Far-Left pseudo-journalist and jihadist propaganda tool Eli Clifton demonstrates the level of sophisticated analysis that went into the Center for American Progress “Islamophobia” report that he coauthored, “Fear, Inc.,” in a petulant, defensive, and typically fact-free screed at Think Progress about the reaction to his report:
5.) Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer wrote on Human Events that the report’s authors must all be jihadists because “Fear, Inc.”, “ignores jihad activity altogether, portraying Muslims as victims and demonizing all who stand in the way of the misogynistic and unjust agenda of the Islamic jihad, whether advanced by violent or nonviolent means. It thus reveals itself to be just another tool of those same jihadists.”
So Clifton claims that I say that “the report’s authors must all be jihadists” and then purports to substantiate this claim by producing a quote in which I say that the report is a “tool of…jihadists.” So because the report is a tool of jihadists, Clifton thinks I am calling him a jihadist. Eli Clifton is apparently unable to distinguish between a tool and the one who uses it. Eli Clifton must be his hammer.
Not coincidentally, I challenged both Clifton and his coauthor, Wajahat Ali, to a debate on whether Islamic jihad or “Islamophobia” constituted the greater threat. Neither accepted. This is no surprise. They cannot sustain or defend their position on its merits, and they know it. So much for the Left’s vaunted intellectual superiority: here again, we see their desire to extinguish free speech and silence their opposition, which is the intent of their report, for they can not and will not engage that opposition intellectually.