Republican senator stands up for Muslim Democrat who was harassed over her faith
Deedra Abboud hopes that she’ll be the one to unseat Jeff Flake, the Republican senator from Arizona, in next year’s midterm elections.
But first, she’s found herself contending with people attacking her for her Muslim faith.
And in this, she’s found an ally: Flake himself.
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In Minnesota town that voted Trump, a Muslim doctor tries to understand his neighbors.
DAWSON, Minn. — The doctor was getting ready. Must look respectable, he told himself. Must be calm. He changed into a dark suit, blue shirt and tie and came down the wooden staircase of the stately Victorian house at Seventh and Pine that had always been occupied by the town’s most prominent citizens.
That was him: prominent citizen, town doctor, 42-year-old father of three, and as far as anyone knew, the first Muslim to ever live in Dawson, a farming town of 1,400 people in the rural western part of the state.
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Attacks like Portland’s will keep happening unless we all fight white supremacy
When Ricky Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche boarded a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., on Friday night, they never could have imagined they wouldn’t make it home. The two men were stabbed to death after confronting a man for yelling slurs at a Muslim woman and her friend. A third intervener, Micah David-Cole, is being treated for serious, non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect, a white supremacist known to police, openly performed Nazi salutes and shouted racial slurs at a rally last month in Portland. White supremacist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic posts were a fixture on his Facebook page.
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