Sunday, December 27, 2015

Clinton's anti-Islamophobia campaign is nothing but veiled opportunism

"Wesley Clark isn’t the only campaign patron actively furthering the Islamophobia industry. One of Clinton’s leading donors, billionaire Haim Saban, has given Clinton’s super PAC at least $2 million and recently suggested that Muslims should face “more scrutiny and that profiling of Muslims should be permissible." "Hillary Clinton, lauded by progressives for her role as Secretary of State, pushed for escalating the war in Afghanistan, attempted to pressure Obama into maintaining U.S. troop presence in Iraq, voted for the Patriot Act in 2001 and again to reauthorize it in 2006, and pledged to further arm Israel while also threatening Iran." "Despite Hillary Clinton’s sentimental rhetoric, her policies and political affiliations are concrete and show that she has never been a friend to Muslims, nor will her administration be one."