Report Accuses ICE Spokesperson of Ties to ‘Anti-Muslim Hate Groups’

August 8th, 2018 12:00 PM

Media outlets are partnering with the anti-conservative SPLC to discredit ICE.

New Jersey's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman Emilio Karim Dabul is connected to “multiple hate groups,” The Hill’s Emily Birnbaum reported Monday.

Birnbaum pointed to a new piece from The Newark Star-Ledger, which partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to find Dabul’s “links to three anti-Muslim celebs” and “fanatics.” Those three were Brigitte Gabriel, the founder of ACT for America, David Horowitz, the founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and Steven Emerson, the founder of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Dabul served as an editor for ACT for America, wrote a piece for the Horowitz Freedom Center, and defended Emerson publicly.

“Given ICE's expanded power and shrunken use of humanitarian reprieves under this administration, the New Jersey field office director's silence on the man who speaks for him is troubling,” The Newark Star-Ledger editorial staff complained, after warning that “Anti-Muslim bigotry is at the top of this administration.”