Big Donors Fuel Racist, Islamophobic Agenda in Small-Town Minnesota - 2019-06-22

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F0.png Big Donors Fuel Racist, Islamophobic Agenda in Small-Town Minnesota June 22, 2019, Gin Armstrong, Sludge

The New York Times published a June 20th article that profiled an anti-Muslim, anti-Somali group called Concerned Community Citizens—or C-Cubed, for short—based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The group is working to restrict refugee resettlement programs in the state and elect "nativists" (aka, white supremacists) to the city council.

The organization is led by a former university professor named John Palmer. The article noted that Mr. Palmer starts his day every morning at the same diner, where he sits to read the latest "news" from a blog called Jihad Watch.

Jihad Watch is an Islamophobic site known for peddling conspiracy theories and violent characterizations of Islam and Muslims. It is a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a well funded anti-Muslim non-profit founded by David Horowitz.

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{{cite news | first = Gin | last = Armstrong | title = Big Donors Fuel Racist, Islamophobic Agenda in Small-Town Minnesota | url = https://readsludge.com/2019/06/22/big-donors-fuel-racist-islamophobic-agenda-in-small-town-minnesota/ | work = Sludge | date = June 22, 2019 | accessdate = April 26, 2020 }}