Law professor Eugene Volokh is devoting the entire week to blogging about the mythical threat of “creeping sharia” in the United States that is so heavily promoted by the far right. His first post is an overview of the subject, on which he wrote a law review paper.
Category Archive: Islamophobia
Feb 21 2014
Feb 03 2014
Rep. Scott DesJarlais has taken time away from his very busy schedule of screwing his patients, impregnating them and urging them to get abortions despite his claim of being “pro-life” to pander to anti-Muslim bigots who are throwing a fit about a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee building a cemetery on their property.
Jan 15 2014
Ah yes, the usual hysterical and completely unsupported assertions from the Worldnetdaily — combined, of course, with an ad for a book they’re making money from, because it isn’t news if they can’t sell you some junk vaguely related to it. They say a retired general has “confirmed” that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the …
Jan 09 2014
If you’ve never heard Pam Geller speak, here’s a video clip of her being her usual obnoxious self. The only alternative to her Islamophobic right-wing activism, she claims, is “the gulag.” Oh, and President Obama is a “terror in the White House” who is “at war with Americanism.”
Jan 06 2014
This is a guest post by Liam Deacon, a philosophy undergrad from Sheffield, England. It’s about a subject I’ve written about many times, the importance (and difficulty) of critiquing Islam even while also criticizing Islamophobia. Liam blogs here and there’s much more to read there.
Nov 13 2013
“Michigan Muslims plot Islamic-Law Court” screams the Worldnetdaily headline. OMG! Sharia law coming to Michigan! People being beheaded! Christians thrown in prison! Run away, run away! The article is actually a perfect example of WND’s “journalism.” This is the sum total of the relevant text in the article:
Nov 06 2013
John Guandolo, the disgraced former FBI agent (he got canned for having sex with a witness in a case) turned hyperbole purveyor about Muslim terrorism, seems to think that Tennessee is a hotbed of Sharia law. This is also the idiot who claims that CIA Director John Brennan is a secretly Muslim double agent.
Nov 04 2013
The National Report, a political satire website, published an article about the city of Dearborn, which is about 50% Arab and Muslim, voting to become the first city to make Sharia law enforceable. Naturally, right wing websites missed the fact that it was a parody and repeated it as factual without doing any research.
Aug 30 2013
Chris Hayes had a report Monday night about how statements from Rep. Louis Gohmert about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the Obama administration are being used in Egypt to fuel anti-American sentiment. Talking Points Memo reports on the same thing.
Aug 16 2013
This is probably going to come as a big shock to you, so you might want to sit down before reading it. Sandy Rios of the American Family Association is repeating tired old right wing lies that were debunked years ago but continue to circulate in emails sent between morons.
Aug 07 2013
The fact that Frank Gaffney and his fellow Islamophobes continue to try to prevent a Muslim congregation in Mufreesboro, TN from opening a larger mosque to accommodate their numbers shows just how obsessed and irrational they are. Now they’re asking the TN Supreme Court to seize the new building.
Jul 31 2013
I’d never heard of Frosty Woolridge before finding a link to this column on a wingnut website. He’s an anti-immigration activist who has been everything from a dance teacher to a “lifestyle coach.” Whatever the hell that is. He used to live in Detroit but he says stupid things like this:
Jul 16 2013
Wingnut radio show host Steve Deace turned the crazy up to 11 on his show last week, claiming that Muslims are outbreeding Christians and that 20 million jihadis will be hunting down our children and grandchildren — unless the Duggars keep having children. This is some serious crazy:
Jul 05 2013
It’s almost refreshing to see that America isn’t the only country with wingnuts ready to flip out over anything even remotely non-Christian. A new cabinet official there was sworn in on the Quran instead of the Bible and a whole lot of people lost their minds over it.
Jun 17 2013
More video is coming out from that event held in Tennessee last week by a Muslim group, prompted by a local politician posting a meme on his Facebook page showing a shotgun pointed at the camera and saying “how to wink at a Muslim.” Pam Geller and hundreds of others showed up to protest it, …