Nativism Watch

There Goes the Neighborhood: December 16, 2016

Imagine2050 Staff • Dec 16, 2016

There Goes the Neighborhood is a weekly series from Imagine 2050 staff highlighting upcoming nativist events.

This week, an anti-Muslim presentation by a disgraced former FBI agent is scheduled in Texas.

Today, December 16, anti-Muslim activist John Guandolo will lead a five hour presentation in Arlington, Texas. Today’s event is presented by Guandolo’s organization, Understanding the Threat (UTT), and will also feature UTT staffer Chris Gaubatz.

Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent, has claimed Muslims in America “don’t have a First Amendment right to do anything.” He accused CIA director John Brennan of being a secret Muslim convert and claimed the sole purpose of Muslim student groups on college campuses is to “recruit jihadis.” Guandolo also worked with anti-Muslim grassroots group ACT for America, assisting in the creation of ACT’s dangerous Thin Blue Line Project website. Dorrie O’Brien, a state leader for ACT in Texas, has promoted today’s UTT event on Facebook.

Guandolo and UTT gave a similar presentation in Texas in June. More recently, Guandolo and Gaubatz were invited by anti-Muslim Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett to testify before the Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee.

Additional information on this nativist event and others can be found in the map below. A red star indicates events scheduled for next week.

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