Republican Attack On Muslims Summary

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The Editorial Board of the New York Times’ article, “The Republican Attack on Muslims,” was written to call out Republicans on their false accusations and statements on the Muslim religion and people as a whole. The purpose of this article is to point out and stop Anti-Muslims throughout the Republican party and the people that follow them, who give American Muslims a bad reputation, in which ruins their chances of ever potentially becoming President.
Muslims are people that follow the religion of Islam; they are also refugees who are brought over to adapt to our way of living, but their religion is to remain respected. Republicans, recently, Ben Carson, are bashing Muslims and their religious beliefs. In the article, “The Republican Attack on Muslims,” by the Editorial Board, they mention that Ben Carson declared on “Meet the Press” that Muslims are unfit to run for president because a president’s faith should be “consistent with the Constitution (The Editorial Board 1).” The Constitution was built off Christian beliefs, and if we have a muslim president, Republicans believe that Muslims would try to make changes, and adjust America according to their religious beliefs. Carson also states that, “Muslims feel that their religion is very much a part of your public life and what you do as a public official, and that’s
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The columnists use counter claims against what the Republican party say about the Muslims.Throughout the article, the columnists speak on religion which allured to the religious audience. An example of this is when Mr. Carson told The Hill newspaper that, “Muslims feel that their religion is very much a part of your public life and what you do as a public official, and that’s inconsistent with our principles and our Constitution.” This is pathos because it is speaking to the Muslim audience in essentially bashing their personal and religious

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