Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders’ fierce anti-Islamic activism has made him a favorite of the American right.
The acerbic anti-Islamic activist Pamela Geller thinks that President Obama is attempting to restore “the universal caliphate” and shares VP candidate Paul Ryan’s attraction to the novelist Ayn Rand, who once argued that “Arabs are one of the least developed cultures.”
Iran-Contra veteran Elliott Abrams is a well-known neoconservative ideologue who works as a senior fellow on Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and has advised Paul Ryan on foreign policy matters.
Though better known for his austere budget proposals, Paul Ryan shares Mitt Romney’s faith in American exceptionalism, believes that America is under attack by “Islamic fascists,” and is a proponent of aggressive U.S. military intervention abroad.
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