Charles: The defender of Islam

Once one of Islam’s harshest critics, Charles Johnson is now its biggest defender. He does a post lamenting how bad Muslims allegedly have it.

How many Muslims have been killed in America since the Charlie Hebdo attack Charles? Seriously, you will never work off that fatwa no matter how much butt kissing you do.

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139 Comments on “Charles: The defender of Islam”

  1. Because olo says:

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    charles 2001-09-11 08:26:52

    The creatures who did this were not human. Humanity is something you choose; when these things chose their course, plotted their evil, and carried it out, they relinquished the privilege of being considered human.Even more sickening are the scenes of celebration coming out of Palestine and other Islamic states. Such hate. Such joyous embracing of evil. It’s just soul-wrenching.

    • rightymouse says:

      And with those words, he built a large and exclusive following. He had the respect of great minds. He trashed it all once Obama was elected. For what? The Gussies of the world? Trash can politics? Bah.

      • Pakimon says:

        It all “went south” after the PJ Media event.

        He was exposed as a fraud and an empty-headed poser with nothing of value to offer.

        His rejection by Pam after his clumsy advances didn’t help… 😆

      • Because says:

        There was a bike accident in there somewhere.

    • Bunk X says:

      I remember that. The imaginary stick-in-the-spokes threat.

    • That is exactly what dittoheads have done. Only it’s joyous embracing of fear, loathing, and conspiracy theories.

      • frabbystinclair says:

        That’s exactly what franksinclair’s mom has done. Only it’s joyous embracing of Ron Jeremy’s throbbing member with her ass.

      • Arachne says:

        No fear, no loathing, shitbag, We leave that to you. Like all those wonderful liberals who used every vulgar word in the lexicon to describe Joni Ernst.

        Go fuck yourself. And I’m sure you’ve had practice.

  2. Because olo says:

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    Charles 2002-06-24 18:22:44

    The Islamic world is totally confused! Film at 11.

  3. JimboXL says:

    He’s never seen this level of hate from Muslims toward non-Muslims? That would be more believable.

  4. Because olo says:

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    Charles 2002-08-21 15:42:46

    Peach wrote:

    Charles you didn’t tell me what this blog is and what the donations are for. This is my first time here.

    Sorry, Peach! Little Green Footballs is a very pro-American, pro-Israel, pro-Western civilization, anti-barbarism, anti-terrorism weblog with comments from a lot of extremely bright people. No, we’re not a charity; we’re trying to promulgate the truth about radical Islam and the threat it poses to America and the West. Donations are used for maintenance costs (web host, programming, news searches, etc.) and the sheer huge amount of time it takes to stay on top of all this. We’re getting 500-1000 comments a day, and we read them all.All this is provided for free; there’s no obligation to donate. But as I say in my Oliver Twist plea, it’s one way to show your appreciation for all this work. Take a look around and see if the content and discussions interest you; if so, and you’d like to contribute, it will be greatly appreciated. If not, that’s cool too.Hope that answers your question!

    • dwells38 says:

      Let me guess. Peach has long since been banned.

      • Octopus says:

        I forgot about how he used to beg for donations. Took so much work, for him to sit back and let the minions handle all the discussion, while posting several anti-Islamofascist blurbs a day that he copied from other bloggers who actually knew what they were talking about.

        Chunky rarely spoke his mind back then, and for good reason, as it turned out. The old adage he should have hove to goes a little something like this: “Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt.”

    • Arachne says:

      Shouldn’t he have put somewhere in there “because the Republicans and the Right Wing have told me this is so”???

  5. Briareus says:

    OT– The 2014 LGF Awards Polls are now closed and we thank those who took the time to vote. The Official Awards Ceremony is being prepared; cake and beer will be served.

  6. Octopus says:

    Chris Kyle was just a serial killer, is the general Hollywood Left consensus. It’s mind-boggling how stupid and clueless these people are, in that vacuous echo-chamber. I guess it’s not too surprising, after they spent all those years accusing Dubya of being nothing more than a psychotic war criminal, that they are experiencing deep dissociative mental snappage at the concept of American war heroes operating in that theater.

    Here’s some more crazy:
    http://weaselzippers.us/211483-feminist-lunatic-blog-jezebel-american-sniper-promotes-unrealistic-beauty-standards-for-babies/

  7. Because olo olololo hahahah hohohoh snorty snort pffffff hehehahaha says:

    • Octopus says:

      Ve-e-e-e-ery slowly…and don’t call me Shirley. 😆

      LGF loses views, posts and members by the day. I wonder what delusional world Chunky is dreaming of, where he’s gaining ground in any respect. Or, gaining respect, on any grounds.

    • Minnow says:

      Name one ass you have kicked you lying sack of human excrement.

      Oh, that’s right….. you can’t!

      Nice try though Barry!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    • Al-Sleazeera says:

      HAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Yeah. Uh-huh. Sleazy fat Charles fantasizing about how one day, he will be able to give the waddling orders to the left wing bloggers!

      Kissing fundamentalist ass and taking handouts is more like it!

    • dwells38 says:

      LOL! Slowly for sure. He’s been a libturd jackass and over zealous convert for 7 years now. And his commenters have stayed cratered ever since ’08 no many how many times he kicks his former blog friends in the teeth.

      Sorry Chunky, you’re just a hater. No one on either side likes you and never will again.

    • Arachne says:

      So….has his follower count gotten up to Ginger’s yet?
      Slowly is right. 4 retweets.

  8. PeteP says:

    The FBI have just released a study. Only 2.3% of hate crimes are directed towards Muslims. Chuck and other useful idiots on the left like John Esposito are helping feed Muslims sense of grievance for their own political purposes.

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/12/new-fbi-hate-crime-stats-show-yet-again-that-claims-about-islamophobia-are-false

  9. JimboXL says:

    i find it extremely telling that the Muslim spokesmouths here in America are not discussing their bretheren across the sea massacring people by the hundreds, or killing in the name of their god and “hey maybe we should be having a conversation about reform here guys,” no they are talking about harmless Americans who “boo hoo” might have a negative opinion of Islam.

    Then of course the fellow Christian and Jew haters get on board to do some damage control because of what other Muslims are doing to non Muslims, and in some cases other Muslims. Boo hoo a poor Americans Muslim think harmless Americans may not like Islam so much.

  10. trebob says:

    So, per Charles Little Green Footballs was a very “pro-American, pro-Israel, pro-Western civilization, anti-barbarism, anti-terrorism weblog” and is now, by his own admission, exactly opposite which would make it an anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-Western civilization, pro-barbarism, pro-terrorism weblog.

  11. Because like CJ? says:

  12. Because then leave, bum. says:

  13. Because drunk again says:

  14. Octopus says:

    Oh no!! Jezebel is mads! 😯

    Pro-tip: you want to get some right-wing vituperation down on your alter-ego, Fatass. You know how to use the google…get to it! 😆

  15. Octopus says:

    Here’s a palate-cleanser, after that last bit of unpleasantness…

    No, Chunky, it’s not for you. They don’t have strong enough ropes yet. Maybe someday, with the strides being made in carbon-fiber and whatnot.

    • Abu says:

      I nearly barfed, Octo. I would sooooo soil myself that I’d have to do that naked. For reference, the tram over San Diego Zoo has twice nearly killed me; by heart attack, or my fear of heights could have caused me to jump to my death to avoid the stress. Made it both times but not without scars. Large bodies of water have the same effect on me.
      : /

    • dwells38 says:

      I hate roller coasters because of the initial straight down hill. The rest of the ride doesn’t bother me. I think I would like this. It’s just a big swing.

      • Abu says:

        I have ridden The Eagle at Great America north of Chicago. Like you, after the initial drop I was able to keep it together. Barely. However, the newer rides lock in your shoulders while allowing your legs to swing freely. Never!

    • Bunk X says:

      Some cruel sobs who were laughing at girls who had 2nd thoughts about it.

  16. dwells38 says:

    @Jezebel You folks should use donotlink.com when you post something about Chuck. It drives him crazy.
    45 minutes ago

    But I thought he was a dangerous stalker. You want to provoke and enrage a dangerous stalker?

  17. Octopus says:

    Fatass’s attempts at trying to pretend he’s snarkily amused at Ginger’s expense are pretty hilarious, when you understand the seething rage and jealousy behind his obsessive tweeting.

    On the surface: 😆
    Underneath: http://redwingcenter.com/images/smilies/angry/steamingears.gif

  18. Bunk X says:

    The School of Orange Jumpsuits doesn’t count.

  19. Octopus says:

    • Bunk X says:

      • Octopus says:

        Gus sez, “Oh, no! Not again!”

        Then he gimps down the street to the Safeway alley, to rummage through the dumpster and jerk a couple guys off for pot money. It’s a full day. Got Deep Thoughts to tweet.

  20. Octopus says:

    That is SO racist of you, Garage Dweller! I’m sure you’re referencing the fact that 50% or more of the murders in a given year are black-on-black crimes, in urban areas, and mostly over drug-turf. Even though blacks are approximately 13-14% of the total population of this country.

    I’m surprised at you! And on Martin Luther King Day, too. Umh-umh-umh.

    • Because says:

      Who will rid us of these meddlesome basement-dwelling hippies?

    • dwells38 says:

      Gus must be seething with envy at that smelly hippy having a nice home to stay in. Poor Gus, no wealthy commie parents to provide you food and a nice place to stay and all the amenities no doubt. I bet his mom does his laundry and cuts the crusts off of his grilled cheese and ketchup lunches. And after a long day of blocking traffic ostensibly for black civil rights, but actually to suck more grievance weirdos into the overall OWS/Commie movement, there’s probably a big, still warm pot roast sitting in the oven and potatoes and a salad already made for him. Mmmmm. All he has to do is pour a big glass of free milk! Or mooch one of dad’s beers. And then snuggle into a nice warm bed. He probably even tells his mom to STFU when she sticks her head in to say “Rise and shine sleepy head!”

      • Octopus says:

        Not only that, but the Trustafarian has a Facebook page featuring photos from his travels all over the world, on Daddy’s dime. This dreadlocked dipshit is living Gus’s ideal fantasy life! 😆

        I love when the dip says, “I have to go inside now, I’m getting cold.” That guy doesn’t need a space heater, Gus….he’s got a huge mansion full of warm air, blankies and probably a nutritionist and sommelier. No Sterno and Banquet pot pies….unless he’s slumming with the Occupoops, for the cameras. Then he has Sterno cans full of Hennessey VSOP to sip on, keep the chill off.

      • Octopus says:

        He probably even tells his mom to STFU when she sticks her head in to say “Rise and shine sleepy head!”

        I can definitely see the entitled little shit being super-rude and semi-abusive to his Mom. Learned it from his Dad, no doubt. Mom is on copious tranks-and-wine diet, to cope. 😦

  21. dwells38 says:

    As usual the Paleo idiots can’t help showing their true colors when Westerners are murdered by jihadists. Wasn’t Chunk just recently weeping for the Paleo’s teddible, teddible self inflicted losses due their own aggression recently?

    HUNDREDS OF PALESTINIANS Burn French Flag & Wave ISIS Flag – Promise to Slaughter All French People (VIDEO)

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/01/hundreds-of-palestinians-burn-the-french-flag-wave-the-isis-flag-at-gaza-rally/

    Yes they wave the ISIS flag. ISIS which just did this the other day:

    ISIS Slaughters 13 Teen Boys in Public for Watching Soccer Game on TV

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/01/isis-slaughters-13-teen-boys-in-public-for-watching-soccer-game-on-tv/

    And only a few months back Chunky was joking about how ISIS can’t be all bad if they drive Pam Geller and Robert Spencer up a wall. Jeez Chunk. Murdering kids watching football on TV? When you decide to join with evil forces you really know how to pick ’em.

  22. Because says:

  23. Octopus says:

    Speaking of old fat guys, I loved Mikey Moore’s attempt to backtrack on his disgusting tweets about Chris Kyle. Talk about cowardice! 😆

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2917161/Michael-Moore-backtracks-insists-comments-calling-snipers-cowards-NOT-American-Sniper-Chris-Kyle.html

    Oh, and Seth Rogen backtracked, too. Nice try, losers. We saw you. You’re dead to us. Not that you were anything before.

  24. dwells38 says:

    (And left wing ass where appropriate.)
    12 hours ago

    Slowly but surely the word is getting out – LGF is kicking right wing ass and taking names.
    12 hours ago

    And left wing ass where Glenn Greenwald.

    BTW did anyone see Chunky’s latest on GG? He cites this British moonbat Howard Jacobson who calls his essay:

    I live in terror of the fanatic who has only read one story, whether he’s an Islamist murderer or Glenn Greenwald

    Nice! Right away GG, a gay Jew is equated to Islamist mass murderers. This dude’s not exactly PC! He then continues to say that since Glenn Greenwald doesn’t smile alot when he’s arguing with people with whom he completely disagrees, well then this speaks deeply about what a teddibly, teddibly flawed man he must be. IOW if you don’t agree exactly with moonbat convention on who and what to hate, and instead have your own convictions and plan on sticking to them. Especially when confronted with mushy unconvincing libtard arguments then something’s wrong with you.

    Chunky obviously posted this purely for the GG insults. Since GG has bitch slapped him so many times.

    We were given some insight into this on Newsnight earlier this week when Evan Davis, growing nicely into his job, interviewed the lawyer, journalist and associate of Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald – a man strikingly deficient in the musculature necessary to essay a smile. The subject was surveillance and David Cameron’s call for more of it. There are, I accept, differing views on this. I, for example, am for having every member of the human family watched day and night by every possible means because the human family is currently dysfunctional and can’t be trusted. But I understand why others don’t think as I do. This puts me in a different category of person from Greenwald, who allows no beliefs that conflict with his and attributes those that do to a cowardly subservience to authority.

    Leading Greenwald with expert gentleness into the gated hell that is his mind, Davis put the case for differing viewpoints. Nothing could have been more instructive than Greenwald’s dead expression – his mouth fixed in the rigor mortis of absolute conviction, his eyes unanimated by the pleasure of conversation or the excitement of controversy. Doubt honours a man, but this was the face of someone whom no ghost of a second thought dares visit. No consciousness of absurdity either. As for the humanity whose civil rights he champions with such icy rigidity, for that he had nothing but contempt. We are merely, if we don’t think what he thinks, the playthings of the powerful. This is the terrifying paradox of zealotry: no one hates humanity more than those who believe they know what’s best for it.

    I don’t, I must say, see Greenwald launching rockets any time soon. The ideologue is still a long way from being the terrorist. These, though, are the first steps. Expelling doubt. Refusing contrariety. Hating play. Making oneself the human equivalent of a weapon, implacable, well aimed, reduced to a single function.

    Glen Greenwald is taking the first steps to being a terrorist??? And when do the Progturds relent, acknowledge conservatives might have a point, refrain from ad hominem and unfair attacks or uncivil smears?? And Chunk is always so cuddly and friendly when he disagrees with someone, isn’t he? You can always feel the warm smile on the other side as he’s calling someone a crazed wingnut and seriously deranged. He’s totally open minded to other POV when he’s calling the entire GOP and conservatives racists.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/i-live-in-terror-of-the-fanatic-who-has-only-read-one-story-whether-hes-an-islamist-murderer-or-glenn-greenwald-9984017.html

    • dwells38 says:

      I guess I must have mispelled blockquote in there. Sometimes I type blockqhote by accident and it doesn’t catch my eye.

      Quote starts at “We were given some insight ……” and ends with ” well aimed, reduced to a single function.”

  25. Because dangerously cheesy cheetos says:

  26. Because onose, teh oil ticks! says:

  27. rightymouse says:

    Good Grief. The Stupid. It burns.

  28. just flush says:

    Charles remember that time you made the Pace university koran flusher an honorary LGF member.
    this should refresh your memory

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/26436_Outrage_of_the_Week-_Arrested_for_Desecrating_a_Koran

  29. Octopus says:

    Again, we try to bring a little something for everyone…

  30. dwells38 says:

    Oh no. I was kinda hoping maybe this guy would a refreshing change. But he sounds terrible.

    Sample joke: “the Oscar nominations are out, and they’re so white, a grand jury has decided not to indict them…”

    Wow. Can we just say now that this show was cancelled because racism?

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2015/01/20/larry-wilmore-debuts-new-comedy-central-show-obsessing-over-race

  31. Octopus says:

    This dog is a world champion!

    • just gus says:

      Differences between Gus and this dog
      1. the dog is smarter
      2. the dog can lick his own ass but won’t lick anybody elses asshole. Gus is the opposite
      3. the dog is upright and moving forward
      4. the dog doesn’t complain about a sore leg, he just gets his ass in gear
      5. the dog actually gets laid

    • trebob says:

      She is awesome!! Damned if dogs aren’t super stars.

      How does she get up on her feets?

    • rightymouse says:

      What a sweetie!! Brought tears to my eyes. Good ones though. 🙂

  32. Octopus says:

    I heard Oprah is really good in “Selma.” Now…is she playing MLK, Jr?

  33. rightymouse says:

    Theme for tonight’s SOTU.

  34. Because that's why you have an Obamaphone? says:

    • livefreeor die says:

      And….?
      People are shot and killed for a lot of things around the world, Gus. They are also beaten/stabbed/strangled for a lot of things.
      DO YOU HAVE A POINT AT ALL!?!?!?

      • Minnow says:

        His point is this: “Look at me, I am tweeting. Look at me everyone! Aren’t I hip and edgy?”

        Yawn.

    • trebob says:

      and ISIS executed 13 teens for watching football on television.

      I swear Gus, I think we could replace you with a potato plant and no one would notice.

      • just poop says:

        but trig palin stood on a dog.

        and Rupert Murdoch tweeted something accurate about Islam

        #priorities

  35. Octopus says:

  36. Because says:

  37. Octopus says:

    http://www.hollywoodintoto.com/bruce-greenwood-right-wing-swamped-truth-rathergate/

    We really need to get this Fresh Nontroversy in gear. The Truth Is Out There! 😆

    The journalism chapter known as Rathergate appears long since closed. Don’t tell that to Bruce Greenwood.

    The character actor recently wrapped his scenes in “Truth,” which revisits how Dan Rather’s career capsized after his report on President George W. Bush’s military record got exposed by conservative blogs like Power Line.

    The film, starring Robert Redford as Rather and based on CBS producer Mary Mapes’ 2006 memoir, is set to hit theaters later this year.

    Greenwood, who plays Mapes’ boss in the film, contends what we know about Rathergate is mostly fiction, and he knows why.

    The incident “reflected poorly, ultimately, on CBS and Viacom who were unwilling to pursue the truth because there was legislation forthcoming that if they didn’t play ball with the [Bush] administration the legislation would have cost them millions and millions and millions of dollars,” Greenwood says. “Rather than allow Mary Mapes and Dan Rather to support their story, they allowed this avalanche of right-wing resistance to swamp the real story.”

    Greenwood’s take on Rathergate’s fallout? Modern journalists are “under the thumb” of the powers that be, not the news cycle.

    “[‘Truth’] reminds you the stories that are told on CBS, NBC and the major networks, to some degree, are a function of what their brass is willing to address, and what their brass is willing to address has everything to do with their bottom line,” he says.

    He complains that even Wikipedia has it wrong when it comes to Rathergate, according to his viewpoint.

    “It’s a reminder that if bull-expletive is repeated often enough it becomes perceived truth, conventional wisdom,” he says.

    CBS News’ 2004 report relied on documents from an ex-Texas National Guard officer casting a harsh light on Bush’s military record. Those documents were quickly attacked as forgeries by new media journalists, a charge neither Rather nor Mapes could realistically refute.

    An independent investigation led by former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and former Associated Press President Louis Boccardi found CBS’s report didn’t “follow basic journalistic principles.” Four CBS employees lost their jobs in the Rathergate fallout, including Mapes.

    Rather announced he would be retiring from his anchor chair prior to the investigation’s release. He later sued CBS for $70 million, claiming the network unfairly pinned the blame for the maligned story on him. The suit was dismissed in 2009.

    Rather continues to defend the report, but despite hiring private investigators to find the truth has yet to produce evidence to back up his claim beyond the debunked documents.

  38. JimboXL says:

    Is it another Hate for the Union speech already? Why doesn’t he just give two middle fingers and walk off stage. He could get it down to 2 minutes that way and it would convey the same message as his hour and half long hate speech.

  39. Because says:

  40. Because says:

  41. Octopus says:

    Careful, Fatass! You know what happens when you get the Left all hate-y towards you. Never ends well.

    • Because says:

    • Arachne says:

      Finally, Charles. Something you and I agree on. The film will get some release due to the fact that it’s Redford and he has his film festival to promote it. My guess is it’ll barely be in theaters two weeks – and even then it’ll be minor houses. It’ll be on video in two months and on HBO within 6 months of its release – and that’s pathetic.

      Unless it goes straight to video because theaters don’t want anything to do with it. However, I am sure come Oscar time, it’ll get more nominations than “Ben Hur.”

  42. Octopus says:

    That’s about the size of it, eh?

  43. JimboXL says:

    I actually haven’t seen Obola on live TV in months, It is true after all, large doses of hatred and Communism do age you as quickly as cigarettes and tanning beds.

  44. swamprat says:

    Odd SOTU speech.

    • swamprat says:

      I’ll close GITMO like I promised all those years ago.
      I’ll give you your precious pipeline if you let me lump it with a huge construction payoff.
      I’ll kick Russia in the nuts by taking Cuba (and its sugar) and Iran (and its oil and money for nukes) from them.
      I will now address the fact that we are getting hosed in international trade…

      … by raising our minimum wage and saddling us with global warming restrictions.

      Global warming is important to National Security…
      …so was withdrawing from the Middle East but I will deal with ISIS, trust me.
      …Low grade college for all; it’ll enable that American Exceptionalism which I threw under the bus many years ago.
      I have flaws but they don’t matter because I won 2 elections so I don’t care. Please work with me for the good of America because partisanship is something that republicans do.
      I won’t mention Newt but I want to implement/steal his idea for for government sponsored daycare. (His concept of orphanages to prevent abortions won’t be mentioned at this time.)
      I love abortions but they have slacked off and, I’d like to take credit for that.

      I love all people but lets not talk about those clinging bitterly to their bibles and guns.

      A president for the reality-impaired.

      • Calo says:

        Thank you swamprat for the recap this evening.

        I’m so glad you watched and took a hit for the team. I just couldn’t.

      • dwells38 says:

        Aw crap. I was hoping he would come out and say “Fuck it. I’m going off to grow weed.” And then take off his mike and walk past the camera.

      • Octopus says:

        I haven’t been able to watch the Unicorn Messiah bloviate since 2010. I don’t know how anyone can deal with such shinola. Thanks for the recap! It’s about what I expected.

      • Because says:

        Needs more cowbumf.

  45. dwells38 says:

    Instead of watching the SOTU kabuki dance I watched a movie called Zero Theorem. Very strange near future sci-fi but entertaining and good acting. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Then I watched the UK/Vandy game off the DVR.

  46. dwells38 says:

    Wow Gus and Chunky really have their mysoginy on for Joni Ernst. They’re the President and VP and charter members of the If I Don’t Agree With A Woman Then She’s Stupid Club of America.

    • Bunk X says:

      They’re jealous because her breasts are perkier than theirs, and she only has one chin.

      • Octopus says:

        Both of them have very painful, awkward histories with female relationships. They share a deep hatred of womankind…the only one Chunky can stomach is Madcow, and, well. Mannish. Gus doesn’t ever speak of women, unless he’s attacking a conservative in the most hateful, ignorant way.

  47. Pakimon says:

    and don’t forget to throw in an ICYMI. 😆

  48. Because says:

  49. Octopus says:

    Very interesting piece about John Esposite, the Islamapologist Chunky’s lauding and quoting at the top of this thread. In the Before Time, Pre-Moronic Conversion, Esposito would have been exposed as a Pro-Islamist, Anti-Western radical. Instead, Fatass points to him as an expert on the “unprecedented levels of hate,” not in the violence and terror-filled Islamic world, but here, in the United States, where we are desperately attempting to understand and defend ourselves from the ululating assassins of Allah. We’re the bad guys, you see. The so-called “enemy” is just misunderstood.

    Excerpt below.
    ————————————————————
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/09/john_esposito_takes_islam_out_of_isis.html

    September 14, 2014
    John Esposito Takes ‘Islam’ Out of ISIS
    By Andrew Harrod

    “He’s the head apologist,” read a note passed to this reporter from a liberal friend during Georgetown University professor John Esposito’s August 28 address on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) at Washington, D.C.’s National Press Club. The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) founding director reiterated his hackneyed arguments, long dominant in academia and government, that Islamic radicals’ depredations stem from societal ills, not Islamic doctrine.

    “ISIS, Radicalization, and the Politics of Violence and Alienation,” accompanied by box lunches, attracted about fifty, many capital event regulars, including Georgetown’s Berkley Center fellow Stanley Kober and Library of Congress Iraq specialist Michael Albin. Holocaust quasi-denier Ken Meyercord, Zainab Chaudry from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and an elderly woman who, at past events, alleged American government experiments in satellite mind control, also attended.

    As a previous conference has shown, Esposito’s years of scholarship accord with the event organizer, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), a deceptively radical organization he helped found in 1999. CSID’s William Lawrence introduced Esposito as “one of the leading voices on understanding Islam in the world” on “one of the best panels that I can imagine” on ISIS. Lawrence noted that the Islamic State is a “name that many don’t want to give” ISIS, although ISIS jihadists from forty nationalities seemed to differ.

    Esposito argued that, like al-Qaeda, ISIS’s “transnational caliphate” represented an “extraordinarily violent brand of Islam” and a “warped and distorted Salafi ideology.” ISIS actions “fly in the face of proscriptions in Islamic law” against killing civilians and other atrocities, he added. Esposito claimed that groups like ISIS justify their actions as a response to extraordinary circumstances, echoing analysis that a jihad imperative to expand Islamic rule can override other Islamic norms.

    The “primary drivers are to be found elsewhere” outside Islam for groups like ISIS, Esposito asserted – namely, in a “long list of grievances,” the “main reason” cited in videos of ISIS beheadings. This execution method had no particular Islamic basis, he claimed, Quran 8:12 and 47:4 notwithstanding, being merely a terror means for autocratic regimes and criminal groups like Mexican cartels. Unmentioned by Esposito, “grievances” in Islamic doctrine justify “defensive” jihad.

    Esposito condemned “[m]assive violations of human rights,” including Middle Eastern dictatorships such as Egypt and the recent Israeli “massive slaughter of Gazans,” a common canard belied by careful analysis. “Not speaking out and condemning” the “things that are devastating” of “traditional allies” like Israel or Arab regimes “alienates … Muslim democrats” and creates “disaffected youth” who feel that they “must act.”

  50. Because says:

    Uh-oh. He’s anti-jihadi again…

  51. Because Goosy likes it says:

    • Arachne says:

      And what elite billionaires would those be, Asshole?

      George Soros?
      Bill Gates?
      Warren Buffett?
      Oprah Winfrey?
      Harvey Weinstein?
      Steven Speilberg?