Eugene Volokh is one of the top First Amendment scholars in the country and he was asked to testify at a hearing for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the civil liberties environment for Muslims and Arabs in America after 9/11. He has been a strong advocate for the equal rights of Muslims, strongly …
Category Archive: Islamophobia
Nov 15 2012
Oct 25 2012
Avi Lipkin isn’t the only one pushing this absurd idea that Obama is trying to import Muslims to take over the country. He isn’t talking about 50-100 million of them — at least not yet — but he’s still claiming that Obama, and the all-powerful United Nations, are importing Muslims at an alarming rate and …
Oct 24 2012
That’s the latest hysterical — not funny hysterical but batshit crazy hysterical — declaration from the completely unhinged Pam Geller and her fellow Islamophobes like Frank Gaffney and Robert Spencer. Right Wing Watch has links to all the absurd accusations:
Oct 15 2012
Religious right loony Rick Joyner bizarrely claims that Hillary Clinton has been “advocating using Sharia and honoring Sharia law.” Uh, what? When? Please quote something that even suggests such a thing. Remember when the wingnuts threw a fit about Clinton urging mostly Muslim nations not to criminalize being gay? Hey, whatever works.
Sep 29 2012
Retired Gen. Jerry Boykin continues to spew some of the most outlandish rhetoric in the country. He’s long claimed that Muslims should not be covered by the First Amendment, repeating the tired and absurd line that Islam isn’t a religion but is a political ideology, but now he’s actually put a number to it:
Sep 25 2012
Yes, that’s what Ellis Washington actually declares in his latest column for the Worldnutdaily, that we are all living under Sharia law now. Of course, the fact that he is free to publish such tripe, and to publish at all as a Christian, kind of disproves that hyperbolic nonsense — but he never was known …
Sep 22 2012
Here’s an interview with Salman Rushdie discussing the now-infamous anti-Islam film that may have provoked the attacks in Libya and Egypt. He comes out strongly for the freedom of speech and argues, quite rightly, that the video may be disgusting, but violent reactions to it are far, far worse.
Sep 13 2012
Here’s a rather odd twist on what one would expect in a case involving a Muslim divorce agreement — one where the Muslim legal principle would actually be better for the wife than what American law provides. But a Kansas court rejected the wife’s attempts to enforce what is called a “mahr contract” because it …
Sep 04 2012
Bradlee Dean continues to be a reliable fountain of stupidity in his Worldnutdaily columns. This time he’s screaming “The Muslims are coming, the Muslims are coming!” He says, with no evidence at all, that Muslims have infiltrated our schools and are teaching kids to be jihadists.
Sep 03 2012
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. …
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.