(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/30/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said today that anti-Islam activist Frank Gaffney, whose Center for Security Policy sponsored a Capitol Hill rally this month featuring presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, recently hosted “white supremacist” Jared Taylor on Gaffney’s “Secure Freedom” Radio program.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Taylor is “a kind of modern-day version of the refined but racist colonialist of old” who in 2006 wrote, "Blacks and whites are different. When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears." A SPLC profile also noted: “Jared Taylor projects himself as a courtly presenter of ideas that most would describe as crudely white supremacist.”
Gaffney is a key promoter of the bizarre conspiracy theory that Muslims in public service are infiltrating the government on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood. He has questioned “whether Mr. Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States,” claimed the Missile Defense Agency logo is part of a “worrying pattern of official U.S. submission to Islam,” claimed an aide to Hillary Clinton is a secret Muslim Brotherhood operative, and was a key witness for the plaintiffs in a controversial lawsuit seeking to block construction of a Tennessee mosque. He has also promoted the false belief that President Obama is a Muslim.
CAIR Islamophobia Monitor: Frank Gaffney (Center for Security Policy, founder and president)
Gaffney’s staff attorney, David Yerushalmi, has advocated outlawing the practice of Islam in America and is the key promoter of anti-Islam bills in state legislatures nationwide.
CAIR details Gaffney’s and the Center for Security Policy’s role in America’s Islamophobia network in its report, “Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States.”
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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