"The attorney's name is Mohammed, first name Sohail -- Sohail Mohammed," - Powerline's Scott Hinderaker, about a judge recently nominated by New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

The judge's flaw? Defending those innocents swept up in the police sweep after 9/11. It seems to me that integrating American Muslims into civil institutions and society is critical to defeating Islamist alienation. And yet many of today's conservatives seem incapable of seeing any Muslim as anything but a threat. Here's the opening sentence of the post that Hinderaker links to:

New Jersey, the Garden State, has just taken its first step toward becoming the Sharia State, with Governor Christie's nomination of Sohail Mohammed, an attorney to detained terrorist suspects, to a Superior Court judgeship in Passaic County.

Now look who they are aiming for: Chris Christie! One of the more successful, popular and appealing Republicans out there. If he is the target for a Muslim-Under-Your-Bed scare, then no one is safe.

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