Midterms 2018: More candidates using anti-muslim rhetoric than ever – but it's not working

Midterms 2018: More candidates using anti-muslim rhetoric than ever - but it's not workingFear-mongering is not new in American politics. This midterm election season American voters have seen a growing number of candidates – nearly all Republican – smearing their political opponents either as terrorism threats or with Islamophobic rhetoric. On Monday, ahead of the midterm Election Day, Muslim Advocates, a legal advocacy group in Oakland, California, released their Running on Hate 2018 report noting a sharp increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric from election campaigns in the state and local level.



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