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GOP Rep Plans Hearings on 'Radicalization' of US Muslims

Opponents fear McCarthy-style witch hunt

(Newser) - A New York Congressman plans to hold hearings “to assess the extent of the radicalization of the Muslim community” in the US, and for some weird reason, Muslim American groups are not pleased, the New York Daily News reports. Peter King, incoming head of the House Committee on Homeland... More »

Newt's Doing a McCarthy Impression

Rants against sharia, 'stealth jihadis' are Red Scare-esque

(Newser) - Don’t you wish American judges would quit imposing harsh Islamic sharia law? Eugene Robinson, for one, thinks all these stonings and beheadings are really getting out of hand. Where did he get the crazy idea? “Why, Newt Gingrich told me,” he writes in the Washington Post . This... More »

Islamophobia Is the New McCarthyism

We're going after the 'enemy within'

(Newser) - With anti-Muslim sentiment and racist fears about President Obama at an all-time high, America is experiencing “the worst spasm of paranoia and bigotry of the post-Cold War age,” Peter Beinart writes in the Daily Beast . And we can look to the “red scares” of the last century... More »

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