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Gorka ‘On Thin Ice At White House,’ Likely To Be Next To Get The Ax (DETAILS)

With Steve Bannon now just a bad memory at the White House, it appears that Chief of Staff John Kelly is determined to get rid of every staffer who has ties to the alt-right, which means that deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka is likely to be next to get the boot.

CNN’s Jim Acosta is hearing that Gorka is on shaky footing:

During a segment Friday evening on CNN, several counterterrorism experts noted that Gorka pretends to be fluent on the topic of terrorism, but is little more than a “fake terrorism expert.” Mia Bloom, a professor of Middle East studies at Georgia State University said no one takes Gorka seriously and recalled that when she was on a panel with Gorka at the Defense Intelligence Agency, he made numerous glaring mistakes:

“He was making basic errors––errors about the Arab Revolt that all you would have to do is see Lawrence of Arabia to know they were mistakes. We all looked at each other like, ‘Is someone playing a joke?’”

Senior Investigative Reporter Drew Griffin commented that he had spoken with experts in the field of fighting terrorism and they all said Gorka:

“Lacks practical experience in government, is not an expert on terrorism, and has never served in a diplomatic agency.”


What function does Gorka serve if he doesn’t even have any expertise in the field he supposedly gives advice to the president on? Griffin noted that Gorka’s main role is to “defend… the president on TV” and fuel “right-wing media with talking points the alt-right craves.”

Sebastian Gorka is a disgusting right-winger who only contributes hatred and lies. He is also known to wear a medal from the Hungarian nationalist organization Vitezi Rend. Vitezi Rend was founded in 1920 and is known to be sympathetic to the cause of Nazism in Europe. It’s founder, Miklos Horthy, once commented:

“I have always been an anti-Semite throughout my life.”

Gorka maintains he wears the medal to honor his father, but his association with the ousted Bannon could indeed mean that his days in Washington are numbered. If so, few will mourn his leaving.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica

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Domestic Terrorism Islamophobia Terrorism

Senior White House Adviser: There’s No Such Thing As Right-Wing Terrorists (VIDEO)

Ever since Donald Trump became president, members of his administration have been all over cable news telling us about the tremendous danger posed by Islamic terrorism, both at home and around the world. Granted, it is indeed a problem, but is it the only form of terrorism we have to be on the lookout for in the United States?

According to White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, we have nothing to fear from right-wing acts of terrorism, because right-wing terrorists don’t exist.

During an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday, Gorka said only Muslim extremists had carried out terrorist acts in America, adding:

“There’s no such thing as a lone wolf, you do know that. That was a phrase invented by the last administration to make Americans stupid.”

Whereas Gorka and the White House he works for came to us already stupid.

When host Stephanie Ruhle tried to ask a question, the always rude Gorka interrupted her:

“Let me finish. There never been a serious attack or a serious plot that was unconnected from ISIS or al-Qaeda, at least through the ideology and TTPs, tactics and training and techniques and procedures, that they supply through the internet — never happened, it’s bogus.”

That’s total bullshit. Apparently Gorka has never heard of Oklahoma City, where 168 people–including 19 children– were murdered by right-wing extremist Timothy McVeigh. Or what about Dylann Roof, who gunned down nine people at a Bible study just because they were African-American? Both acts are the very definition of terrorism.

Gorka then went on to beat the drum for what the administration is supposedly doing to defeat terror around the world:

“This is an international global threat. What we have to do now is is not only destroy organizations like ISIS, which we are doing — they will be annihilated — but also delegitimize the ideology so it will be become as heinous and reject as fascism and Nazism is today. That black flag of ISIS has to be globally rejected like the swastika and we’ll work with Muslim partners to overtly and covertly delegitimize their message. That’s the definition of victory — when people don’t want to become jihadis, that’s when we’ll have one.”

Asked about a recent attack on a mosque in Minnesota, Gorka downplayed the incident:

“There’s a great rule (that) all initial reports are false. You have to check them, you find out who the perpetrators are. We’ve have a series of crimes committed, alleged hate crimes by right-wing individuals, in the last six months to that turned out to have actually been propagated by the left, so let’s wait and see — let’s allow the local authorities to provide their assessment and then the White House will make its comments.”

Sure they will. Don’t expect to hear a damn thing from Gorka, Trump, or anyone else in this administration. Because according to their perverse logic, a Muslim can only be a suspect, not a victim.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Islamophobia The Trump Adminstration

WATCH A Trump Adviser LOSE IT When A Reporter Mentions The Statue Of Liberty

On Wednesday, President Trump announced his support for a bill written by two GOP Senators which would drastically curb legal immigration into the United States, again trying to toss more red meat to his anti-immigrant base as his poll numbers continue to plummet.

Standing with Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), Trump heralded a new plan which would decrease the level of legal immigration into the United States by proposing a skills-based immigration system.

Later, at the daily press briefing, White House adviser Stephen Miller went into greater detail about the immigration plan, commenting:

“This is what President Trump campaigned on. He talked about it throughout the campaign, throughout the transition, and since coming into office. This is a major promise to the American people to push for merit-based immigration reform that protects US workers, protects US taxpayers, and protects the US economy, and that prioritizes the needs of our own citizens, our own residents and our own workers.”

When it was time for questions, CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Miller:

“What you’re proposing here or what the president is proposing does not sound like it’s in keeping with American tradition when it comes to immigration. The Statue of Liberty says ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.’ It doesn’t say anything about speaking English or being able to be a computer programmer. Aren’t you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant if you are telling them they have to speak English. Can’t they learn to speak English when they get here?”

Miller, looking as if Acosta had just accused him of being a serial killer, replied angrily:

“I don’t want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of liberty and lighting in the world; it’s a symbol of American liberty lighting the world. The poem that you’re referring to was added later. It’s not actually part of the Statue of Liberty.”

True, the poem was indeed added later, but does that make it any less valid? The Bill of Rights was added after the Constitution had already been written, so does that make it null and void? No doubt there are plenty of amendments in the Constitution the Trump administration would love to take a flamethrower to.

Once again the Trump team shows their true colors, and those colors are all lily-white in order to better match their hoods and robes.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Islamophobia Terrorism

WATCH A Trump Surrogate Go Down In Flames While Discussing Terror Attack On Muslims In London

Whenever there’s a terror attack, President Trump is usually quick to take to Twitter and comment on the matter, even though in doing so he only manages to prove his own ignorance and bigotry.

But the most recent attack in London–this one against Muslims leaving evening prayers and perpetrated by a white man from Wales–has brought nothing from the president, not even a pledge of support from the United States to our longtime ally, Great Britain.

Former Trump campaign official and surrogate Jason Miller appeared on CNN Tuesday morning to discuss the issue and was asked by host Chris Cuomo why Trump hasn’t yet made any statement on the London attack:

“What would be wrong with… just wishing the best to your ally Britain?”

Miller’s response did nothing to address the question he had been asked:

“We don’t know everything that’s going on behind the scenes. We don’t know what’s coming in from intelligence reports.”

Cuomo countered:

“There can’t be any reason not to express condolences. What could you find out that would make that inappropriate?”

Clearly flustered, Miller replied:

“There very well might be the possibility that that’s something that’s going to happen today. But I think the president pretty clearly had his focus on the Americans that were killed yesterday… and look, this attack literally, Chris, just happened yesterday.”

Yes, it did just happen yesterday, but Trump was on social media within an hour of the London Bridge attacks, attempting to use the tragedy to sell his Muslim ban, which has been repeatedly put on hold in various federal courts and is now being appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

Let’s be perfectly honest: Donald Trump feels no sympathy for any Muslim, even when they’re the victims of terrorism. He’s a racist, Islamophobic man who used hatred and considerable assistance from Russia to reach the highest office in the land. He’s a cancer on this country and the world.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Islamophobia

WATCH MSNBC’s Chris Hayes School A Conservative Idiot For His Ignorance Of Muslims

You’ve probably heard conservatives–including the inept American head of state–say that if we would just call terrorism “radical Islamic terrorism,” all would be right with the world and we’d be well on our way to defeating terrorists around the globe. And yet, as we saw this week in London, all the words in the world are useless when some psychopath decides to kill innocent people in the name of whatever cause he or she associates with.

And Friday night on the “Overtime” segment of the HBO show Real Time, MSNBC host Chris Hayes proved just how ignorant right-wing idiots can be on the topic of Islam and Muslims in general.

Discussing the London terror attack, host Bill Maher noted:

“Every time some bomb goes off, before it goes off somebody yells ‘Allahu Akbar.’”

That prompted Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union to declare:

“Look, we have to call things as they are. There are a lot of moderate Muslims who know that Islam is in a fight with the idea that you can have a civilization where you can have religious pluralism. They themselves don’t believe in that religious pluralism.”

Hayes decided to see if Schlapp knew a damn thing about the Muslim world, so he asked:

“Matt, will you tell me this? Can you tell me the structure of the government of Indonesia?”

Schlapp:

“I can’t.”

The MSNBC host then queried:

“Okay. Do you know that Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world?”

To that, Schlapp replied:

“I’ve read that.”

That’s when Hayes perfectly summed up the ignorance of Schlapp and so many of his conservative brethren who love to pontificate on matters they know next to nothing about:

“Right. So you’re telling me you don’t know anything about the way the largest Muslim country in the world operates.”

Exactly! Schlapp is poorly informed on the issues he feels so strongly about, meaning his opinion is worth about as much as the musings of a boulder.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org