University of Michigan professor Juan Cole reveals how uninterested in truth and rational analysis the academic Left and the purveyors of the “Islamophobia” myth really are with this vile little blood libel. It was an imaginative attempt to validate the Left’s obsessive insistence that opposition to jihad terror is “racism,” but to say it founders on the facts is to understate the case.
First, Cole tries to breathe new life into the tired Breivik meme, claiming that “Islamophobes” “helped whip Norwegian white supremacist and terrorist Anders Brevik [sic] into a homocidal [sic] fever pitch.” That Breivik was a lone psychopath and not the vanguard of an army of “right-wing terrorists” stirred up by Pamela Geller and me is a keen disappointment to Cole and his comrades, and so in their need for bogeymen they have no alternative other than to keeping trotting him out, hoping that their readers won’t notice that he was singular, and years ago, and that he himself criticized me and the others who are supposed to have incited him to homicidal rage for being “to [sic] scared to propagate a conservative revolution and armed resistance.” In other words, he hated us for rejecting violence, which we’re supposed to have goaded him to commit.
Anyway, even more devastating for Cole is the fact that the murderous psychopath in Charleston, Dylann Storm Roof, in his own insane “manifesto” never once mentions me, or Pamela Geller, or Geert Wilders, or Daniel Pipes, or Islam, or Muslims. But that doesn’t stop Juan Cole. It is clear that Cole and his ilk so hate and fear us now that no leap of logic, no abandonment of rationality, is too great if it affords them a new chance to demonize us.
And why this venomous hatred? What about Pamela Geller and me moves Juan Cole to such a towering rage that he will make himself look like an idiot to defame us? Here is a clue: Juan Cole is on the Board of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), which has been established in court as a front group lobbying for the Islamic regime in Iran. Said Michael Rubin: “Jamal Abdi, NIAC’s policy director, now appears to push aside any pretense that NIAC is something other than Iran’s lobby. Speaking at the forthcoming ‘Expose AIPAC’ conference, Abdi is featured on the ‘Training: Constituent Lobbying for Iran’ panel. Oops.” According to the Daily Caller: “Iranian state-run media have referred to the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC) since at least 2006 as ‘Iran’s lobby’ in the U.S.” Iranian freedom activist Hassan Daioleslam “documented over a two-year period that NIAC is a front group lobbying on behalf of the Iranian regime.” NIAC had to pay him nearly $200,000 in legal fees after they sued him for defamation over his accusation that they were a front group for the mullahs, and lost.
Yet Juan Cole remains on their Board.
Note also his fixation on the fact that Geller and Pipes are Jewish.
“European Islamophobic Networks influenced Roof to Kill in Charleston,” by Juan Cole, Informed Comment, June 21, 2015:
The Muslim-hatred of the Geert Wilders and Marine LePens in Europe, for which Daniel Pipes, and Pamela Geller, and the whole Islamophobic network are cheerleaders and enablers, was a key influence on Dylann Roof, according to his manifesto. These same hatemongers helped whip Norwegian white supremacist and terrorist Anders Brevik [sic] into a homocidal [sic] fever pitch in July of 2011, when he killed 77 Norwegians for allegedly being soft on Muslims….
Where would he have found allegations that white Europeans are being victimized by immigrants? Here is what I wrote about Anders Breivik:
“Breivik’s passions were whipped up, according to his diary, by reading anti-Muslim hatemongers such as Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller and Daniel Pipes (whose “Campus Watch” is an Israeli settler-oriented attempt to deny tenure to American academics critical of Israel’s oppression of the stateless Palestinians, and to harass more senior professors with character assassination).”
It was apparently similar writings and web sites that made Roof “completely racially aware.”
Unhinged millionaires and bigoted gadflies have a network funded by tens of millions of dollars. It is aimed at disenfranchising Muslim Europeans and Muslim-Americans and putting them under social pressure.
Ironically, some groups connected to the Islamophic Network are, like Geller and Pipes, Jewish. But their anti-immigrant, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim rhetoric backfired on them in Roof’s case, since he went on heartily to hate Jews, as well. Many American Jews, he held, are pro-African-American, and so he abhorred them, as well….
Or maybe Roof is an enemy of everything people like Pamela Geller stand for. But a compromised academic such as Juan Cole would never admit that.