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  LIES About ‘Islamophobia’

Posted on December 25 2010 3:00 pm
Lisa Graas has covered politics and religion at her blog since 2008. She has served as a crisis pregnancy counselor, youth speaker, mental health advocate and legislative consultant.

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This popular post was originally published Wednesday, December 22.

When reality doesn’t fit Max Blumenthal‘s Christophobic fantasy world, lies are his ace in the hole. In what may be the most nonsensical conspiracy rant of 2010, Blumenthal, a Nation Institute fellow who routinely vilifies people as racists without evidence and demonizes fundamentalist — but altogether harmless — Christians who support Israel, offers up a ludicrous diatribe against what he calls a “cabal” engaged in a “great Islamophobic crusade.”

Blumenthal attempts to show that there is a vast Christian/conservative conspiracy against the so-called “religion of peace” — Islam — and that those of us who speak out against Islamic fascism, genocide, child murder, anti-Semitic indoctrination, funding of extremism, child abuse and rape, etc., are doing so not because we believe in basic human dignity, but rather because we are engaged in some sort of “spasm of anti-Muslim bigotry.” If anyone is experiencing a ‘spasm’ of anti-religious bigotry, it’s Blumenthal.

Get a load of Blumenthal‘s hate-mongering in action.

Nine years after 9/11, hysteria about Muslims in American life has gripped the country. With it has gone an outburst of arson attacks on mosques, campaigns to stop their construction, and the branding of the Muslim-American community, overwhelmingly moderate, as a hotbed of potential terrorist recruits[…]

[…]This network is obsessively fixated on the supposed spread of Muslim influence in America. Its apparatus spans continents, extending from Tea Party activists here to the European far right. It brings together in common cause right-wing ultra-Zionists, Christian evangelicals, and racist British soccer hooligans. It reflects an aggressively pro-Israel sensibility, with its key figures venerating the Jewish state as a Middle Eastern Fort Apache on the front lines of the Global War on Terror and urging the U.S. and various European powers to emulate its heavy-handed methods.[…]

With all due respect (very little is actually due here) one wonders if Blumenthal is off his proverbial rocker. This claim of anti-Muslim “hysteria”, without which his conspiracy theory unravels, is insanely false. One might even say it’s spastic. More accurately, it’s just another “astonishing act of left-handed legerdemain” of the sort that  Blumenthal routinely engages in as he touts the very same falsehoods we are used to seeing from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). The latest statistics from the FBI tell quite a different story.

Next: Learn which religious group in America is the most hated.

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