Strident Calls to Reject Syrian Refugees Fueled by Wealthy California Donor - 2015-10-16

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F0.png Strident Calls to Reject Syrian Refugees Fueled by Wealthy California Donor October 16, 2015, Lee Fang, The Intercept

While humanitarian groups and religious charities across the country are urging the U.S. to open its arms to refugees fleeing the bloody conflicts in Syria and Iraq, a number of bloggers and political pundits are beating the drums of intolerance, using conspiracy theories and anti-Muslim rhetoric to mobilize the American public against accepting migrants escaping war.

Several of the leading voices in this effort are sponsored by Robert Shillman, a wealthy donor to conservative causes who lives in Rancho Santa Fe, a suburb of San Diego.

Shillman, who did not respond to a request for comment, is the founder and chairman of Cognex Corp., a company that produces manufacturing technology.

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{{cite news | first = Lee | last = Fang | title = Strident Calls to Reject Syrian Refugees Fueled by Wealthy California Donor | url = https://theintercept.com/2015/10/16/donor-refugee-backlash/ | work = The Intercept | date = October 16, 2015 | accessdate = September 22, 2019 }}