News and Analysis (11/20/16)

“As headlines like “President’s Trump’s Cabinet Will Be Filled With Deplorables” and “Trump’s Cabinet Is Going to Be As Bonkers as You Thought” make clear, the U.S. president-elect has chosen to undergo this transition with far-right and controversial people” …

… including the man who boasts, “Darkness is good. Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when [the liberals and media] get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing”:

The Muslim registry proposal sparks an”I am Spartacus” response:

“Trump’s early appointments are raising alarms that rhetoric about Muslims and Islam long rejected even by Republican leaders are finding a home in his administration, dimming already-faint hopes that his provocative campaign statements … were just political rhetoric”:

Contradicting himself within a single sentence Priebus says, “I’m not gonna rule out anything, but we’re not gonna have a registry based on a religion,” adding that “there are some aspects of that faith [Islam] that are problematic”:

“‘Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture,’ the prosecutors’ office, wrote. It added that CIA officials appeared to have tortured another 27 detainees”:

“After a fierce backlash, Spencer released a statement Thursday afternoon saying that he was withdrawing his sponsorship of the bill … that, due to vague wording, the law could potential make the wearing of traditional Muslim clothing illegal on all public property“:

“This is not at all a reaction to Trump. It’s a reaction to divisions in our country. This is a group chaired by business people intentionally” — Robert Silverman, AJC director of Muslim-Jewish relations:

Out of control bigots attack a Sikh man and a Rajasthani woman trying to protect her from suffering due to Lupus:

… as incidents become more frequent, Muslim women prepare to defend themselves:

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