In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, some right-wing figures have lashed out at law-abiding Muslims and Syrian refugees. (More here and here.) Some right-wing leaders have called for everything from bans on Syrian refugees to mosque closures to monitoring of Muslim residents. Xenophobia and bigotry are very much alive in the U.S., sadly.
Even my home state, Pennsylvania, has not escaped the controversy. When Governor Wolf stated that Pennsylvania would still accept Syrian refugees, some Pennsylvania lawmakers and citizens urged him to reverse his decision.
Below are news stories on the recent eruption of open xenophobia among some Republicans and right-wing figures.
The Tennessean: Tennessee GOP leader: Round up Syrian refugees, remove from state
Washington Post: ‘Rabid’ dogs and closing mosques: Anti-Islam rhetoric grows in GOP
Kansas City Star: Missouri lawmaker calls for legislature to stop ‘Islamization of Missouri’ by Syrian refugees
CNN: Trump would 'certainly implement' national database for U.S. Muslims
Media Matters for America: Fox Business Chyron: "Close All U.S. Mosques?"
Talking Points Memo: GOP Rep. Bashes 'Xenophobic And Knee-Jerk' Rhetoric On Syrian Refugees
(Hat tip to Slaktivist for some of these links.)