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Islamophobe Daniel Greenfield Claims Somalis Have “Islam Induced Mental Illness”

Imagine 2050 Staff • Oct 14, 2013

In his ongoing barrage against Somali immigrants, Islamophobe Daniel Greenfield used a recent study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that reports one in three people in Somalia suffer from mental illness to further advocate halting immigration of refugees from the African country.

Greenfield wrote: “Do we really need more Somali immigration? Aside from incidents like Westgate in which Somali terrorists kill non-Muslims, according to the World Health Organization, most of the country is insane.”

The study actually explains that the cause for such a high rate of mental illness is the result of the country’s ongoing civil war, and also a widely-used plant stimulant drug known as khat. It has been linked to causing psychosis and depression.

The psychological and social ramifications of nearly two decades of war appear to be lost on Greenfield, however.

“Clearly we need more Somali immigrants to bring their brand of drug and Islam induced mental illness over here,” he stated.

Greenfield is a fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center – a far-right think tank which publishes anti-Muslim rhetoric and sponsors events that fuel Islamophobia. He regularly writes articles for the DHFC website FrontPage Magazine disparaging Muslims and Islam. Recently, similar to others in the Islamophobia movement, he has used the tragic events of the Westgate Mall in Kenya to oppose Somali refugees coming to America in order to escape violence occurring in their native country.

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