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A Republican candidate for governor in Michigan used a typical and unfounded anti-Muslim conspiracy theory during a presentation about his Muslim American Democratic rival, suggesting he is part of an unfounded Muslim plot to engage in “civilization jihad” that is subversively attempting to take over the country.

The candidate, Patrick Colbeck, who is currently a state senator of Michigan’s 7th District, made the remarks about Dr. Abdul El-Sayed while delivering a slideshow at an event held by the United West in April 2018. The group has been classified as an “active anti-Muslim group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks the activity of hate organizations.



lI first learned of Shri Thanedar when he hired my good friend Tony Trupiano (R.I.P.) to introduce him around to the various progressive circles in Michigan in the spring of 2017. This was necessary because almost nobody in Michigan progressive politics had ever heard of Shri Thanedar prior to then.


It was really nice to see this news this morning:



North, South Korea Pledge to Aim for “Complete Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”

Kim became the first North Korean leader since the Korean War to step over the border and set foot in South Korea. He also unexpectedly invited Moon to step briefly across into North Korea, before the two leaders crossed back into South Korea holding hands.



Speaker Paul Ryan forces out the House chaplain, angers lawmakers

Members of both parties have expressed outrage about the move and hinted it could be tied to a prayer the chaplain made about the GOP tax bill.