Archive for the 'Islamophobia'

Pam Geller Lies. Film at 11.

Pam Geller is lying. I’m sure that will come as a huge shock to you, but it’s true. U.S. military personnel in Bahrain have been educated on the laws in that country during Ramadan. Geller thinks that means that they’re being “forced to adhere to Sharia.” Read more

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Murfreesboro Mosque Case

The Islamophobic bigots trying to stop a Muslim group in Murfreesboro, TN from building a new mosque to accommodate their growing congregation have lost for good now that the Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of the case they lost in the state courts. Read more

I Owe Ali Rizvi an Apology

I wrote recently in response to an article by Ali Rizvi in the Huffington Post about Islamophobia and a commenter suggested that I was misrepresenting his position. I had originally thought that he was denying the existence of Islamophobia entirely, but I was wrong. Somehow I had missed this one key sentence in his piece: The phobia of being called “Islamophobic” is on the rise — and it’s becoming much more rampant, powerful, and dangerous than Islamophobia itself. I think this makes clear that he does not deny that there is such a thing as Islamophobia, only that he thinks it’s a term that is being used to shut down criticism of Islam itself. I’d like to apologize to him for missing that crucial sentence and thus misrepresenting his position. Everything else in my post I continue to believe is accurate.

Yes Virginia, There Really Is Islamophobia

Ali Rizvi, who I believe was raised Muslim and is now an atheist, has an article in the Huffington Post denying that there is such a thing as Islamophobia. I don’t think he makes the case. He does make the case that the term is sometimes misapplied, however, as in this example from the beginning of the article: Read more

Is There Anything the Right Can’t Politicize 2: Electric Boogaloo

In his weekly radio address over the weekend, President Obama talked about Easter and Passover, sending greetings to those who celebrate those two holidays. But he was far too ecumenical for hateful Islamophobes like Pam Geller, who accused him of “proselytizing for Islam” by even mentioning them. For the record, here is the transcript of the address: Read more