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Post by Addie » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:21 am

[/break1]org/justice/2012/10/29/1105301/birther-linked-super-pac-runs-islamaphoic-ad-against-michigan-candidate/]Think Progress





Birther-Linked Super PAC Runs Islamaphobic Ad Against Michigan Candidate





In a stunning appeal to Islamaphobia, a group linked to former Swiftboater and birther conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi has launched a smear attack ad on a Muslim-American Congressional candidate. The spot warns that Dr. Syed Taj, the Democratic nominee in Michigan’s 11th Congressional district, wants to “advance Muslim power in America.”





Freedom’s Defense Fund, a right-wing PAC that has spent at least $150,000 on ads in support of Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R) despite his comments that victims of “legitimate rape” are unlikely to become pregnant, reported spending at least $30,000 on ads against Taj and for his opponent Republican Kerry Bentivolio, a Tea Party activist and Santa Clause impersonator.





So far in the 2012 election cycle, the PAC has spent over $3 million to promote its far-right beliefs. Corsi, who has been tied to the Fund, has promoted a multitude of Islamophobic conspiracy theories, including that President Obama wears an Islamic inscription on the interior of his wedding ring. Despite his fringe beliefs, Corsi was recently permitted to ride on the Romney campaign plane with the press corps. ...
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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:17 pm

BentivolioMaybe they should be worried about La Cosa Nostra instead of the Muslims.Such a good, American-sounding name!

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:47 am

Update:





There were two other candidates who received less than 8000 votes combined.





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[/break1]nictusa.com/election/results/12GEN/06011000.html]http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/re ... 11000.html

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