Tag: Terrorism

Bigoted Lawmaker Who Dropped Pants Resigns

Amid the fallout over his appearance on “Who is America” hosted by Sacha Baron Cohen, Georgia state lawmaker Jason Spencer has resigned effective July 31. The announcement came two days after the Republican from Georgia made several racial and homophobic remarks on the show. Spencer, who represents Georgia’s 180th district,…

Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter Attack on Sadiq Khan Shunned by Britons

During a time of despair in London, Donald Trump Jr. used his father’s favorite means of communication, Twitter, to attack the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, who is the first Muslim to govern the capital of a major Western country. In London on Wednesday fivepeople were killed and about 40 were…

Trump Again Urges Racial Profiling By Police

Still convinced that terrorists equate to Muslims, Trump once again called for racial profiling of immigrants “from that part of the world” after a series of attacks this weekend in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota. On television interviews and campaign rallies yesterday, Trump said police are afraid to racially…

GOP Refuses to Deny Guns to Suspected Terrorists, Hate Crime Convicts

One day after a twice-suspected terrorist killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday refused to allow any discussion calling for legislation barring suspected terrorists and individuals convicted of hate crimes from buying guns. Ryan’s refusal to even allow discussion on the House…

Orlando Massacre Motivated by Long-Simmering Hate

In the immediate aftermath of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, described by the president as “an act of terror and an act of hate,” there was finger-pointing and gloating, as well as disparaging remarks about religion, calls for more gun control and calls for more guns. But in…