Michele Bachmann may no longer be in Congress, but the former Republican presidential contender still had an anti-Muslim message to share with her followers Monday.
In a tweet, Bachmann alleged that 70 percent of refugees were “gang-age” males who shouldn’t be let into the U.S.
Refugees are 70% gang-age males. No more in the US. https://t.co/ekuiRTUAtp
— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) November 30, 2015
The tweet linked to an American Thinker article that alleged “Muslim men rape non-Muslim women (and girls) in disproportionately high numbers in countries with growing Muslim minority populations.” The article goes on to purport that as Europe has accepted Muslim refugees, violence, including rape, has increased across the continent.
“We must (more than) make up for the damage they inflict,” the article read. “So let us get about the task of educating others to make sure this reality does not take hold in America. Let us do our part to make sure that women and girls in the United States do not wind up victims of rape jihad.”
Bachmann has long advanced anti-Muslim conspiracies, including one where she alleged that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s family was linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. She called on inspector generals at several federal agencies to investigate whether ties to the Muslim Brotherhood were rampant within the government. Then-House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) dismissed the allegations as unfounded at the time. Bachmann has also alleged President Barack Obama has “embrace[d] and lift[ed] up the agenda of Islamic jihad.”