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In latest video, Islamophobe Bill Warner says hijab is a ‘hate symbol’

Imagine 2050 Staff • Apr 11, 2014

In a video posted on his website on April 7, Islamophobe Bill Warner criticizes the decision to wear a Muslim headscarf and likens women who choose to do so to card-carrying communists during the Cold War. His overarching point is that the hijab is a sign of political Islam, not “a fashion statement.”

In the video, Warner shares a tale of a recent trip to a local farmers market where he encountered four different types of head scarves, but only one put him on edge. It’s not hard to guess which type sets him off.

“When I see that hijab,” he says, “I see that [1,400 year old] history, a history of annihilation, death, and suffering.”

He also claims they have the same effect on him as KKK robes would have on an African American.

“By the way, Allah hates me because I’m a kafir,” he says around the 2:55 mark. “So to me the hijab is a hate symbol, just in the way the Klan outfit is symbolic to racial hate to a black man.”

Warner was scheduled to speak at an ACT! for America “Town Hall Meeting” scheduled at a public high school in Knoxville, but the event was canceled after concerns were raised about using public spaces to spread discriminatory political messages.

Listen to the audio here:

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