Pamela Geller was on Eric Bolling’s show on FOX Business to discuss the mandatory Arabic program instituted in Texas public schools (since put on hold); at the same time and on almost the same channel, I was on the Sean Hannity Show facing off against Michael Ghouse of the World Muslim Congress, discussing the Egyptian revolution and the likelihood of an Islamic state there. In the course of the discussion, we got into an impromptu debate, of sorts, about the Qur’an — during which Ghouse engaged in taqiyya about taqiyya, a phenomenon I’ve noted twice recently. One might almost get the impression that someone is feeding these people a uniform set of talking points.
In the same vein, I have noted several times before that the Islamic supremacist pseudo-moderate Reza Aslan often recycles the same talking points that others on his side have already trotted out many times. I thought that this was simply more evidence of his being hopelessly outmatched intellectually, but perhaps it is also evidence that he is taking marching orders from the same source or sources that other Islamic supremacist and Leftist spokesmen are also using.
That impression is reinforced by the two videos above. Note that Bob Beckel challenges Pamela Geller in exactly the same way that Ghouse challenges me: by charging that we are making a good living off this work (a fiction, alas) and thereby implying that we are profiteering on “hate.” Of course, it is not “hate” to fight for justice and Constitutional freedoms, and Beckel and Ghouse probably make more money than Pamela Geller or I do, but here again we see a curious uniformity of attack. Are these guys working from the same source? And if so, who is devising these talking points for Leftists and Islamic supremacists?