Quran

"Quran" and related terms ("Koran") have been used a total of 12 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: After controversy erupted over plans for an Islamic center two blocks from where the World Trade Center towers stood in Manhattan, the pastor of a tiny church in Florida threatened to burn copies of Islam's holy book — the Quran. That set off a hot debate over freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the causes of a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment. Candidates from all points of the political spectrum have weighed in.

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Tarryl Clark (D)

0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 0 uses since Aug. 30

Bob Dold (R)

0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 0 uses since Aug. 30

Democrats

8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 8 uses since Aug. 30

Candidates

8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 8 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "Quran"

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NPR is following key politicians on Facebook, Twitter and their websites to see what terms are gaining or losing traction on the campaign trail.

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