Facts vs. Narrative, Utoya Edition

Norwegian journalist Magnus Nome was in the good ol’ US of A when self-styled counterjihadist crusader  Anders Breivik decided to escalate his murderous fantasies about Eurabian conquest from Outer Wingnuttia into the real world.  Thankfully, CNN, Fox News et al were ready to provide informed,...

So What If Park51 WERE a Mosque?

Over at the indispensable Religion Dispatches, Aisha Ghani critiques what she contends is a disturbing tactic of  certain liberals/progressives defending the so-called ‘Ground Zero Mosque’: In the past weeks, we have seen how liberal defenders have responded to the ‘fear and trembling’ that the...

Hey, Over on the Left — A REAL Racist!!11

Ok, so, you’re an angry Islamaphobe in petulant denial over the angry Islamophobia fuelling the “debate” [sic] over the ZOMG Ground Zero Mosque!!1one What do you do when a video clearly showing the ugly, latent racism behind organized anti-Cordoba opposition goes viral? Weak-ass wingnut tu...

How Not To Prove Your Lack of Bigotry, By Franklin Graham

Memo to Outer Wingnuttia: If you’re gonna collectively whinge about the ZOMG Ground Zero Mosque!!1one imam comparing Park51 opposition to the persecution of Jews over the years, perhaps y’all should refrain from big-upping asstastically bigoted bullshit like this classy nugget from proud...

Howard Dean: Why I Back Separate Yet Equal 2.0

Howard Dean seems to be under the mistaken impression that repeatedly shoveling the same bullshit will somehow make it smell sweeter: My argument is simple. This center may be intended as a bridge or a healing gesture but it will not be perceived that way unless a dialogue with a real attempt to understand...

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