The morning talk show Fox & Friends took issue Monday with a Strib story about a St. Paul YMCA swim class for Muslim girls that was organized with the support of police. "The minority becoming the majority at one community pool," says newsreader Heather Nauert. "Sharia law is now changing ever ... More >>
A day after a photo of him wearing a hijab, Target badge, and lipstick created a firestorm, St. Paul K-9 officer Robert Buth apologized yesterday for his ill-advised Halloween costume choice.SEE ALSO: St. Paul PD investigating photo of purported off-duty cop crossdressing as Muslim woman St. Paul Po ... More >>
People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group, is circulating a petition asking John Boehner to remove Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee.The petition targets Bachmann's bizarre obsession with Sharia law and other Islamophobic tomfoolery, though really there's any number ... More >>
WND, a conservative news site that takes Bradlee Dean's ramblings seriously, named Michele Bachmann its 2012 "Woman of the Year."WND's Taylor Rose cites Bachmann's "extraordinary dedication to America's founding principles and steadfast defense of the Constitution" as reasons she won the award, whic ... More >>
Constituents of the 6th District who voted for Michele Bachmann instead of Jim Graves last month can't be happy to hear their Congresswoman say she spent a "whole year" fretting about Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.SEE ALSO:-- Bachmann doesn' ... More >>
As the first Muslim elected to Congress, Keith Ellison often serves as an Islam spokesman of sorts.Last week was especially difficult in that respect, as violent protests erupted across the Middle East in response to an anti-Islam film trailer published on YouTube.SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison: "Let's s ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison deletes 'Nothing like coke addicted James Brown to close GOP convention' tweet-- Michele Bachmann's Keith Ellison comments: Media criticized for "unconscionable" headlines-- Keith Ellison on voter ID approval: "Today is a sad day for democracy"Keith Ellison is putting the R ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Dianne's Fine Desserts harassed Somalis, used racial slurs, says CAIR-- Somalis walk off job at Minnesota dessert factory in protest of company's new burqa banThanks to a grant from the Minnesota Community Foundation totaling at least $5,000, free hijabs will be distributed Saturday afte ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann, Profiles in Courage: She runs away from, lies to CNN reporter [VIDEO]-- John McCain blasts Bachmann for 'sinister, degrading' Muslim Brotherhood fear-mongering [VIDEO]-- Bachmann's source for Muslim Brotherhood claim reportedly man Grover Norquist called a 'sick bigot' ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- John McCain blasts Bachmann for 'sinister, degrading' Muslim Brotherhood fear-mongering [VIDEO]-- Bachmann's source for Muslim Brotherhood claim reportedly man Grover Norquist called a 'sick bigot'-- What Communists were for Joe McCarthy, the Muslim Brotherhood is for Michele BachmannPer ... More >>
SEE ALSO: What Communists were for Joe McCarthy, the Muslim Brotherhood is for Michele BachmannLast week, we told you about an explosive allegation Michele Bachmann is making -- she thinks the Muslim Brotherhood has made "deep penetration" into the U.S. government and wants federal agencies to inves ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann sounds alarm about "suicide-bomber conference" in Chicago-- Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her latest fundraising email-- Bachmann: Contraception mandate step toward one-child policy [VIDEO]Michele Bachmann thinks the Muslim Brotherhood has made "deep penetration" ... More >>
In the wake of anti-Muslim remarks at a St. Anthony City Council meeting, three area churches have joined forces with local Muslim leaders to sponsor an interfaith gathering this Sunday.Elsa Marty, one of the event organizers, wasn't at the City Council meeting, but was "pretty appalled" by the repo ... More >>
The Atlantic's headline says it all -- "Good News, Liberals: 'Crazy' Michele Bachmann Is Back."Their evidence? Bachmann sounding the alarm during a speech last week about an upcoming "suicide-bomber conference" in Chicago. She called on President Obama to shut down the "subversive" gathering, warnin ... More >>
Somalis working at Dianne's Fine Desserts factory in Le Center aren't happy about their company's new burqa ban, and walked off the job Monday to signal their displeasure. Three weeks ago, Dianne's was purchased by Mike Knowles, a Massachusetts-based businessman. A week later, a Somali woman working ... More >>
Bob Fletcher in his former post as Ramsey County sheriff.After he lost the election for Ramsey County sheriff, Bob Fletcher declared a new passion: educating law enforcement about Somali culture and history. He dubbed the new venture the Center for Somalia History Studies, and its first event -- ... More >>
Owatonna Senior High School was the site of alleged discrimination.The St. Cloud school district has almost completed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to end an investigation into anti-Muslim behavior at Apollo High School. In March 2010, the Council on American Islamic Relati ... More >>
Photo by Nick Pinto, Village Voice.Sporting a Minnesota Twins t-shirt, Smith and his lawyer announced the lawsuit in New York this morning.Controversial pastor Bradley Dean Smith announced this morning that, in addition to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, he is also suing Minnesota Independent writer An ... More >>
Torgerson's back for more.Lynn Torgerson dumped all over Rep. Keith Ellison during the 2010 congressional campaign, trashing his Muslim faith as little more than a breeding ground for criminals, and not deserving of free speech protection under the Constitution. Voters in the 5th congression ... More >>
Godfather's Pizza millionaire Herman Cain.In pizza millionaire Herman Cain's world, all Muslims are anti-American Sharia freaks bent on forcing their religion down everyone's throats. And Cain, a Christian Republican who is toying with a presidential run, and who figures it's OK to force his ... More >>
Ellison breaks down.Rep. Keith Ellison spent weeks deriding the congressional hearings that opened today on radical Muslims, orchestrated by Rep. Peter King of New York, as little more than an attempt to spread fear and hatred of a religious minority. When it came his turn to testify and de ... More >>
Ellison: Ignore the Muslim Brotherhood.Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has made a run for the border after three weeks of protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Egyptians have thrown off decades of autocratic, humiliating rule. The country seems poised for the advent of democracy. Good, ... More >>
Keith Ellison will speak at the Islamic law center's opening.It's been almost 10 years since the 9/11 attacks. We're still stuck in Iraq and Afghanistan. Egypt is in the midst of a bloody revolution whose outcome is uncertain at best. And everyone seems to have an opinion about Muslims--informed ... More >>
Shane Bauer has been imprisoned since last July.Minnesota native Shane Bauer will not not be the American hiker released by Iranian authorities on Saturday. Instead, his girlfriend Sarah Shourd will be the one of the three set free. The Iranian Culture Ministry says the release is timed to c ... More >>
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