An Islamophobe appointed new National Security Adviser

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An Islamophobe appointed new National Security Adviser

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah

John Bolton is the new National Security Adviser. He is the chairman of the Gatestone Institute, an international policy think tank that has spread false and unverified information about Muslim refugees in Europe and promoted anti-Islam fears in the Christian and Jewish world. It is reported that he received more than quarter a million dollars in payments from the Institute.

The think tank portrayed Muslims refugees from Africa and the Middle East as a threat to the Christian and Jewish world.

John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser, is the chairman of a nonprofit think tank that has often portrayed Muslim immigrants from Africa and the Middle East as an existential threat to the West.

The Institute published articles with headlines such as Muhammad is the Future of Europe and Refugees or an Occupation Army. Even though John Bolton has not written these articles but his focus has been Iran and Korea. But he wrote a foreword for the book The Post American Presidency, the Obama’s War on America co authored by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, the two most vocal anti-Islam proponent.

Bolton born in 1948 is an attorney and an American diplomat and his term as National Security Advisor would begin on April 9. 2018. He is a nationality and a conservative and he served as US ambassador to the UN from August 2005 until December 2006

 Some of the organizations and institutes Bolton has served are:

American Enterprise Institute, Freedom Capital Investment Management, Fox News Channel, Kirkland and Ellis, the Institute of East-West dynamics, the National Rifle Association, the US commission on International Religious Freedom, Project for the New American Century, Jewish Institute for National Security of America, Committee for Peace and Security in the Gulf and the Council for National Policy. Bolton has supported the People’s Mujahedin Iran, an armed Iranian group with Marxist thinking, an organization that has been on the US State Department list of foreign terrorist organization.

He attended the organization’s conference in Brussels in 2011. He did it despite the fact that the US makes it a crime to provide any support to a terrorist organization under the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision inHolder v Humanitarian Law Project.  

Bolton has a super pac that raised 11/3 million for Republican candidates in 2014 and 2016 and paid $5.6 million to Cambridge Analytica. Bolton’s appointment was praised by anti-Islam and anti-Muslim think tanks and activists.

Bolton has advocated regime change and installation of a pro Republican power elite in Iran and North Korea. He believes that only pre-emptive strikes against Iran and North Korea could ensure the regime change. . In 2008, Bolton said: “The idea here is not to have much larger hostilities, but to stop the Iranians from engaging in the hostilities that they’re already doing against us inside Iraq. And they’re doing much the same by aiding the Taliban in Afghanistan. So this is not provocative or preemptive, this is entirely responsive on our part.” 

In 2018, Bolton stated: “Russia, China, Syria, Iran, North Korea. These are regimes that make agreements and lie about them. A national security policy that is based on the faith that regimes like that will honoree their commitments is doomed to failure.” He is tougher on Iran  as he considers Iran an existential threat to Israel.

Bolton is member of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank that focuses on politics, foreign policy and social welfare  The Institute calls itself non partisan but aligns itself with right-leaning groups and individuals. It is the force behind neoconservative. The Institute was founded in 1938 by a group of New York businessmen to promote a “greater public knowledge and understanding of the social and economic advantages accruing to the American people through the maintenance of the system of free, competitive enterprise of what is described oligarchic capitalism.  

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