Trump Campaign Manager Stephen Bannon to Attend Horowitz #AntiMuslim Confab
*SIGH* This crap is never-ending and it has NOTHING to do with fighting terrorism.
In what will most likely be one of his first post-election appearances, Stephen Bannon, who serves as Donald Trump’s chief campaign manager, will speak at an event in November organized by the virulently anti-Muslim organization the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Bannon, who was executive chairman of the far-right media outlet Breitbart News LLC before joining the Trump campaign, is scheduled to speak at David Horowitz’s 2016 Restoration Weekend in Palm Beach, Florida on November 10 – 13.
Bannon was brought on to lead Trump’s presidential campaign in August. His hire gained national attention after it seemingly solidified the real estate mogul’s efforts to pander to the Alternative Right movement, or Alt-Right, and the racist, white nationalist ideology associated with it. […]
Friday evening I commented that I was unable to work up any sympathy for for right-wingers like Ben Shapiro who are now dealing with antisemitism from the alt-right racists, and here’s precisely why:
Shapiro, of course, was also previously employed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center and wrapped up with the organization’s anti-Muslim bigotry and other problematic rhetoric. […]
I feel sympathy for the Jewish reporters who’ve been attacked for simply doing their jobs as well as for any innocent family members who get caught up in the hate, but not for people like Shapiro & others (Yerushalmi, Geller, et al.) who’ve been spreading fear, mistrust and disinformation for years and, in some cases, have been working to deprive Muslims of their constitutional rights.