Nativism Watch

Tennessee Freedom Coalition backs Bill Warner’s ‘Voice for the Voiceless’ campaign

Imagine 2050 Staff • Mar 06, 2014

The Tennessee Freedom Coalition is promoting a new anti-Muslim campaign spearheaded by Bill Warner called “Voice for the Voiceless.”

TFC leadership said it “agrees 100%” with a Warner’s new strategy,” which aims expose the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Islamic countries. Based on Warner’s record, this is just another attempt to drive a wedge between communities of different faiths and vilify the U.S.’s Muslim minority. Warner is urging activists to interrupt interfaith dialogue events and pass out brochures with his campaign’s information on it, making a point to avoid specific references to “Islam” or “Muslim” — or even his own track record — to shield himself from charges of bigotry.

The group is co-sponsoring a “Voice for the Voiceless” event on March 18 alongside ACT! for America’s Middle Tennessee chapter, the Tennessee Eagle Forum, 912 Project Tennessee, among others. The event features Julie Aftab, whose tragic story continues to be exploited by anti-Muslim activists.

TFC is headed by Lou Ann Zelenik and Andrew Miller. Both have been long time advocates against the Murfreesboro mosque and continue to play a role in stirring up anti-Muslim sentiments in Tennessee.

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