Published On: Wed, Nov 16th, 2016

Trump Transition Team “Unofficially” Taps Racist Conspiracy Theorist as Adviser

Trump Transition Team “Unofficially” Taps Racist Conspiracy Theorist as Adviser

Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HealthMax Group

President elect Donald Trump’s transition into the White House and the team tasked with accomplishing that goal has been seen by some as a referendum on racism.

For example, Frank Gaffney, an “unofficial” member of the Trump transition team has raised some eyebrows as xenophobia appears to be an agenda for the new administration.

During the presidential campaign, Trump used Gaffney’s highly unreliable poll published by his organization called the Center for Security Policy (CSP) as the reasoning behind the call for a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US”.

According the CSP poll “25 percent of [American Muslims] polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad,” and 51 percent “agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah.”

Gaffney is known for having been part of the Ronald Reagan defense department, but also has a pension for conspiracy theories involving Muslims.

The alt-right ideas Gaffney has promoted include:

  • Accusing Huma Abedin , aide to Hillary Clinton, and President Obama of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Believes President Obama is a secret Muslim

Five years ago Gaffney asked the House of Representatives to create a new committee focused on “un-American activities”. This congressional group would resemble former senator Joe McCarthy’s 1954 investigations into alleged communists living in America.

Gaffney said this new committee would investigate “the extent to which the Obama administration’s anti-American activities reflect the success of the toxic Muslim Brotherhood… in penetrating and subverting both U.S. government agencies and civil institutions.”

And in 2012, Gaffney told the press that “the Muslim Brotherhood was waiting to seize power in Washington, D.C.” and this time was called “zero hour.”

Gaffney asserted for many years that the president was not a US citizen, and his secret religion had to be publicly questioned, and also accuses the president of being “sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood supremacist agenda.”

And when it comes to Shariah, Gaffney is convinced that this Islamic ideology is taking over portions of the US; including perpetuating the debunked conspiracy theory of “no go zones” in America where non-Muslims are not allow to enter Muslim boroughs.

Just as recently as a few months ago, Gaffney told alt-right outlet Breitbart News that no go zones are real: “It shouldn’t be the case that there are some areas of cities, or other parts of our country, that are off-limits to authorities, that are places that are known to… well, primarily to be dominated by folks who are engaged in a practice that is anti-Constitutional and hostile to the values of our country. Specifically, those who are seeking to impose a program they call sharia.”

Keep with the culture of conspiracy, Gaffney’s CSP promotes such insanity as the claim that Anders Breivik, a right-wing Christian in Norway who was responsible for the deadly attacks in 2011, was in reality nothing more than a “false-flag operation” meant to “suppress criticism” of Shariah.

Susanne Posel

Susanne Posel

Chief Editor | Investigative Journalist