Trump Says You'll Just Have to Parse His Innuendos About Obama and Islam Yourself

Hudson Hongo · 06/13/16 07:35PM

With his improvised, frequently contradictory policy statements, Donald Trump’s proposals have often better resembled a Rorschach test than a traditional political platform. On Monday, however, the presumptive Republican nominee offered his clearest rejection of authorial intent yet, tasking the American people with decoding his claim that “there’s something going on” with President Obama and radical Islam.

Republican Chaplain Tries to Block Muslim Nominee From Office Because "Islam and Christianity Do Not Mix"

Brendan O'Connor · 05/19/16 09:05AM

On Monday, at a meeting of the local Republican Party in the third-most-populous county in the United States, a Christian pastor who serves as chaplain for the Harris County GOP tried to stop a Muslim man from serving as a precinct chair because of his religion. “Islam does not have any basis or any foundation,” the pastor, Trebor Gordon, said. “It is the total opposite of our foundation.”

Donald Trump Advocates Shooting Muslims With Bullets Dipped in Pig’s Blood

J.K. Trotter · 02/19/16 10:43PM

At his Friday rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, the billionaire racist and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump held forth on a variety of policy issues—including the Affordable Care Act, the intransigence of Congress, and Japan’s devaluation of the yen—before diving, headfirst, into an email chain hoax involving Muslims, pig blood, and a World War I-era Army officer. The relevant section starts at 33:00 in the video above; you can listen to secondary audio, captured by Gawker’s Gabrielle Bluestone (and beginning at 8:00), in the SoundCloud player below:

Ted Cruz Says Christians Pose No Meaningful Risk of Terrorism

Brendan O'Connor · 11/15/15 08:41PM

On Sunday, Republican presidential candidate and senator Ted Cruz said that Muslim refugees from Syria should not be permitted to enter the United States. Christian refugees, however, are okay, he argued, because there is “no meaningful risk” that Christians will commit terrorist acts.

The Clock-Building Teen and the Quran-Burning Pastor: How America Treats a "Model" Muslim Family

Andy Cush · 09/16/15 03:25PM

When Terry Jones burned a copy of the Quran outside of his Gainesville, Florida, church in 2011, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed didn’t riot, like some outraged Muslims did in the Arab world, or protest peacefully, like many fellow followers of Islam did elsewhere. He didn’t even stay home, turn off the TV, and try to ignore Jones’ provocations. Mohamed was there, standing with Jones at the pastor’s Dove World Outreach Center, just before Jones burned the book.

Ben Affleck Clashes With Bill Maher Over Islam, Calls Him Racist

Kelly Conaboy · 10/04/14 01:54PM

Ben Affleck appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher last night, along with Nicholas Kristof, Michael Steele, and author Sam Harris, where he clashed with both Harris and Maher about what Harris calls the "meme of Islamophobia."

Easy Rules for Free Speech on Campus

Hamilton Nolan · 09/15/14 12:43PM

Another week, another ultimately meaningless free speech controversy on an American college campus. Should Ayaan Hirsi Ali be allowed to speak at Yale? If only there were some simple way of settling these nonstop arguments.