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Islamophobes & Anti-Immigrant Politician Team Up to Spread Hate | IMAGINE 2050

This past Sunday, former Colorado congressman and Team America PAC founder Tom Tancredo reblogged a post from Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs website entitled “Christians, persecuted minorities snub Cairo meeting with Clinton, claim US backs Islamists.” The post, a recycled news article from MSNBC, was originally titled: “Christians snub Cairo meeting with Clinton, claim US backs Islamists,” with Geller using artistic license to inject Christians as being “persecuted minorities.”

Why would Geller choose to change the title of the article? Perhaps it was to further sensationalize the piece, contributing to her narrative of Muslims as brutal oppressors. Or perhaps it was to add stronger emphasis to what she considers the Egyptian Muslim tyranny and Christian victimhood ignored by the “Obama-media” or “enemedia”, as she calls it in her opening commentary.

The fact that Tancredo re-posted the blog from Geller is in line with his nativist, anti-immigrant agenda. Tancredo is no stranger to the far-right, or to promoting Geller on his website. Tancredo has been an active mouthpiece for the anti-immigrant movement in America, founding his Team America political action committee that the Phoneix New Times called “a rabidly nativist organization that just loves bashing Mexicans and supports any politician doing likewise.”

Earlier this month at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado, Geert Wilders, far-right Dutch politician and well-known European Islamophobe, quoted Tancredo as saying: “‘Look at what has happened to Miami. It has become a Third World country. You would never know you’re in the United States of America. You would certainly say you’re in a Third World country’.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: Islamophobes & Anti-Immigrant Politician Team Up to Spread Hate | IMAGINE 2050.

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