The worst-case scenario is unfolding in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood has broken its pledge not to seek the presidency. Since the ouster of Mr. Mubarak, however, many younger and reform-minded members have said they have grown disappointed with Mr. Shater. They say he has enforced an insular and hierarchical culture left over from the … Continue reading Fundamentalists never tolerate moderation
If the pattern continues Cain will apologize for these comments and say something similarly ignorant a week from now: He did have a slight worry at one point during the chemotherapy process when he discovered that one of the surgeon’s name was “Dr. Abdallah.” “I said to his physician assistant, I said, ‘That sounds foreign–not … Continue reading I think we can safely call Herman Cain a religious bigot
An American Muslim is tired of apologizing for 9/11. Nickleback is planning on releasing another album. Should I ask white people to apologize for that?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can forget ever getting the Republican presidential nomination after turning his trademark bluntness on a significant faction of the GOP base. “This Sharia law business is crap,” said Christie, denouncing critics of a recently appointed Muslim judge. “It’s just crazy. And I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.”
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A telling sampling, collected by Al Jazeera: Libyan rebels, fighting to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, broadly welcome the news of the death of al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told AFP in an interview that the US killing of Osama bin Laden, not far from the Pakistani capital, was a “great … Continue reading Reaction from the Muslim world
Disgraced author James Frey, in a new tome chronicling the Second Coming of Christ, depicts the Messiah as “an active bisexual who supports his prostitute girlfriend when she aborts her first child.” Replace Jesus with Muhammad and I think you can guess the consequences in places such as Kandahar. While forcing Frey into hiding might count … Continue reading Good thing James Frey isn’t writing about Muhammad
“We’re a religion of peace and if you don’t agree we’ll cut your fucking head off.” Bill Maher, on that religion we’re never supposed to criticize.
A real profile in courage.
Glad to see Anderson Cooper holding greedy celebrities accountable for accepting millions to perform for Gadaffi’s son. Better watch it, Anderson: Russell Simmons, who, in 2010, attended junior’s birthday party in St. Barts, might accuse you of Islamophobia.
The winner of 2010’s worst use of moral equivalence now asserts that it’s wrong for Americans to lecture the Arab world on gender, “as if somehow we treat women better in this country.” Is that up for debate? Fortunately, Bill Maher called Tavis Smiley out on his absurd relativism: “When you tolerate intolerance, you’re not … Continue reading Tavis Smiley at it again
Perhaps most controversially, [British Prime Minister David Cameron] called for an end to a double standard that he said had tolerated the propagation of radical views among nonwhite groups that would be suppressed if they involved radical groups among whites. Muslim groups in Britain were quick to condemn the speech, among them the Muslim Council … Continue reading Respecting modernity shouldn’t be controversial
I don’t recall the Columbine killers invoking Jesus’ name as they executed their classmates. And, for the record, Timothy McVeigh was motivated by ideology, not religion. If it makes Tavis Smiley feel better to think his faith is populated by as many dangerous extremists as Islam, fine. There was a time when he would’ve been … Continue reading Pointless year in review presents … 2010’s worst use of moral equivalence
Why was the Islamic fundamentalist formerly known as Cat Stevens invited to the Stewart-Colbert rally? Salman Rushdie is right to gripe. In my previous post about Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam I quoted Salman Rushdie’s surprise that Jon Stewart had given a starring role at his “Rally for Sanity” to a crooner who had previously opined that … Continue reading Nothing sane about Yusuf Islam
The ever-expanding fringe right knows no shame: