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134th Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Pull a Religious Bigotry Twofer

… in which Herman Cain and Susan Lynn dream up schemes to infringe on American Muslims’ civil liberties now because they just might put a door ding in the metaphorical Hummer of American Christianity later. Read on … [...]

99th Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Bigoted Religious Death Threats

“OSAMA TODAY ISLAM TOMOROW”

– Spray painted on the side of a Mosque in Portland, Maine on the morning of May 2, 2011.

Vandalizing a house of worship and threatening to kill people for their religion is a return to the know-nothingism of the 19th Century. To call that “exasperating” is an understatement.

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American Terrorist Caught With Explosives At Mosque

A California man is accused of a home grown terrorist plot – to kill Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan. [...]

Rep. Allen West Plays Anti-Mosque Movement for Chumps

When he was running for Congress in the fall of 2010, Republican candidate Allen West demanded action by government officials to prohibit Americans from building mosques in New York City.

Allen West’s official 2010 campaign statement on the building of mosques in America:

I am very concerned about the decision in NYC reference the approval [...]

Tea Party Nation Leader: Religious Liberty in America is a Farce

Judson Phillips, founder of the for-profit corporation called Tea Party Nation, has some choice words regarding the idea of a mosque being built in New York City (link held behind subscription-only firewall):

Insult does not even begin to describe this farce. First, that New York would even allow the building of this Mosque boggles the [...]

Mosques and Korans: You’ve Been Played, Sucker!

As activists advocated the banning of a community center with a mosque inside it, more than 100 press releases on the subject were rolled out of congressional offices on Capitol Hill. Right-wing members of Congress tripped over each other in the effort to eke some electoral advantage out of being the anti-mosquiest.

The plan to [...]

Freedom is for the Rest of Us, not for Muslims

Bad Eagle, September 2010 on how the burning of a Koran is part of a long, vibrant historical tradition of free expression:

Pastor Terry Jones, of the Dove World Outreach Center of Gainsville, Florida, is in keeping with an ancient tradition of book burning. His proposed burning of the Koran on September 11, 2010, is [...]

Freedom is for Christians Not Muslims, Round 2

Pamela Geller, Executive Director of Stop Islamization of America, September 2010 Speaking about a church’s plan to burn multiple copies of the Quran:

The antidote to free speech is more free speech, not less. I certainly don’t believe in it, I don’t think it’s a good idea, but I believe in free speech, and so [...]

Freedom is for Christians, Not for Muslims

RPIYU, August 7 2010:

Do you realize that if this Imam gets his way and sharia law is adopted in America, gays will not only be denied the right to marry, they would be either castrated or executed? And we want to allow people like that to build a mosque near ground zero?

RPIYU, August [...]

Indonesian Muslims Protest Freedom To Demand Freedom

Two religions, both demanding the same thing: That they not be required to suffer the offensive consequences of other people’s freedom any longer. [...]

The Know-Nothings of the 1800s and the No-Mosquers of the new millenium

Steve Wessler asks two important questions in Wednesday’s Portland Press Herald:

The Ku Klux Klan has deep Christian roots. Would Americans rise up in anger if a Christian group proposed to build a church near the site of a Klan killing?

In 1856, a period of intense anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States, a mob [...]