Michele Bachmann: Syrian Refugees Want To Gang Rape Us

Former Republican member of Congress Michele Bachmann is still pushing wild conspiracy theories, even though she is out of office.

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.

To back up her tweet, Bachmann cites the right-wing conspiracy site American Thinker, in a post that makes the wild claim that “Muslim men rape non-Muslim women (and girls) in disproportionately high numbers in countries with growing Muslim minority populations.” The article also argues that since European nations have begun accepting Muslim refugees, violent crime – including rape – is up.

The article tells readers: “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’s time in Congress was packed with this sort of bizarre conspiracy theory. She claimed that Hillary Clinton’s long-time aide Huma Abedin was part of a plot for the Muslim Brotherhood to take over multiple branches of the American government. Bachmann also said President Obama had “embrace[d] and lift[ed] up the agenda of Islamic jihad.”

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She also spoke out against the HPV vaccine, attacking Rick Perry who she was running against for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, for being in favor of it. Her comments received a rebuke from the American Academy of Pediatrics, who called her claim that the vaccine was dangerous and could cause mental retardation an allegation with “absolutely no scientific validity.”

Her congressional career was cut short soon after she was reelected as the House Ethics Committee announced she was under investigation for alleged campaign finance violations that occurred when she was running for president.

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