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...]

Bigot Tired of Being Put in the Back of the Bus

Lou Ann Zelenik is mad as hell and she's not going to take it anymore. The Tennessee Republican congressional candidate has been the most outspoken opponent of the building of a new mosque in Murfreesboro and when a student journalist tried to interview her about it recently she said she was "tired of having to be at the back of the bus." They really do think they're the ones being oppressed when they're not allowed to oppress others. This video shows just how unhinged she and her followers are. … [Read more...]

TN Islamophobes File Yet Another Suit

Man, the wingnuts in Tennessee simply won't give up. They've spent the last few years doing everything they can to prevent a Muslim community that has been in the area for decades from building a larger mosque to accommodate their numbers and now they've filed yet another lawsuit over the designation of part of their property as a cemetery. … [Read more...]

Volokh on ‘Creeping Sharia’

Law professor Eugene Volokh is devoting the entire week to blogging about the mythical threat of "creeping sharia" in the United States that is so heavily promoted by the far right. His first post is an overview of the subject, on which he wrote a law review paper. … [Read more...]

DesJarlais Rails Against Muslim Cemetery

Rep. Scott DesJarlais has taken time away from his very busy schedule of screwing his patients, impregnating them and urging them to get abortions despite his claim of being "pro-life" to pander to anti-Muslim bigots who are throwing a fit about a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee building a cemetery on their property. … [Read more...]

WND: Muslims Brotherhood Infiltrated the Government!

Ah yes, the usual hysterical and completely unsupported assertions from the Worldnetdaily -- combined, of course, with an ad for a book they're making money from, because it isn't news if they can't sell you some junk vaguely related to it. They say a retired general has "confirmed" that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Obama administration. … [Read more...]