Leftist/Islamic Supremacist Alliance Update: on May 3, Robert Dreyfuss wrote this in The Nation:
It may be that the Pakistan-based Taliban, the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has quietly established a Connecticut franchise while we weren’t looking. That’s possible. But it seems far more likely to me that the perpetrator of the bungled Times Square bomb plot was either a lone wolf or a member of some squirrely branch of the Tea Party, anti-government far right. Which actually exists in Connecticut, where, it seems, the car’s licence plates were stolen.
Of course, the Pakistan Taliban was indeed behind the Times Square bombing attempt, not the far right at all.
You’d think Robert Dreyfuss would be too embarrassed after committing such an ideologically-driven error ever to write about any aspect of the jihad threat again, but some people have no shame. Retract? Apologize? Not the noble Dreyfuss! Instead, he has just dug himself in even deeper, echoing the talking points of Hamas-linked CAIR in complaining about my recent seminars for the FBI and JTTF: “Anti-Muslim Bigot and Fanatic Explains Islam to the FBI and the Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force,” by Robert Dreyfuss in The Nation, July 26 (thanks to James):
The Council on American Islamic Relations is making noise about the fact that an extremist, right-wing anti-Muslim rabble rouser was “invited to offer training to state and federal law enforcement officers.” It sounds like something that might have happened under the administration of President Bush, but no – this happened on Obama’s watch.
Robert Spencer, co-founder of the group Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA), is the culprit.
Even over at the Nation, however, a few of Dreyfuss’s commenters were on to him. Some of the remarks were especially apposite:
It’s not “fanatical” or “bigoted” to tell the truth. Anyone who can read knows that the Koran sanctions the violent murder of all non-Moslems, especially Jews (even those who deny it). There’s no point in maintaining a commitment to evade reality. Spencer is not anti-Moslem or bigoted. He is a man who has devoted his life to studying Islamic theology. He simply doesn’t tell lies.
The only reason you defend Islam is because you want it to be peaceful, not because you have any rational reason to believe that it is.
So you rely on a Muslim Brotherhood front group for proof of Spencer being “right wing.” How about asking Mr. Spencer yourself? Is “tea partiers” the new incantation to forget about the reality of Obama and the world?
SIOA’s response to the CAIR/Dreyfuss screed is here.