What Would Have Happened If Elliot Rodger’s Parents Told Police He Converted To Islam?

By: Monday May 26, 2014 9:17 am

If Rodger's parents really wanted the cops to do something about their son, they should've claimed he had converted to Islam. — Phan Nguyen (@Phan_N) May 24, 2014 Social media is generally a place for snark, burns, and the sporadic display of silly hashtag activism. But occasionally you see something worth giving further thought to [...]

Fort Hood Shooter Was Iraq War Veteran With PTSD Symptoms

By: Thursday April 3, 2014 6:03 am

UPDATE: Army secretary says Fort Hood shooter saw no combat in Iraq, was not wounded. The soldier who engaged in a shooting spree at Fort Hood yesterday, killing three and then himself, was an Iraq War veteran suffering from conditions like PTSD according to the commanding general of Fort Hood. The shooter, Army Specialist Ivan [...]

BuzzFeed And The ‘Tongues Of Fire’

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 12:00 pm

When BuzzFeed posted an article attacking Max Blumenthal by using his father many were left in shock and awe. The author, Rosie Gray, and Blumenthal had a combative history, but using someone’s dad to attack them? That takes the politics of personal destruction to whole new level, surely this was the worst kind of personal [...]

Angola Reportedly Bans Islam, Dismantles Mosques

By: Monday November 25, 2013 7:47 am

The nation of Angola has reportedly banned the religion of Islam from the country and begun a demolition program of mosques and other Islamic sites. Islam has existed within the country for a number of years though the overwhelming majority of citizens are Christian. The Minister for Culture in Angola, Rosa Cruz, is quoted as [...]

BuzzFeed Hacks Away At Mint Press News’ Syria Story

By: Wednesday October 2, 2013 7:14 am

Viral media and cat picture experts BuzzFeed decided to once again enter the fray of actual journalism, it didn’t go well. Known for mostly writing and rewriting press releases and practicing access journalism (which is to say not-journalism) the listcle masters decided they would tell the “inside story” of Mint Press News. The authors of [...]

Backlash Against All-American Muslim Leads to Bigger Backlash

By: Tuesday December 13, 2011 1:40 pm

The latest overreach from the theocratic right concerns their bid to get advertisers to dump their support of a television show on TLC called All-American Muslim. The eight-episode series follows the lives of families in Dearborn, Michigan, home to the highest concentration of Muslim-Americans in the US. And it’s a pretty mundane rendering of the [...]

US Islamophobes Try to Change Subject on Anti-Muslim Norwegian Mass Murderer

By: Monday July 25, 2011 10:50 am

Anders Behring Breivik, the man who orchestrated the horrific attacks in Norway on Friday, appeared in court for the first time today, and claimed that he has “two more cells” working in concert with him. Mr Breivik had earlier said he had acted alone. Prosecutor Christian Hatlo said police could not rule out that someone [...]

Peter King Supported IRA Acts of Terrorism Before Scapegoating Muslims

By: Wednesday March 9, 2011 7:45 am

Peter King’s Islamic radicalization hearings single out a particular community and a particular type of extremist activity for examination. Other terrorist actions will not get the same scrutiny, particularly the actions that King wholeheartedly supported in the recent past. For Representative Peter T. King, as he seizes the national spotlight this week with a hearing [...]

Sheriff Lee Baca, Only Law Enforcement Witness at King’s Muslim Radicalization Hearings, Speaks Out

By: Wednesday March 9, 2011 7:10 am

Peter King has called any criticism of his McCarthyite “Islamic radicalization” hearing “absolutely insane.” He claims that his hearing, which will look at the cooperation of Muslim-Americans with law enforcement, will expose a radical Muslim community that either looks the other way at or actively participates in terrorism and extremism. This has generated a fair [...]

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