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Sen. Ted Cruz to Attend the Islamophobic David Horowitz Freedom Center’s “Restoration Weekend”

Imagine 2050 Staff • Sep 26, 2013

The David Horowitz Freedom Center announced Wednesday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will be appearing at their Restoration Weekend in Palm Beach, Florida scheduled to take place on November 14 – 17. The Freedom Center recently referred to Cruz as an “American hero” after his 21 hour speech on the Senate floor and attempt to shut down the federal government in order to defund President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

David Horowitz is a far-right extremist and one of the most notable members within the organized Islamophobia movement. He has made claims that Democrats’ policies are similar to those in Nazi Germany and that there “are only a couple of degrees of separation between anybody on the left and the terrorists.” Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend will also feature anti-Muslim blogger Robert Spencer, who is on the Freedom Center’s payroll; and also leading right-wing conspiracy theorist Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who believes the Muslims have infiltrated the White House and aim to replace the U.S. Constitution with Sharia law.

Cruz says he is doing what he believes to be right for the American people, but by aligning himself with fringe groups and ultra right-wing nativists, perhaps he is showing where his true allegiance lies.  

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