Even President Trump has claimed that he "hates" his administration's policy that separates immigrant children from their families at the border, but senior adviser Stephen Miller is apparently a fan.
Miller, a top White House policy adviser, is reportedly quite happy with how things are going, leading one fellow staffer to equate his behavior to that of Nazi war criminals, Vanity Fair reported Wednesday.
"Stephen actually enjoys seeing those pictures at the border," an outside White House adviser said. "He's a twisted guy, the way he was raised and picked on. There's always been a way he's gone about this. He's Waffen-SS."
Waffen-SS, the Nazi Party's armed forces, were considered particularly brutal even among other factions of Hitler's regime. Miller has been a "driving force" behind the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy, and he's glad to finally have the ear of the president to create the political change for which he's yearned for many years, reports The New York Times. As public outcry continues to increase as images and audio recordings of youth immigrant detention facilities circulate the web, Miller is celebrating a job well done. Read more at Vanity Fair. Summer Meza
When Henry Dare watched the Islamic State's newest propaganda video, he says he saw a very familiar face: His young grandson, Isa.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 5, 2016
Dare's daughter, Khadijah Dare, converted from Christianity to Islam as a teenager, and soon after left Britain for Syria. There, she married a militant from Sweden, Abu Bakr, and had two children; Abu Bakr is believed to have since been killed during fighting. In the video, released Sunday, the boy is heard saying in English: "We are going to kill the kafir [non-believers] over there." "He doesn't know anything," Dare told Channel 4 News. "He's a small boy. They are just using him as a shield."
Khadijah Dare, who was known as Grace before converting, was one of the first known women to leave the west to go to Syria. She has posted pro-ISIS messages on social media accounts linked to her, and once tweeted out a photo of her son holding an AK-47 rifle, The Guardian reports. Henry Dare said his daughter still calls him, but he often ignores her. "She has brought shame to our family and to herself," he said. Officials from the London borough of Lewisham's council said they are unable to confirm the identity of the boy in the video, and "are deeply concerned about any suggestion of a link between these abhorrent acts and our community." Catherine Garcia