Trump’s Muslim Ban: Thanks to Supreme Court Decision, Bogus Polling, and AIPAC Funding

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by Eli Clifton In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today upheld the White House’s controversial decision to impose limits on travel from several Muslim majority countries. Coverage of the decision will, no doubt, frame the court’s ruling as a… Continue Reading  

Pompeo Declines to Distance Himself From Anti-Muslim Hate Groups

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by Eli Clifton During his confirmation hearings in the Senate today, CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo declined to distance himself from anti-Muslim advocates Frank Gaffney and Brigitte Gabriel. He also refused to explicitly reverse his stated… Continue Reading  

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

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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

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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

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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