William Saletan makes a point that I have been making for years, which is that in our fight to remain safe from the attacks of Muslim extremists, our most important allies are moderate Muslims (who are often at as much risk from such attacks as we are).
Category Archive: Islamophobia
May 01 2013
Apr 28 2013
John Guandolo is the former FBI agent who was fired for a sex scandal, now turned professional Islamophobe. This is the whacko who claimed that John Brennan had converted to Islam and is now a Muslim terrorist. He went on Rick Wiles’ radio show and delivered an absolutely bizarre statement about wanting Americans to turn …
Apr 24 2013
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Bryan Fischer is once again beating the drum for banning all Muslims from entering the country. Because remember, the First Amendment only applies to Christians, who generously allow others to have their freedom but retain the right to stop doing so any time they please.
Apr 17 2013
I’ve not waded into the recent back and forth between Glenn Greenwald, Sam Harris and a few others over accusations of Islamophobia. I haven’t had the time to look up different statements used as evidence of Islamophobia on the part of Harris, Hitchens and Dawkins, and without doing that I don’t think I have any …
Mar 26 2013
Frank Gaffney, the absolutely unhinged Islamophobe, is clearly living in an alternate reality, a parallel universe in which President Obama is a Muslim and little more than a tool of the reactionary Muslim terrorists. Here he is on the Janet Mefferd show talking about the guy who made that Innocence of Muslims video:
Mar 25 2013
Pam Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative has taken out ads on buses in San Francisco, to run later this month that include a series of quotes from Muslim leaders about the evils of homosexuality, ostensibly to gain sympathy in the notoriously pro-equality city. Here are those quotes:
Mar 18 2013
One of the things I find endlessly amusing is watching the really really far right attack the really far right as not being crazy enough. Robert Spencer and his pal Pam Geller do this whenever anyone on the right even suggests that maybe they’ve taken things a bit too far, accusing them of being tools …
Feb 26 2013
Rep. Louis Gohmert, who really must be the dumbest man in Congress (sorry, Steve King; keep trying), went on a right wing talk show and offered up a novel argument against gun control — it’s needed to stop the impending Sharia takeover of the country.
Feb 07 2013
And by vanishing, I don’t mean that the threat is disappearing, I mean that the threat is vanishingly small and always has been. A new study finds that there is very, very little threat of terrorist attacks from American Muslims despite the efforts of overseas Muslim reactionaries to create it. My former colleague Spencer Ackerman …
Jan 18 2013
Rep. Walter Jones (R-NCrazy) is throwing a fit about a grant given to a community college in his district to buy books about Muslim culture. And apparently he thinks that the only people who would possibly want to learn anything about Muslim culture are Muslims:
Jan 09 2013
David Horowitz is thoroughly bugnutty, but one of his employees, Jamie Glazov, may be even worse. He went on the Janet Mefferd radio show — the place to be for paranoid right wing nutballs — and said that Obama has instituted speech codes and invited the Islamists to invade.
Dec 17 2012
A ridiculous chain email from a Tea Party nut claiming that the Irving School District in Texas was “indoctrinating children with Islam” led the school board to ask for a full investigation of the curriculum. The investigator found that the school was actually promoting Christianity, not Islam.
Dec 11 2012
Over the last couple years, the Worldnutdaily has contracted with Wenzel Strategies to do polling, as many conservative groups do. And now he’s promoting a new poll by Wenzel that purports to show what Muslim-Americans really believe — naturally, it’s what Farah thinks they believe. But he wants to establish the poll’s credibility by emphasizing …
Nov 28 2012
With the current two year session of the Michigan state legislature set to expire at the end of the year, and with it all submitted bills, the state House is set to take up HB 4769, which would prohibit the use of foreign or Sharia law if its use would violate the rights of any …