Nativism Watch

Gaffney laments disbanding of NYPD Muslim surveillance unit

The New York Police Department announced yesterday it would be disbanding its Muslim surveillance unit, drawing criticism from anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney. Commissioner William Bratton announced the NYPD would be abandoning its controversial program that spied, mapped and documented … Continued

CIS’s Jon Freere exploits Boston Marathon attack to argue against DREAM Act

In a blog post published yesterday on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)  legal policy analyst Jon Feere cited  the bombers in an attempt to counter the messaging used by advocates DREAM Act and similar … Continued

Arpaio to anti-Semitic newspaper: ‘I don’t talk. I take action.’

Anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio and representatives from two prominent anti-immigrant organizations recently provided interviews to American Free Press (AFP), an anti-Semitic newspaper founded by white nationalist and Holocaust denier Willis Carto. “I have a gun and badge. I don’t talk. … Continued

In Gaffney interview, Kobach urges more states to pass anti-Shariah bills

Yesterday, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach discussed the supposed threat of Shariah law being applied in American courts with anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney. The exchange occurred during a taping of Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio program at “Hold Their … Continued

Anti-Muslim activists seethe after Brandeis withdraws honor to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Brandeis University announced yesterday it would withdraw its offer to present Islamophobe Ayaan Hirsi Ali with an honorary degree, triggering an uproar among anti-Muslim and far-Right activists. Brandeis decided to rescind the award after students and other groups signed a … Continued

Breitbart contributor Pat Dollard calls for ‘slaughter of Muslims in the streets’

Updated 04/03/2014 In the wake of tragedy, Breitbart News contributor Pat Dollard called for the widespread “slaughtering” of Muslims. Dollard made the claim on Twitter following early reports of a shooting at the Fort Hood military outpost in Killeen, Texas. … Continued

Krikorian cites white-nationalist Steve Sailer in National Review

In a National Review Online (NRO) article published today, Center for Immigration Studies executive director Mark Krikorian linked to an article written by white nationalist Steve Sailer for The American Conservative. Krikorian linked to Sailer’s piece while discussing organized labor … Continued

Campaign disclosures reveal Fremont ordinance impossible without FAIR

In its latest newsletter, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) took much credit for last month’s referendum result upholding an anti-immigrant housing ordinance in Fremont, Nebraska. The local effort to preserve the ordinance was led by the Our Vote … Continued

Anti-Muslim Bill Warner to protest interfaith convention in Tennessee

Anti-Muslim activist Bill Warner’s Voices for the Voiceless campaign will hold a silent demonstration on April 5 to protest the Religion Communicators Council’s (RCC) national convention in Nashville. Warner and supporters are staging the protest to raise awareness of the religious persecution … Continued