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Dec. 18 2015 4:14 PM

The Friday Slatest Newsletter

The streets of Agrabah.

© Walt Disney Animated Classics

A poll found that 30 percent of Republican primary voters and 19 percent of Democratic primary voters would support bombing "Agrabah," which is the made-up city in Disney's Aladdin. To be fair, it was a trick question in an otherwise normal poll; on the other hand, the poll found other evidence of Islamophobic sentiment, and a watchdog group has reported that hate crimes against Muslims have spiked since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. In other news:


Have a good weekend!

*Correction, Dec. 18, 2015: This post originally misidentified Agrabah as a country. But the script of Aladdin clearly identifies it as a specific city!