AIPAC Gave $60K to Architect of Trump’s Muslim Ban

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by Eli Clifton The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has been noticeably quiet about the Trump administration’s slowness to denounce the spike in anti-Semitic attacks and bomb threats, its nomination of an ambassador to Israel who described J Street… Continue Reading  

Gorka’s Plan to Defeat Terrorism: Buy Guns, Read Islamophobes

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by Eli Clifton Newly appointed Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka has a track record of advising the military and national security elite, including, according to his biographies, the U.S. Special Operations community, the National Intelligence Council, the FBI,… Continue Reading  

Bannon Welcomed Islamophobes When CPAC Banned Them

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump’s senior advisor Stephen Bannon has spent the past two weeks consolidating power in the White House. He helped craft an executive order banning visitors from seven Muslim majority countries and, in an unusual appointment… Continue Reading  

How Islamophobes and “Alternative Facts” Shaped Trump’s Muslim Ban

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by Eli Clifton The White House’s temporary ban on visitors from seven Muslim majority countries threw the Trump administration into its first constitutional conflict over the weekend when multiple federal judges blocked parts of the executive order. Media attention has… 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