Fired NSC Staffer Had History of Spreading Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theories


by Eli Clifton Rich Higgins, the former Pentagon official and director for strategic planning at the National Security Council, was fired last month after circulating a memo claiming that enemies of the president were “globalists,” “Islamists,” and “cultural Marxists” working… Continue Reading  

Frank Gaffney Is Behind New Anti-Muslim Interfaith Group


by Eli Clifton The day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, a new interfaith coalition of clergy announced their launch with a press conference urging the new president to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. Such a designation might allow the… Continue Reading  

Trump Appointee Crowley Espoused Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theories


by Eli Clifton President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to name Monica Crowley to lead communications for the National Security Council (NSC) has resulted in a plagiarism scandal for the Fox News personality and Washington Times columnist. A CNN review of her… Continue Reading  

The Jewish Communal Fund Invests in Islamophobia


by Eli Clifton Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. brought an outcry from across the political spectrum. The idea that the leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination could propose a policy of outright discrimination based… Continue Reading  

Schumer Opposes Iran Deal, Receives $90,000 From AIPAC Ally


by Eli Clifton Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) was the first Senate Democrat to publicly oppose the Obama administration’s deal to constrain Iran’s nuclear program. Schumer announced he would vote against the agreement on August 6, less than three weeks after… Continue Reading