Islamophobia: Fate of the Congressional Anti-Muslim Caucus
There is no formal anti-Muslim caucus, but several current and aspiring members of Congress are known for their Islamophobic views...
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There is no formal anti-Muslim caucus, but several current and aspiring members of Congress are known for their Islamophobic views. Prior to the election, CAIR identified eleven members of Congress who make repeated use of biased themes regarding Muslims. The anti-Muslim caucus is now seven members of the U.S. House and one member of the U.S. Senate. Four of its members—Rep. Allen West (R-FL), Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN) and Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL)—will not be returning for Congress’s’ 113th session. One new member, Senator-elect Ted Cruz (R-TX), joins the group. West and Myrick counted among the four key members of the caucus. The other two, Reps. King (R-NY) and Bachmann (R-MN), won their respective re-election bids. Bachmann won with a margin of less than two percent.
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National Legislative Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)