Imagine2050 - Ahead of Midterms, Islamophobes Ramp Up Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric
Nativists and Anti Muslim bigots are determined to bend the government to their will for “the good” of America. No surprise these people haven’t given up yet. Hopefully they’ll be made irrelevant within our lifetime.
Recently, Imagine2050 has reported on anti-immigrant activists seeking to make immigration a top priority for voters in the upcoming midterm elections. Similar to this, members of the organized Islamophobia movement have recently sought to inject more anti-immigrant arguments into their overall agenda.
This recent uptick in rhetoric surrounding immigration and border enforcement has come from key figures and organizations in the anti-Muslim movement. Within this framework, these voices have called for curbing relief for undocumented immigrants and for a militarizing of our southern border: All supposedly in the name of national security.
The crossover between anti-Muslim figureheads and anti-immigrant sentiment is increasingly prevalent. Although the anti-Muslim contingent frames border security as a way deter terrorists, their messaging mirrors old-school nativist rhetoric as they aim to uphold policies that harm a broader spectrum of communities.
Below are three examples that highlight this crossover.