Trump Appoints Two More Islamophobes to Team

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WASHINGTON - President-Elect Donald Trump’s white house is looking more and more like a Fox News program by the day.

The President elect has appointed two more individuals to his team with a long history of hateful comments about Muslims.

Katharine Gorka has been selected to be a part of his transition team that will meet with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to manage the transition.


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, expressed alarm about her addition.

In the past, she has claimed that the DHS trains its agents — falsely, according to Gorka — that Islam is a "religion of peace."

Gorka writes about Islam for the White supremacist website "Breitbart News." In 2014, Gorka wrote that when "Presidents Bush and Obama both publicly declared Islam to be a religion of peace," it "struck a sour chord for many," and that "American and Western leaders have preemptively shut down any debate within Islam by declaring that Islam is the religion of peace."

She is married to Sebastian Gorka, another Breitbart News contributor who is also known for his Islamophobic views. He calls religious profiling of Muslims "common sense."

Trump has also named Fox News analyst K.T. McFarland as his deputy national security adviser.
McFarland has advocated for war with Iran, supports the use of torture, expressed admiration for Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, and has supported the profiling of Muslims.

"These most recent appointments again demonstrate a troubling acceptance of anti-Muslim bigotry, conspiracy theories and factually-incorrect policy proposals by the Trump transition team," said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.

CAIR recently expressed concern about a "troubling Islamophobic trend" in President-elect Donald Trump's recent appointments and nominations.