Sharia Report Author Has Record of Hate Against Muslims, Jews, African-Americans

I wrote yesterday about the new report “Shariah: the Threat to America,” which has been endorsed by prominent Republican politicians like Pete Hoekstra and Michele Bachmann. The report suggests that any Muslims who “espouse or support shariah” — that is… Continue Reading  

Prescriptions for an Inquisition

I wrote earlier for IPS about the new Center for Security Policy report “Shariah: The Threat to America,” authored by a team billing itself as “Team B II” (in reference to the 1970s Team B notorious for its alarmist and… Continue Reading  

The New Islamophobia in Action

In my recent Tablet piece, I noted the ways that the conspiracy theories about Muslim-Americans propagated by self-proclaimed “anti-jihadis” like Andy McCarthy, Robert Spencer, and Pamela Geller — which have subsequently been taken up by mainstream politicians like Newt Gingrich… Continue Reading  

The New Anti-Semitism?

My latest piece for Tablet is now up. In it I look at the recent surge in anti-Muslim conspiracy theories and propaganda, particularly during the recent controversy over the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque,” and how they relate to traditional anti-Semitism.… Continue Reading  

More McCarthyism From McCarthy

It’s been a rough couple weeks for Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol’s right-wing outfit Keep America Safe and its media apologists. The group’s now-infamous “Department of Jihad” ad questioning the loyalties of Justice Department officials who had represented Guantanamo detainees… Continue Reading