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Muslim Americans and Republicans: Enemies, Allies or Friends?

posted on May 3, 2012

Omar Sacirbey asks a tough question at Common Ground News Service: what happened to the once strong political coalition between Muslim Americans and Republicans, a relationship now “beset with stereotypes and a lack of trust and communication?” The answer, he writes is more than 9/11. And while mutual suspicion and stereotypes, dominate (Republicans as “hopelessly Islamophobic” and Muslims as some kind of “Fifth Column”), Scaribey suggests that bridges (perhaps Libertarian bridges) are being built between these two communities.   

Read at Common Ground News Service