Zaid Jilani is journalist originally from Atlanta; he has worked as a reporter for The Intercept and as a reporter-blogger for ThinkProgress, United Republic, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and Alternet. He is currently a writing fellow researching and writing on social and political polarization at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.
American Muslims were once natural allies with the Republican Party. The question is whether they can be again. A battle raging in Texas’s Tarrant County Republican Party may provide an answer.