The Right Wing Playbook on Anti-Muslim Extremism
The Right Wing Playbook on Anti-Muslim Extremism
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Strategy One: Frame Muslim-Americans as dangerous to America
- Strategy Two: Twist statistics and use fake research to “prove” the Muslim threat
- Strategy Three: Invent the danger of “creeping Sharia”
- Strategy Four: “Defend liberty” by taking freedoms away from Muslims
- Strategy Five: Claim that Islam is not a religion
- Strategy Six: Maintain that Muslims have no First Amendment rights under the Constitution
- Strategy Seven: Link anti-Muslim prejudice to anti-Obama rhetoric
- Strategy Eight: Claim an “unholy alliance” exists that includes Muslims and other groups targeted by the Right Wing
- Steps for activists
- The Congress of the United States of America shall declare the US at war with the Muslim Nation or Umma.
- The President of the United States of America shall immediately declare that all non-US citizen Muslims are Alien Enemies under Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the US Code and shall be subject to immediate deportation.
- No Muslim shall be granted an entry visa into the United States of America.
In 1997, for example, an Associated Press editor became convinced that Emerson was the "mother lode of terrorism information," according to a reporter who worked on a series that looked at Muslim-American groups.
As a consultant on the series, Emerson presented AP reporters with what were "supposed to be FBI documents" describing mainstream American Muslim groups with alleged terrorist sympathies, according to the project's lead writer, Richard Cole. One of the reporters uncovered an earlier, almost identical document authored by Emerson. The purported FBI dossier "was really his," Cole says. "He had edited out all phrases, taken out anything that made it look like his."
It is in America already. Sharia is here. Folks, do you realize that every one of us that pays taxes, we are participating in Sharia Law? Because we bailed out AIG, the largest purveyor of Sharia compliant insurance, we are all part of it and you don’t even know it. It is incredible. Sharia Law is in America and we are going the way of the Europeans. Let me tell you, we are infiltrated.…
We are infiltrated, our schools are infiltrated, our communities are infiltrated and our government is infiltrated. You currently have in senior positions throughout this Administration, people that are known to be associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. It is not just the Democratic Party; the Republican Party has been infiltrated. Do you understand the conservative movement has been infiltrated? You don’t just go and target one sector of our society if you want to change this society, you’ve got to go for the whole enchilada. The conservative movement is infiltrated. In fact, the next target will be the Tea Parties.
Strategy Eight: Claim an “unholy alliance” exists that includes Muslims and other groups targeted by the Right Wing
You know the great irony, the extreme leftist media that is throwing in with the radical Jihadists, the great irony is, if the radical Jihadists took over, the first people they kill are the extreme leftists that have thrown in with them right now. They would not have the freedom of press to say the things that they want or disagree with the government, all of those things would go by the wayside. It is ironic that the two groups throw in together. In fact, my friend Andy McCarthy had a great article about how leftists and jihadists have thrown in together in this effort, not because they have anything at all in common other than that they hate conservatives and they don’t care that much for Christianity.
A common enemy of radical Islam and radical progressivism, a common enemy is God’s truth, is Christianity, so they will unite together to try to destroy Christianity and people they see as the common enemy, particularly the one true sovereign creator of the universe, God and his son God-incarnate Jesus Christ. They will combine to try to destroy Christian principles and Christian expression in this country and abroad.
Let us know how the Right’s attacks on Muslims have impacted you: your life, your community and our shared values of equality, freedom and liberty.
A carefully crafted letter to the editor of your local newspaper can be a great way to counter the demonization of the Muslim community. The more voices we have speaking out against the outrageous, un-American attacks coming from the Right Wing, the more we can focus on the issues that really do impact our safety, security and prosperity.
Talk radio shows can be a great venue for progressive voices to counter the anti-Muslim rhetoric of the Right. By calling in, you have a platform to discuss your concerns and the American values you hold dear.
It is always important for our congressional leaders to know that their constituents are not going to stand for the types of actions Rep. Peter King and others are proposing. We need our leaders to focus on safeguarding our freedom and security, not on false problems that divide Americans, marginalize religious minorities and dishonor the Constitution. The main number to the U.S. Congress is (202) 224-3121.
State legislators need to understand that aggressive Anti-Muslim policies on the state level don’t create a safe environment for their constituents. Citizen voices need to be heard to combat state laws that are unnecessary, discriminatory and unconstitutional.
It is important to engage and educate our friends and neighbors about the issues that impact our collective freedom, equality and security. This is an opportunity for you to help turn up the volume of voices speaking out against the anti-Muslim vitriol coming from politicians and public figures on the state and national level.