Stop the hate.
Welp, looks like it’s that time of year again! Time to blame the asshattery of a few hundreds Muslims on, like, 2.1 billion Muslims in the world, most of whom, I bet, have never not once burned an American flag.
First up? Newsweek. In the latest issue of Newsweek, Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes the cover story, and claims that radical Islam represents the mainstream of contemporary Islam. What evidence does she offer? None, of course! Just a personal anecdote to give her claims credibility. Besides, who needs evidence when one has a Muslim-y last name (like Kamal “Hillary Clinton is working with Islamists to shut down churches and synagogues” Saleem does) and can feed American wingnuts all the Islamophobia they need in digestible chunks.
After all, would a lady with the name Ali lie to you? She probably burnt some flags in her day, saw Jesus, and realized that here in America, we don’t burn flags — only Qu’rans.
Of course, she wouldn’t lie to you:
The Muslim men and women (and yes, there are plenty of women) who support — whether actively or passively — the idea that blasphemers deserve to suffer punishment are not a fringe group. On the contrary, they represent the mainstream of contemporary Islam.
[read full-post at ABLC]