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On the eve of “Texas Muslim Capitol Day,” an event to encourage Muslim participation in Texas government, a state lawmaker hosted a forum focused on homeland security and featuring some of America’s most outspoken anti-Muslim activists.
Ann Coulter, an infamous far-right attack dog who has spent years attacking the left, was at the Christmas party of a racist anti-immigration group earlier this month — the second such event she has attended since September.
In the weeks leading into and following President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Gen. Mike Flynn as his key national security advisor, civil rights groups and the media were quick to point out Flynn’s long history of work with the organized anti-Muslim movement. As it turns out, Flynn has a lengthy history of rhetoric attacking Muslims on Twitter, too.
In the month following the election, extremists on Twitter exalted in the election of President-elect Donald Trump by circulating a number of memes and images, many of which targeted Muslims, in an attack on political correctness that mirrored a terrifying emergence of hate incidents.
Letters threatening the genocide of Muslims and praising President-elect Donald Trump have been sent to mosques in at least five states.
Yesterday, President-elect Donald Trump made his official appointments, selecting Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus as his chief of staff and Stephen Bannon, head of Breitbart Media who temporarily took a leave of absence to become Trump’s campaign manager, as his “chief strategist and senior counselor.”
Yesterday, I watched Hillary Clinton give a gracious concession speech, one that was filled with hope and a touch of reassurance. It was, in some ways, a celebration of our democracy and its stability, which depends on the peaceful transition of power.