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In the wake of deadly terrorist attacks on a satirical newspaper in Paris, Rush Limbaugh declared, "There has never been an anti-Muslim backlash after any act of Muslim terror."
Limbaugh's statement, which he made on his January 8 radio show, is wrong on every level. In addition to the vicious rhetorical backlash against the Muslim faith from conservative media figures, Agence France-Presse reported on January 8 that at least three mosques in France have been attacked since the event.
The public backlash against the Muslim community -- and communities perceived to be Muslim -- after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon has been well-documented.