Monday, February 20, 2017

Islamophobe-in-Chief

For several years now there's been a virulent and thriving anti-Muslim industry that has worked hard to propagate their Islamophobic views in policy circles. Once upon a time, these people -- including former Breitbart editor-in-chief Stephen Bannon -- were largely consigned to the fringiest parts of the fringe by even their ideological fellow travelers. That is, until this past November, when the election of Donald Trump improbably ushered them right into the White House thanks to the president's political advisor: the aforementioned Stephen Bannon. Here's a piece by Abigail Hauslohner at The Washington Post that lays out how hardcore twisted these folks are, and how their vision of a "pure" America is one without Muslims. Any Muslims.

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