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'Roseanne': The Conners fear their new Muslim neighbors may be terrorists

They've debated the 2016 election, argued gender identity and made fun of both hand-wringing liberals and paranoid conservatives. In its most provocative and perhaps strategic move yet, "Roseanne" on Tuesday tackled the hot-button topic of Islamophobia in its latest episode, "Go Cubs!"

The Conners have new neighbors in their fictional Chicago suburb of Lanford. They're Muslim, which automatically gets Roseanne's (Roseanne Barr) antennas up. She's been watching them closely and noticed they're stockpiling "crazy amounts" of fertilizer in their backyard.

So what? argues her family, who have learned after 30 years to dismiss her general disdain for

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