State And Local Republican Officials Have Been Bashing Muslims. We Counted.

Source: BuzzFeed News

BY Hannah Allam and Talal Ansari BuzzFeed News Reporter

A BuzzFeed News analysis found that Republican officials in 49 states have openly attacked Muslims with words and proposed legislation since 2015, and few have faced repercussions.


A state lawmaker in Oklahoma refused to meet with Muslim constituents unless they replied to a questionnaire asking if they beat their wives. A Nebraska state senator suggested that any Muslim wanting to enter the United States be forced to eat pork first. And a Rhode Island legislator advocated herding Syrian refugees into a camp, writing in an email that Muslims seek “to murder, rape, and decapitate anyone who is a non-Muslim.”

Those are among dozens of examples of state and local Republican politicians and officials publicly attacking Islam in 49 states since 2015, typically with impunity, according to a BuzzFeed News analysis. Some elected officials shared hate-filled social media posts urging violence against Muslims, while others used subtler, loaded language to smear Islam as they opposed mosque-building projects or wrote bills aimed at what they portrayed as the threat of Sharia.

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2 replies

  1. Regardless of what anyone says, all these signs point to history repeating itself. How Hitler isolated the Jews and then made the suffer and the put them in concentration camps. Well I see that happening under the government of Trump. He forgets that it’s a basic human right to be able to practice freedom of choice of religion yet he’s not willing to extend that right or courtesy to Muslims. Trump is endorsing justices and senators who are going especially out of their way to make life unliveable and difficult for tax paying Muslims Americans who love their country and their faith

  2. These bigots are only advertising the height of their IGNORANCE and bigotry to whole wide world!!!

    Considering they are supposed to be educated, they are misusing their education, too.

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