Former Washington Times columnist Eliana Benador, who was fired for writing a piece speculating that former Rep. Anthony Weiner had converted to Islam and was pushing a “socialist political agenda,” has found a new home for her controversial work: Tea Party Nation.
RightWingWatch.org, a watchdog for conservative media that is part of political activism group People for the American Way, excerpted Benador’s debut column on the conservative social networking site, meditating on the “invasion of America” by “non-European immigrants.”
“As we celebrate America’s Independence Day, it’s noteworthy that the percentage reduction of original American voters, might have been a defining factor in the election of someone like the current president, who among other goals, seems to be keen in opening further our borders to endlessly increasing numbers of immigrants who, regardless of their skin color, are bringing in a whole new texture of culture, 100% foreign to what America’s origins were as its wonderful adventure began back in 1776,” Benador wrote.
Benador has a history of racial and religious alarmist writings, including the “Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin: Married to a Muslim agenda?” column that she was fired from the Washington Times for. Currently, she is a U.S.-based “Goodwill ambassador” for a group of Jewish settlers in the West Bank. In the past, Slate reported, she ran a public relations agency that representative neo-conservative hawks.
In her debut Tea Party Nation column, Benador suggests that First Amendment protections of freedom of religion should not be universal.
“However, the First Amendment does not stipulate that ‘freedom of religion’ must be upheld even if the followers of a religion have perpetrated an attack on, and massacred, our civilian population in times of peace, especially if that religion incites to the destruction of our country, our people, and our values,” she wrote.
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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