What's wrong with those Republicans? Don't they know that Islam is the religion of raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens and that Islam's all-encompassing law, the sharia, which is the work of Allah on high, is entirely compatible with laws crafted by lowly kafirs?
CAIRO – US politicians’ use of Islam as an election issue to polarize voters on certain issues is widely criticized as ramping up anti-Muslim sentiments by using religion as a political scapegoat.
“This is a culture in which we have politicized everything,” Sherman Jackson, a professor of religion and American studies and ethnicity King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture, said, the Daily Trojan reported.
Jackson was speaking at a panel sponsored by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics titled, Muslims in America: Identity, Politics and Engagement.
During the panel, he warned that turning the Islamic culture into a political issue has ramped up anti-Muslim sentiments in the US.
“The problem is that Islam becomes an explanation for everything … no matter what Muslims do, their actions will be attributed back to the Quran,” Jackson said.
“Islam and Islam alone comes to be identified as the animator of all Muslim action.”
In the elections season, the Republican Party has also been dismissive to Muslim voters over the anti-Islam campaigns played by its candidates to win votes.
Newt Gingrich, former House speaker, has described Islamic Shari`ah as a mortal threat to the United States. threat" to America.
Republican aspirant Rick Santorum had also described Islamic Shari`ah as "an existential threat"...