New comment on Spencer invite

I posted a new comment to the labrynth of comments on the Spencer/ALA controversy mentioned yesterday.

Here it again.

svend Says:
July 10, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Reply

Incidentally, it’s not just Muslims or traditional academics who
decry Spencer’s dubious scholarship and lacking objectivity. It’s even
caught the eye of media observers.

Take a look at media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in
Reporting (FAIR) report, “Smearcasters: How Islamophobes spread fear,
bigotry and misinformation”

There’s no question that Spencer’s endless attacks on Islam and
Muslims have played a role in fueling the kind of irrational fear and
bigotry against Muslims with the Republican Party that General Colin
Powell so courageously denounced at the tail end of the 2008
presidential election.

As FAIR’s report points out, his prejudice has even been
denounced by fellow rightwing critics of Islam, such as Dinesh D’Souza
and Stephen Schwartz. When an inveterate Muslim basher like Schwartz,
known for shrill attacks on pretty much all mainstream Muslim groups

(not to mention his trademark obsession with Saudi Arabia and
Wahhabism) is moved to speak out against your rants against Islam,
that’s pretty serious.

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