Chris Stedman of the Harvard Humanists has a column at Religion Dispatches about atheism and Islamophobia that, in my view, gets some things right and some things wrong on the subject. The main problem, I think, is that he doesn’t make a distinction between criticism, even if it might be inaccurate, and hatred or bigotry. …
Category Archive: Islamophobia
Sep 03 2012
Aug 10 2012
Mitt Romney continues to kiss the rings of every whackjob on the right he can find. While I was in Denver last week, so was Romney, meeting with Gary Bauer, James Dobson, Tony Perkins and Jerry Boykin. Boykin is the worst of this very bad group, for reasons I’ve documented on this blog many times …
Aug 09 2012
Bryan Fischer should really get together with Debbie Schlussel to form the world’s greatest Sharia plot detection team. I mean, you can’t fool those two. No matter how cleverly you hide that secret plot to impose Sharia law on the world, they’ll sniff it out. I mean, you’d think that having the first female athlete …
Aug 06 2012
Here in Michigan we have a woman named Debbie Schlussel. Imagine a combination of Ann Coulter and Pam Geller, only dumber and even less charming. She manages to find secret Muslim plots in every situation, in much the same way that Charles Manson was able to detect hidden messages in Beatles songs telling him to …
Aug 02 2012
During the controversy over the Park 51 Islamic center — what opponents falsely call the Ground Zero Mosque — we heard over and over again that they were just upset because it was too close to twin towers. Apparently, Brooklyn is too close as well.
Jul 30 2012
With Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, in the crosshairs of the loony right, fake “ex-terrorist” Walid Shoebat is turning the crazy up to 11 by showing how one false premise can lead to two ridiculous conclusions.
Jul 26 2012
Several Republican leaders have condemned Michele Bachmann’s witch hunt of Huma Abedin, but none of them with as strong a record as a conservative than Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin. Asked about the issue at a townhall meeting, Sensenbrenner not only defended Abedin but the very idea of religious equality:
Jul 24 2012
Rep. Dave Agema, who was recently elected by the Michigan GOP to represent them on the Republican National Committee, is a special kind of stupid, the kind who would need a promotion to get to be a mere idiot. Here’s a perfect example:
Jul 13 2012
The absolutely deranged Frank Gaffney struggles mightily to make a coherent argument for his staggeringly inane belief that President Obama is dedicated to advancing both Sharia law AND the “radical homosexual agenda.” And he’s doing so in the Moonie Times, owned by a guy with his own version of Sharia law and a deep-seated hatred …
Jul 09 2012
Kamal Saleem continues to push the paranoid delusion that Muslims are on the verge of taking over the United States by taking control of every institution, from academia to the government. Check out this wheelbarrow full of crazy:
Jun 29 2012
Unhinged crazy person and former Gen. Jerry Boykin says that Dearborn, Michigan, which has the largest Arab (not necessarily Muslim) population outside the Middle East, is ruled by Sharia law and indistinguishable from Beirut or Damascus (as though those two cities were the same, for crying out loud).
Jun 27 2012
Pam Geller is having another hysterical freakout, this time because the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles canceled a speech she was scheduled to give there over the weekend. Even her co-religionists think she’s nuts, apparently. So now she’s going to protest against them and call them terrorist collaborators:
Jun 27 2012
Ilya Somin, a libertarian law professor and often a critic of President Obama, agrees completely with his new immigration policy of not deporting those who were brought here as children. And he takes on John Yoo and other partisan hacks for their unjustified objections to it:
Jun 25 2012
Unhinged crazy person Pam Geller now thinks the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), which has been used by thousands of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues to overrule local zoning laws, should be repealed because — gasp! — now Muslims are using it too.
Jun 22 2012
Despite its firing of John Derbyshire and stated practice not to feature the writings of white supremacists, the National Review is now featuring David Yerushalmi, Pam Geller’s buddy, who thinks we should make it illegal to be Muslim in America and that we should return to a time when only white male landowners voted.