The Worldnutdaily is predictably freaking out over a Turkish-American Cultural Center being built in Maryland. To prove their point, they’re dragging out two entirely credible sources to rant incoherently about how this is all part of a plot to take over America.
Category Archive: Islamophobia
Jun 12 2013
Jun 01 2013
The Western Center for Journalism, founded by Worldnutdaily owner Joseph Farah, is exactly as bad as that fact would lead one to assume. This article by Gerald Todd is a textbook example of yellow journalism, so bad that it might actually be legally actionable. He casually calls a group of Obama administration officials terrorists without …
May 07 2013
The Worldnutdaily has an article sure to spur much outrage in its readers, noting that the Council on American-Islamic Relations is petitioning a school in Maryland to add two Muslim holidays to its calendar of days off from school for teachers and students.
May 06 2013
Erik Rush is really quite ridiculous. After declaring in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings that all Muslims should be killed, he now decides to play pretend and claim that he’s being criticized merely for using the word Muslim. He says that now “publicly uttering ‘Muslim’ now brings accusations of bigotry.” Uh, no. It …
May 03 2013
Though many believe that reactionary Islam is at war with “Western” values of tolerance and human rights — not without reason, of course — it’s also true that there is a serious battle going on within Islam between modernist, moderate Muslims and anti-modern, anti-human rights extremists. Salam al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, …
May 01 2013
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).
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 …