Interfaith Alliance Criticizes Bachmann Allegations As Detriment To ‘Religious Freedom’

The Interfaith Alliance today released a letter signed by 42 groups criticizing Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Islamophobic quest to root out the Muslim Brotherhood’s supposed “deep penetration” of the U.S. government. The letter (PDF) was signed by athiest, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and Hindu groups. “These letters question the loyalty of faithful Americans based on nothing more than their religious affiliations and what is at best tenuous evidence of their associations,” the groups wrote. “As such, your actions have serious implications for religious freedom and the health of our democracy.” Bachmann’s quest has caused rifts on the right, where some Republicans in Congress have criticized her but media personalities, Tea Partiers, and one Romney adviser have supported her cause.