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AP 'Corrects' Trump For Saying Islam Treats Women Badly
by Blake Neff
The Associated Press published a "fact check" of Donald Trump's claim during Thursday's GOP debate that "Islam treats women horribly," saying it is untrue, even though there is ample evidence for such a statement.
"No such generalization is supported by the diverse circumstances for women in the Muslim world," writes the AP's Calvin Woodward.
Woodward backs up his argument with several statements.
"The United States has yet to see a woman as president, many years after Muslim women achieved national leadership in other countries, most prominently Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto back in the late 1980s and in the 1990s," he says, glossing over the fact Bhutto was assassinated in 2007, and that her rise was enabled by the fact she was in an extremely powerful political dynasty.
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