Rick Wiles Can’t Do Math

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Deranged wingnut Rick Wiles says that "Jihad Barry" (his nickname for Obama) is leading an "Islamic invasion of America." And he actually cites Avi Lipkin, the even more deranged fabulist who claims that Obama has been moving "50-100 million Muslims" into the country and hiding them in our national parks. And his proof for this is the 10,000 Syrian refugees being let in by the end of 2016. … [Read more...]

Jesse Lee Peterson Should Not Be Allowed to Vote


Jesse Lee Peterson, the incredibly far-right wingnut who thinks women should not be allowed to vote (because he's as much a misogynist as he is an anti-gay bigot and an Uncle Tom on racial matters), has a bizarre column at the Worldnetdaily that will just leave you scratching your head. He combines the protests at Missouri with the terrorist attacks in Paris in one big jumble of stupid. … [Read more...]

Republican Governors Strike the Xenophobia Pose


In the wake of the attacks in Paris, nearly a dozen state governors, all of them Republicans, have come out and declared that they will not accept any Syrian refugees granted asylum in the United States. I am about equal parts appalled by the xenophobia and jingoism and amused at the notion that they have such authority. They don't, at least partly for the reasons Ian Millhiser offers: … [Read more...]

Worldnetdaily Flips Out Over Mythical ‘Shariahville’


Last week the city of Hamtramck, Michigan became the first city in the country to elect a Muslim majority to its city council. That has the bigoted, Islamophobic right wing losing their minds, naturally. The Worldnetdaily declares that city to be "Shariahville" and packs a whole lot of empty fear-mongering and xenophobia into an article with no evidence whatsoever. … [Read more...]

Debunking That ‘Taqiyya’ Nonsense

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In his diatribe about the evils of allowing a Muslim to be president, ignorant jackass Ben Carson repeated a claim that is taken as gospel truth among the Christian right Islamophobes: "Taqiyya is a component of Sharia that allows, and even encourages you to lie to achieve your goals.” Brian Catlos, a historian specializing in Muslim history in Europe, calls this out for the nonsense that it is: … [Read more...]

Land Suddenly Loves Separation of Church and State


Richard Land, former chair of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and now president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, has suddenly discovered that he loves the First Amendment's separation of church and state. Well, he loves it as long as it applies to Muslims, that is. Separation of mosque and state is very important to him. … [Read more...]

Florida Wingnuts Flip Out Over Muslims Praying

Sam Harris once said in an exchange with Glenn Greenwald, "There is no such thing as 'Islamophobia.' This is a term of propaganda designed to protect Islam from the forces of secularism by conflating all criticism of it with racism and xenophobia." Sorry Sam, you're completely full of shit. Want yet another disproof of this idiotic claim? Read this article about what happened when a picture was posted of a group of Muslims peacefully praying on a beach: … [Read more...]

Cruz Keeps Up the Demagoguery on Syrian Refugees


Ted Cruz, like Donald Trump, has been fear-mongering on the subject of taking in a few thousand Syrian refugees as loudly and often as he can. Fear, of course, is a powerful political weapon. But in doing so, he's lying and obfuscating repeatedly in his claims. He seems to think that we have no way of screening refugees at all and that anyone that we let in is just bound to be a terrorist. … [Read more...]

Savage Lies About Syrian Refugees Too


Unhinged wingnut radio host Michael Savage is joining the conservative chorus of lies about bringing in a few thousand refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war, but as usual he goes much further with the deranged conspiracy theories. He says Obama is bringing them in as an "army to overthrow the people" while flat out lying about the number and demographic makeup of the refugees we might take in. … [Read more...]

Anti-Muslim Protest in Dearborn Fizzles


There were supposed to be a whole bunch of anti-Muslim rallies at mosques around the country by armed paranoid extremists affiliated with the Oath Keepers and other far-right groups, but they mostly fizzled. That includes here in Dearborn, which has the largest Arab population in the country (many of them Christian, actually), where a small number of idiots showed up and were greeted by far more counter-protesters. … [Read more...]

Armed Extremists Protesting at Mosques. This Should End Well.


A bunch of heavily-armed far-right extremists are going to be demonstrating outside of mosques around the country today, including here in Michigan at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, the largest mosque in the United States. They include people from the Oath Keepers and other extremist groups who buy into all manner of bizarre conspiracy theories, which makes them highly susceptible to calls for violence. … [Read more...]

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...]