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...]

Totally Not Racist Son Wants to ‘Kill Some Towel Heads’

A teenager in Bakersfield, California tweeted the other day that for 9/11 he wanted to "kill some towel heads" and wondered who was with him. While this is not legally what is called a "true threat" because he didn't single anyone out or make a specific threat, it's pretty abhorrent. But his mother wants you to know that he's really a very good boy and totally not racist or anything. … [Read more...]

Geller’s Bigoted Response to Syrian Refugee ‘Invasion’


Pam Geller, the right-wing Islamophobe who sees Muslim boogeymen under every bed, has a predictably absurd and bigoted response to the flood of refugees to Europe fleeing the horrifying civil war in Syria. In her deranged mind, refugees trying to escape terror are an "invasion" and they're all going to turn into terrorists once they'd firmly ensconced into European countries or the United States. … [Read more...]

A Plan to Repopulate Detroit

David D. Laitin, a professor of political science and co-director of the Immigration and Integration Policy Lab at Stanford University, and Marc Jahr, former president of the New York City Housing Development Corporation, have an op-ed in the New York Times with an intriguing plan to repopulate the city of Detroit, which has lost more than a million residents from its peak. The idea: Bring in a million or so refugees from the Syrian civil war. … [Read more...]

Savage Baffled by Muslims at a Museum

There's that phenomenon where bigoted jerks are put into a situation where the object of their bigotry does not act like the stereotypes the bigot has of them would predict, but the bigot never thinks to question whether their stereotypes are true. Instead, they're just confused and baffled by it all. How can these people not be like they are in my head, they think. Like Michael Savage and Muslims: … [Read more...]

WND: The Muslims are Going to Take Over America!

"Secret Weapon to Take Over America Revealed," screams the breathless Worldnetdaily headline. Never one to miss an opportunity to spread unjustified fear, especially when they've got a product to sell, the story they're pushing this time is that Muslim immigration is going to turn the United States into a Muslim country with Sharia law. The math is just a tad bit suspect. … [Read more...]

Pam Geller Lies. Film at 11.

Pam Geller is lying. I'm sure that will come as a huge shock to you, but it's true. U.S. military personnel in Bahrain have been educated on the laws in that country during Ramadan. Geller thinks that means that they're being "forced to adhere to Sharia." … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Murfreesboro Mosque Case

The Islamophobic bigots trying to stop a Muslim group in Murfreesboro, TN from building a new mosque to accommodate their growing congregation have lost for good now that the Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of the case they lost in the state courts. … [Read more...]

I Owe Ali Rizvi an Apology

I wrote recently in response to an article by Ali Rizvi in the Huffington Post about Islamophobia and a commenter suggested that I was misrepresenting his position. I had originally thought that he was denying the existence of Islamophobia entirely, but I was wrong. Somehow I had missed this one key sentence in his piece:The phobia of being called "Islamophobic" is on the rise -- and it's becoming much more rampant, powerful, and dangerous than Islamophobia itself.I think this makes … [Read more...]

Yes Virginia, There Really Is Islamophobia

Ali Rizvi, who I believe was raised Muslim and is now an atheist, has an article in the Huffington Post denying that there is such a thing as Islamophobia. I don't think he makes the case. He does make the case that the term is sometimes misapplied, however, as in this example from the beginning of the article: … [Read more...]

Is There Anything the Right Can’t Politicize 2: Electric Boogaloo

In his weekly radio address over the weekend, President Obama talked about Easter and Passover, sending greetings to those who celebrate those two holidays. But he was far too ecumenical for hateful Islamophobes like Pam Geller, who accused him of "proselytizing for Islam" by even mentioning them. For the record, here is the transcript of the address: … [Read more...]