Jamie Glazov interviews my colleague, Robert Spencer, today in Front Page Magazine. He deconstructs the vicious lies and rips the leftist smear machine a new one :)
Justin Elliott of Salon is hopping mad about the New York Times’ slyly contemptuous piece against Pamela Geller: he doesn’t think it contained enough venom, and is eager to supply it himself. And after the time-hallowed fashion of Leftist “media critics,” the “truth” he offers is just more lies. “New York Times runs softball profile of Pamela Geller,” by Justin Elliott for Salon, October 11:
The New York Times on Sunday published a big profile of Pamela Geller, the blogger and anti-Islam activist whose work we have documented, particularly her role creating the “ground zero mosque” controversy out of thin air.
Elliott here is doing what many in the mainstream media have tried to do: blame the entire controversy over the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero on Pamela Geller, then work to marginalize and discredit Pamela Geller, and viola! No more opposition to the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero. This tactic manifests their arrogance and disdain for the American people, 70% of whom oppose the mosque; Elliott and his ilk want you to believe that this opposition doesn’t arise from genuine indignation at the calculated insult and declaration of Islamic supremacism that the mosque represents, but that it has been ginned up by manipulative “right wingers.”
That in turn stems from their narcissistic inability to conceive of the possibility that an intelligent person could in good faith come to a conclusion different from theirs — so they must ascribe any opposition to their point of view to a dishonest desire for gain or the effects of demagoguery. In this they resemble their Islamic supremacist allies, who likewise can’t imagine the possibility that someone might oppose the jihad and Islamic supremacism out of the conviction that Sharia is harmful to human beings and societies, and not out of profiteering or a desire for power. In that, of course, the Islamic supremacists are simply following the lead of the Qur’an and Hadith, both of which consistently characterize unbelievers as knowing that Muhammad is Allah’s prophet but rejecting him out of greed or a desire for power.
The charge of “racism” is extremely tired, but the Left is so intellectually bankrupt that Leftist writers can’t think of anything else to say. Anyone who bothers to consider the issues here will realize after about five seconds that resistance to Sharia’s denial of the freedom of speech and freedom of conscience, and institutionalized oppression of women and non-Muslims, is not remotely racist (Islamic supremacists come in all races) and has nothing to do with race at all. But Justin Elliott hasn’t thought about these issues for five seconds — he is just following along with the other lemmings.
Read the whole thing. It's great.