and his wife, Catherine Mann-Grandy (known as “Mrs. Fred” when she appeared on the show), had used their program for the past several months “to warn about More…

Bill filed to ‘stop the spread of Sharia in Florida’

By | 03.03.11 | 11:36 am | More from The Florida Independent

Image by Matt MahurinState Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, last month filed an “Application of Foreign Law” bill for the legislative session that begins next Tues., March 8. According to a right-wing blog, the law is an attempt to “stop the spread of Sharia in Florida.” #

Tennessee bill echoes Texas and Oklahoma anti-Sharia bills

By | 03.02.11 | 5:37 pm

A recent bill filed in both houses of the Tennessee legislature mirrors similar bills that have been debated in Texas and Oklahoma in recent months. Tennessee’s SB 1028 (PDF), as it is known in the Senate, would criminalize the following of Sharia, law based on the Koran. The bill More…

Fox News focus group in Iowa: President Obama is Muslim

By | 02.08.11 | 3:00 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

On Sean Hannity’s program Monday night, pollster Frank Luntz hosted a focus group of Iowa Republican caucus-goers, gauging their reaction of President Barack Obama’s Sunday afternoon interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly.

After a question by O’Reilly about the Muslim Brotherhood’s role

Religious leaders call on West to apologize for ‘intemperate comments about Islam’ (Update: West responds)

By | 02.02.11 | 6:10 pm | More from The Florida Independent

In a letter sent today to Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, national religious leaders called on West to apologize for saying that Muslim congressman Keith Ellison represents the “antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established.” #


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Allen West: Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison represents the ‘antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established’

By | 01.24.11 | 4:46 pm

U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) appeared recently on the South Florida-based program The Shalom Show and said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim representative in Congress, represents the “antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established.” 

The Neverending Mosque Debate

By | 08.16.10 | 8:56 am

President Obama’s comments on Friday and Saturday concerning the right of what’s now commonly referred to as the “Ground Zero Mosque” to break earth in downtown Manhattan continue to drive the day. Anyone who’s anyone has staked out an opinion on the matter, with the exception of some congressional Democrats More…