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How a Series of Fringe Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theories Went Mainstream — Via Donald Trump

posted on November 7, 2016

The Washington Post’s Abigail Hauslohner reports that Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric originated from far-right conservative activists such as Rev. Terry Jones and Frank Gaffney Jr. In 2011, Jones told a Detroit Radio station that the United States should monitor mosques and ban Muslims from entering the country. Years before Donald Trump announced his candidacy, Frank Gaffney Jr., a former aide in the Reagan administration, similarly “argued that the country was at risk of falling victim to ‘civilization jihad’ at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Read at The Washington Post