Silly machinations against Muslim women in Scotland

The latest stupid Western overreaction to hijab. A Scottish bus company recently went to the trouble to promulgate a rule requiring that veiled women show their faces when boarding a bus on one of their passes. BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Edinburgh and East | Anger at bus firm's veil ruling A bus company in Edinburgh has sparked anger over rules requiring drivers to ask Muslim women wearing the veil to show their faces.  Religious groups and unions said the rules introduced by Lothian Buses … [Read more...]

FBI: Muslim neighbors pose growing threat

The latest alarmist report from the MSM about the threat supposedly posed by American Muslims. FBI, security officials warn of growing threat from Islamic extremists 'next door' - Plots by American-based Islamic terrorists with no direct ties to international terror networks form a large and growing threat to the American homeland, FBI and other security officials say.The problem I have is that I don't know who to believe, as a lot of sensationalism and incompetence is muddying the … [Read more...]

The resurrection of Willie Horton in the service of Islamophobia

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“The quackery of Dr. Wafa Sultan on Muslim church burnings” (

Just posted something on on an example of Wafa Sultan's palpable ignorance. || The quackery of Dr. Wafa Sultan on Muslim church burnings This quote culled from a vacuous Wall Street Journal writeup  [HT: The Jawa Report] of the so-called Summit of Secular Islam [...] perfectly captures the ignorance, shallowness and in some cases bald mendacity of the "insider" critiques of Islam being peddled by the ex-Muslim dissidents increasingly championed by the … [Read more...]

New from Monty Python: the Ministry of Silly Islamic Activists

Ever wonder how Monty Python would've discussed Islam and Muslims?  Wonder no more.  Behold the upcoming Secular Islam Summit, wherein an assortment of people with Muslim-sounding names are going to--drum roll, please--"chart the future course of reason, pluralism, and freedom of conscience in the Islamic world". Some folks in the MSM appear to be excited about this millennial gathering, including CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck, who announced that he'd be broadcasting his … [Read more...]

L.A. Eight vindicated

I just posted over at on the "L.A. Eight" case. || LA Eight's vindication a defeat for Islamophobia and victory for America Good news in the war on terror, bad news in the War Against Muslim Participation in American Life. A resounding blow has been struck for justice and rule of law in a decades old case of government-sanctioned pro-Israeli political persecution against American Arabs and Muslims.  The "LA 8" have finally been vindicated. A … [Read more...]

Fundamentalists who wish people “Merry Christmas”

Every now and again you come across an exquisitely perfect illustration of how inane, biased and paranoid attitudes toward Muslims often are today.  Periodically, widespread doublestandards and neuroses about Islam and Muslims deconstruct before your very eyes. One of my all time favorite examples of such moments of almost gnostic insight into the underlying nature of reality was when it was reported in 2004 that the Justice Department and FBI had determined that out of 62 cases of … [Read more...]

Tariq Ramadan and this adminstration’s need to dehumanize Muslims

L'affaire Tariq Ramadan lives on.  [HT:  American Leftist].Why I'm Banned in the USA - I am increasingly convinced that the Bush administration has barred me for a much simpler reason: It doesn't care for my political views. In recent years, I have publicly criticized U.S. policy in the Middle East, the war in Iraq, the use of torture, secret CIA prisons and other government actions that undermine fundamental civil liberties. And for many years, through my research … [Read more...]