Far-Right Extremists Exploit Israel-Hamas War to Mainstream Bigotry in the U.S.

The anti-democratic far-right extremist movement in the United States is exploiting the war in Israel and Gaza to mainstream xenophobic, antisemitic, and anti-Muslim rhetoric, further discriminatory policies, and inspire violence. Promoted by mainstream and fringe influencers, they threaten the safety of our communities and our democracy.

Mainstreaming bigoted narratives and disinformation

Politicians, public figures on the far right, and extremists are using the current conflict to promote anti-Jewish bigotry and using rhetoric that stokes fear of Palestinian refugees and others from Muslim-majority countries. They use disinformation to denigrate Muslim, Arab, and Palestinian communities and revive age-old antisemitic conspiracies.

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Published on December 14, 2023


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