DHS adviser: Tea party has 'Christianist xenophobia
Department of Homeland Security adviser Mohamed Elibiary has warned the tea party movement against attempting to change the U.S. political landscape through ‚ÄúChristianist Xenophobia.‚ÄĚ
Asked by WND in an email to clarify his remarks, Elibiary replied: ‚Äú‚ÄôChristianist‚Äô is a term coined about a decade ago and like ‚ÄėIslamist‚Äô (for Muslims) and ‚ÄėZionist‚Äô (for Jews) refers to Christians who mix theology and nationalism.‚ÄĚ
Elibiary said ‚ÄúChristianists‚ÄĚ view ‚Äútoday‚Äôs politics through a theologically influenced (Calvinist) view of America‚Äôs founding.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúXenophobia is easier for you to understand on your own, but it generally manifests itself in anti-immigrant policies of which Islamophobia today inside the U.S. is just one sub-component for some White Identity/Privilege types that have a problem with a black president, brown Mexicans and so on and so forth,‚ÄĚ he told WND....