falsely characterize

See: mislabel
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The talks ranged across a wide territory: from early efforts to vilify Baha'is by painting them as colonialist agents of the British and Russians, to the use of modern propaganda techniques that, for example, falsely characterize Iranian Baha'is as part of a cult that uses "brainwashing" techniques to steal away Muslim children.
While this committee report appropriately observed the value of outreach and engagement with Arab Americans and American Muslims as vital to securing the freedom and safety of our nation, the overall findings of the report make the dangerous and unsubstantiated claim that the threat posed by violent extremists now comes 'increasingly from within' the United States and falsely characterizes Arabs and Muslims in America as 'susceptible to radicalization.