The Benham Brothers Invent Tale of Non-Existent Bravery

Okay, this is cracking me up. Jason and David Benham, the square-jawed, lunkheaded offspring of anti-abortion extremist Flip Benham, had an interview with the Worldnetdaily in which they literally invented a Muslim march on the anniversary of 9/11 and their own brave hero actions to put a stop to it.

David Benham told WND that “on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Jason and I went to New York City and I remember watching radical Muslims marching through our streets screaming, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ and I stepped into the middle of the street and I began to proclaim the gospel and let them know that that stuff is not welcome in our nation.”

In fact, Jason Benham said, this brave stand against a pro-9/11 rally got the Benhams labeled “anti-Muslim” by us here at Right Wing Watch! “That is one of the things that Right Wing Watch had pulled out, some comments that he made during that celebration where they were saying, ‘Allah conquers everything,’ and David stood up and boldly proclaimed, ‘No he does not,’ and that’s how we got the label that we are anti-Muslim,” Jason said.

Needless to say, there was no such march of “radical Muslims” through NYC praising the terrorist act on 9/11. They made it up out of whole cloth. In fact, the Benhams, through their dad’s Operation Save America, had been marching against Islam and specifically against the so-called Ground Zero Mosque. Right Wing Watch had only cited a report by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League about their actions:

Since Spring 2010, OSA has exploited the controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero by renewing their efforts to demonize Islam. On the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, several OSA leaders organized a protest in downtown Manhattan against the Islamic center. At the protest, held the same day as the rally organized by Stop the Islamization of America, Reverend Rusty Lee Thomas, assistant director of the OSA, said that the religion of Islam was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. “[The center] is a dagger in the heart of our nation by a religion that killed 3000 of our citizens on September 11, 2001,” he said.

Thomas also asked rhetorically, “But why are mosques springing up all over the United States of America? Why are Muslims coming in droves, buying us up and buying us out? Why were we blissfully ignorant of Islam on September 11, 2001, and now there is not a day under the Obama administration we are not being inundated with Islamic indoctrination?”

Ante Pavkovic, described by OSA as its regional director in Charlotte, North Carolina, told rally participants: “How is it…that they are on the verge of building a mosque and insulting us, and offending us, and trampling on the all those that died. Why is Islam gaining in our nation? Why are our leaders assenting to, appealing to, and appeasing the Muslims? Well, we know why. We as a nation have departed from our god.”

David Benham, Flip Benham’s son and an OSA spokesman, called the Islamic center a “den of iniquity,” and referred to Muslims as “the enemy attacking” America. Benham, portraying the United States as a Christian nation, also drew this distinction: “The difference between Islam and Christianity: Islam takes life and enslaves it. Christianity lays its life down and sets you free.” The day prior to the demonstration, OSA released a statement asserting that seeks to convert Muslims who are “enslaved in the tyrannical bondage of Islam” to Christianity.

OSA has been protesting at mosques and harassing Muslim worshippers since 2001, when the group described Islam on its Web site as a “false religion, birthed from the very pit of hell [that] has led to the eternal damnation of billions of precious people.” For years, Flip Benham and his supporters approached Muslims outside their houses of worship to communicate that “Islam and Christianity cannot peacefully coexist. They are at war,” according to OSA’s Web site.

Such messages were delivered by the group on August 6, 2010, when Reverend Benham and other OSA activists harassed worshippers after Friday prayers outside Masjid An-Noor in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Activists reportedly shouted at worshippers leaving and entering the mosque that “Jesus hates Muslims” and “Islam is a lie.”

So they’re just lying. But it’s totally okay because they’re lying for Jesus.

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  • dingojack

    Proverbs 6:16-19

    These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

    A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

    An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

    A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

    The brothers Benham have scored 6 out of 7 (So far…)

    @@ Dingo

  • dingojack

    Proverbs 10:18

    He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.


  • Pierce R. Butler

    And then the Benham Boys™ grabbed the evil Muslims’ Nazi swastika banner and tore it to teeny pieces!

  • StevoR

    Saw a similar story on The Young Turks youtube channel recently :

    which had a nice twist at the end and also turned out that the leader of the anti-Muslim cause was probably just out for cash. Wonder how much the Benham bros here are making from their shit?

  • dingojack

    Benham boys? I thought you said ‘Beagle boys!

    😉 Dingo

  • busterggi

    I remember how I fought at the Alamo, me & Davy Crockett, shoulder to shoulder and backs to the wall…

  • richardelguru

    Let’s lie , let’s lie for Jesus! ye America Saving Operators;


    Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is bored indeed.

  • Anri

    Pierce R. Butler @ 3:

    And then the Benham Boys™ grabbed the evil Muslims’ Nazi swastika banner and tore it to teeny pieces!

    Pieces so small, no one could find any trace of it after – or even before – they started!

  • caseloweraz

    Rusty Lee Thomas: “Why were we blissfully ignorant of Islam on September 11, 2001, and now there is not a day under the Obama administration we are not being inundated with anti-Islamic indoctrination?”

    FTFY. The answer is hiding in your mirror. Go look.

  • peterh

    @ #5:

    Please! Cast not one stone ‘gainst my favorite anti-heroes!