And that’s a bad thing because why? Coming from this Muslim Brotherhood front group, this is great endorsement for former FOX News reporter and contributor, Heather Nauer (below). Then again, according to CAIR, everyone in the Trump Administration is an “Islamophobe.”
Fox News reporter Heather Nauert, a former contributor to “Fox and Friends” was just named as the top spokesperson for the U.S. State Department.
— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) April 25, 2017
The announcement was made today, as reported by the Washington Examiner:
The @StateDept is pleased to welcome Heather Nauert as the new State Department Spokesperson.https://t.co/hm5VXEPCoT
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 24, 2017
“The Department of State is pleased to welcome Heather Nauert as the new State Department spokesperson,” the announcement said. “Nauert comes to the department with more than 15 years of experience as an anchor and correspondent covering both foreign and domestic news and events, including the 9/11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq, and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Heather’s media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the administration’s foreign policy priorities to the American people and the world.”
According to CAIR-friendly left wing rag The Intercept:
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S new pick for State Department spokesperson, former Fox and Friends news anchor Heather Nauert, has spread toxic anti-Muslim stories for years — something that in normal times would disqualify her from taking on a top job in communicating American foreign policy to the global public.
Nauert anchored a segment in December 2013, about a YMCA group in St. Paul, Minnesota, that partnered with the local police department to offer swim classes for a group of Somali-American girls, as a positive form of community engagement.
Nauert described the event as the “minority becoming the majority at one community pool. Sharia law is now changing everything.” The chyron on the segment used an image of two young Somali-American girls with hijabs, with the headline “SHARIA LAW.”
In a February 2009 hourlong special exploring “stealth jihad,” she brought in a who’s-who of anti-Muslim panelists to discuss Islam, including Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, Frank Gaffney, who theorizes that everyone from Clinton aide Huma Abedin to conservative activist Grover Norquist is in on a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy; Tarek Fatah, who once tweeted that the entire country of Pakistan is “a cancerous tumour on [the] face of humanity”; and Nonie Darwish, an ex-Muslim who believes that “Islam should be feared, and should be fought, and should be conquered, and defeated, and annihilated.”
She also has a history of defending Trump’s anti-Muslim assertions. Trump in February accurately said that Sweden had recently suffered crime or terrorism as a result of the intake of migrants and refugees. A couple weeks later, when Sweden re-activated its draft in early March in response to Russian pressure, she claimed in a segment that it was a “sign that President Trump may be right about Sweden.”
Nauert shared an article on Twitter from the virulent anti-Muslim website Jihadwatch, which is run by Spencer:
— heather nauert (@HeatherNauert) October 27, 2016
She also showed little concern for how Muslim Americans are reacting to a political climate where they are being targeted by people like herself. In October, she reacted to a New York Times article about Muslim fears about President Trump’s policies by tweeting “Omg-They should meet #ISIS”:
— heather nauert (@HeatherNauert) October 26, 2016