Meet the Nation’s Dumbest Parent


We've seen many instances of Christian conservatives losing their minds over their children learning some basic facts about Islam in their history classes, but this mother from Florida provides a perfect justification for why the schools teach those things: So they don't end up as ignorant as their parents. Christian Kayla Normandin in this video throws a fit about the fact that her kid's textbook teaches about "Ay-rabic numerals." … [Read more...]

40% of NC Republicans Want to Outlaw Islam


Yet another piece of evidence that pretty much destroys the idea that there is no such thing as Islamophobia, particularly on the American right. A new poll shows that 40% of Republicans in the state of North Carolina think Islam should be outlawed completely, with another 20% not sure about it. And a majority of supporters of Donald Trump in the state agree that it should be banned. … [Read more...]

ACLJ Freaks Out Over Comparative Religion Lessons


The American Center for Law and Justice, Pat Robertson's answer to the ACLU run by the extraordinarily dishonest Jay Sekulow and his son, is throwing a fit over lesson plans at a Georgia school that teach about Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Why? Because they teach them about very basic things like the five pillars of Islam, the shahada and that they all worship the same God. … [Read more...]

Gaffney Brings White Supremacist on His Radio Show

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Frank Gaffney, the absolutely unhinged bigot who founded the Center for Security Policy and hosts a radio show, brought one of the nation's most infamous white supremacists on his show to rail against the evils of immigrants and "so-called refugees." After bringing him on the show and praising his "wonderful" work, which he "appreciates tremendously," Gaffney now claims he had no idea he was a white supremacist. … [Read more...]

When the Right Suddenly Gets Concerned About Muslim Views


One of the more ridiculous arguments we sometimes hear from the Christian right is that we can't pass progressive policies that help gay people or women because that will inflame the Muslim world and put our troops in danger (not that we have many troops in war zones anymore). Louis Gohmert is the latest to suddenly develop a concern for the views of Muslims while demanding that the Senate not confirm the openly gay Eric Fanning as Army Secretary. … [Read more...]

Perkins Agrees That Clock Kid Might Blow Up the White House


Wow. The wingnuts have spewed a lot of incredibly stupid things about Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year old who built a clock and took it to school to show his engineering teacher and ended up being arrested on absolutely ridiculous charges, but this one has to take the cake. Tony Perkins took a call on his radio show from a guy who said that Obama was wrong to invite him to the White House because he might bring a bomb and blow it up, with which Perkins said he "agree[d] 100%." … [Read more...]

Bakker: ISIS is in Every Church in America!


Convicted felon and con man Jim Bakker (as Jeff Stilson said, he spells his name with two Ks because three would have been too obvious) is working overtime trying to scare viewers of his show on Christian TV stations to buy his huge buckets of survival food. Now he's telling them that ISIS has infiltrated every single church in America, including theirs! Be afraid, be very afraid -- then buy shit from me. … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer Award Nominee: Ben Carson


The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who exhibit a breathtaking lack of self-awareness, accusing their opponents of possessing their own worst traits. Today's winner is Ben Carson, who is demonstrating his utter obliviousness to his own contradictions in trying to defend his position that no one should vote for a Muslim to be president. Just listen to this statement: … [Read more...]

Larry Klayman and Alex Jones, Together at Last

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, returned to his natural habitat, the Alex Jones show, to rant and rave about Obama being a "Muslim through and through" who "sympathizes with a Muslim caliphate" and "the mullahs in Tehran." Oh, and he wishes the military leaders would lead a coup against Obama like in Egypt, which wouldn't really be a coup since Obama is an illegitimate president anyway. … [Read more...]

Trump Defends Himself Over Muslim Comments at Townhall


As I'm sure you know, late last week Donald Trump was having a townhall meeting when a guy stood up and said that Obama was a Muslim, that we should kick Muslims out of the country entirely, and that there are terrorist training camps set up in the United States that Obama is doing nothing about. Trump did not dispute any of that, saying that "we need this question" and that he'd be "looking into" it. Here's the full exchange: … [Read more...]

Mousavi Calls Out a Santorum Lie

My friend Kaveh Mousavi, who lives in Iran and was raised in the predominately Shiite Muslim culture there, catches Rick Santorum making an absolutely ridiculous claim about what Shiites believe. His claim was that 2/3 of Shiites in Iran believe that these are the last days and that the Mahdi, the Muslim messiah, is going to return soon. He did this, presumably, to support the idea that Iran is trying to start a nuclear war to bring that about. … [Read more...]

Gaffney Defends Police in Stupid Clock Arrest

Deranged anti-Muslim bigot Frank Gaffney, who sees a terrorist in every Arab or Muslim face he encounters, is defending the school and the police in Irving, Texas who arrested a 14-year old student who made a clock and brought it to school to show his engineering teacher on the grounds that it looked like a bomb. And he's saying some seriously stupid shit in the process. … [Read more...]