Fuqra/CAIR Official Runs for Congress: 3 Progressive Reactions

12/28/2017 When the Clarion Project broke the story about a congressional run in Massachusetts by an official from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Jamaat ul-Fuqra (which now uses the name of Muslims of the Americas or MOA), we pointed out that she casts herself as “unapologetically progressive.” We knew it would be fascinating to see how progressives respond to the “progressive” candidacy of Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, who is running in the Democratic primary in Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District against Rep. Richard Neal. An articulate, likable, African-American female attorney who styles herself as a civil rights activist would normally be…
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4 Risks After Bombing Assad’s Air Base

4/7/2017 The U.S. acted quickly and decisively in response to a chemical attack by the Syrian Air Force on a rebel-held town in Idlib Province, enforcing the previously-unenforced “red line” by bombing the air base used. But any military action risks unintended consequences. The evidence proving that the Assad regime is responsible was strong enough to convince President Trump to take action. His skepticism of the intelligence community is well-known, as is his intense aversion to military intervention in other country’s affairs. Trump’s turn around was particularly surprising given his opposition to overthrowing Assad and his Secretary of State’s comment…
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5 Ways Iran is Disarming the West

9/28/2015 The deal with Iran does not disarm the regime of its nuclear weapons capacity, but it does go a long way towards disarming someone: The West. There are five ways that the deal handcuffs the U.S. and its allies by undermining their options against Iran in the future. 1. Disarming the Sanctions Option The deal's supporters claim that the international sanctions that collapsed the Iranian economy will immediately "snap back" if the regime violates the deal, so why not give it a try? To believe that claim, you have to believe that our international partners are willing to hurt…
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