CPAC 2016 Day One Recap - Anti-Muslim Commentary Galore
In keeping with a long history of cozying up to the extremist radical right, the Conservative Political Action Conference opened Thursday with a host of panels bashing Islam.
The panels –– with titles such as “The Global Jihad Movement in America and the Counterjihad Campaign” and “Fighting for Victory Against Radical Islamism” –– featured prominent anti-Muslim hate groups and a number of anti-Muslim activists from around the globe.
Iowa Rep. Steve King, a close friend of the anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant movements, told the CPAC crowd at the “Fighting for Victory Against Radical Islamism” panel that a secure border would “secure the demographics of America so we can decide and let the American people determine what America is like in a generation or two or three.”
Speaking on the same panel, Jim Hanson, vice president of the anti-Muslim hate group Center for Security Policy (CSP) claimed that school children learning an Islamic prayer in American schools is part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s plans to take over America from within. Later in his speech, Hanson attacked President Obama, stating, “He’s not a Muslim, I don’t believe, but he aligns with that worldview far too much.”