Newsweek: Backlash against Keith Ellison supporting Antifa comes from racist, Islamophobic bigots

As we and others reported Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., publicly expressed his support for the violent, communist movement Antifa when he posted a photo holding a copy of “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.”  The tweet sparked condemnation from many, but Newsweek — the liberal outlet that once dubbed Barack Obama “god of all things” — said that backlash against Ellison was the result of racism, bigotry and Islamophobia.

Their proof?  Comments made by readers at Infowars and the Gateway Pundit.

This is the tweet that sparked the controversy:

At @MoonPalaceBooks and I just found the book that strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 3, 2018

According to Newsweek:

Opponents jumped on the tweet, with Fox News and other conservative outlets like Gateway Pundit and Alex Jones’s InfoWars covering it, and running anti-Muslim comments underneath the articles.

“A Muslim promoting terrorism is not news,” commenter



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