Israel’s Ambassador to the US Knows Republicans Much Better than Trump

by Marsha B. Cohen “Israel has no doubt that President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel,” Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer told reporters who met him at the lobby of Trump Tower on Thursday. “We have no doubt that Vice… Continue Reading  

Bachmann Flap Should Surprise No One

Michelle Bachmann‘s latest antics have provoked an unusually strong backlash. The latest development came Wednesday, when hawkish Republican Sen. John McCain denounced Bachmann for making “sinister accusations” that “have no logic, no basis, and no merit.” McCain was referring to… Continue Reading  

Prominent Islamophobes Identified As ‘Heading Up The Radical Right’

via Think Progress Increasing anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. has shown enormous growth in the past two years, leading the Southern Poverty Law Center to mention three notorious Islamophobes on their list of “30 new activists heading up the radical… Continue Reading  

Sharia Report Author Has Record of Hate Against Muslims, Jews, African-Americans

I wrote yesterday about the new report “Shariah: the Threat to America,” which has been endorsed by prominent Republican politicians like Pete Hoekstra and Michele Bachmann. The report suggests that any Muslims who “espouse or support shariah” — that is… Continue Reading  

Prescriptions for an Inquisition

I wrote earlier for IPS about the new Center for Security Policy report “Shariah: The Threat to America,” authored by a team billing itself as “Team B II” (in reference to the 1970s Team B notorious for its alarmist and… Continue Reading