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Cross-Post: Welcome to the Shari’ah Conspiracy Theory Industry

April 1, 2011 | Religion Dispatches / By Sarah Posner At February’s Conservative Political Action Conference, a student from the group Youth for Western Civilization at Liberty University asked members of a panel titled “The Shari’ah Challenge to the West”: “Are … Continued

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Controversial campus organization collaborates with anti-immigrant leaders

Two weeks ago, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Youth for Western Civilization hosted a panel titled, “Will Immigration Kill the GOP?” Youth for Western Civilization (YWC) is a group that debuted at CPAC in 2009 and aims to … Continued

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Xenophobia, Islamophobia and White Nationalism at CPAC 2011

The 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) took place this past weekend in Washington DC. Aside from the usual assembly of conservative leaders, such as Phyllis Schlafly, Newt Gingrich and Andrew Breitbart, there were a number of anti-immigrant activists and … Continued

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White nationalists converge on day two at CPAC

While many young conservatives waited in long lines to hear Ron Paul speak in the main ballroom of yesterday’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), another event, ‘Will Immigration Kill the GOP,’ was drawing a crowd of its own. The seminar … Continued

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Day one of CPAC brings out usual cast of anti-immigrant players

The 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) began yesterday in Washington DC. The big names in conservative America featured this year include Newt Gingrich, Donald Rumsfeld, Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney. The conference focuses on a range of issues, but … Continued

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Great White Hopes: Race and the Right

One of the high privileges of being white in America is to be able to speak of race in coded terms and language—or by allusion to “broader” political issues, critiques, and concerns—and then profess innocence (“plausible deniability”) when called out … Continued

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Anti-immigrant Leader Admits Using Climate Change for Political Gain

by Rebecca Poswolsky and Dave M. The anti-immigrant movement has long capitalized on environmental concerns to attack America’s immigrant communities. This tactic was on full display at the Conservative Political Action Conference this past weekend in Washington D.C. While most … Continued

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Anti-immigrant Network Uses Faith to Mask Hateful Agenda

The John Tanton Network has debuted its newest spin-off group. This time, instead of targeting environmentalists or progressives, they are trying to win over faithful Americans to their anti-immigrant agenda. The group is called Catholics for a Moral Immigration Policy … Continued

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Racism, Anti-immigrant Sentiment, White Nationalism and Islamophobia, is this the GOP’s future?

The 37th annual Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off today in Washington DC. This year’s event is featuring big players in the conservative movement, but more concerning, the extreme right are also prominent. During my first eight hours at the … Continued