The ‘bigoted anti-Muslim rhetoric’ of US Republicans

Juan Cole argues that the aspiring Republican candidates for the US presidency “have taken their cues from Bush and his Administration. They have continued to vastly exaggerate the threat from terror attacks (far more Americans have died for lack of healthcare or from hard drugs) and have demonized Muslims”. He concludes: “The Republicans are playing Russian roulette with America’s future with their bigoted anti-Muslim rhetoric.”

The Nation, 1 November 2007