SPLC’s Intelligence Report, which follows wanna be haters and terrorists provides excellent coverage of some Muslim-haters who haven’t yet made it to the pantheon of the group’s Hate Hall of Fame. Among them are Debbie Schlussel, David Horowitz, Dave Gaubatz, David Yerushalmi, Brigitte Gabriel and Robert Spencer.
There are some salient quotations from their respective “oeuvres.”
Daniel Greenfield opining about what it would take to “win” the “war on terror:”
‘We would have to be willing to kill millions, directly or indirectly, while maintaining an alliance that would defy Russia, China and the First World nations that would accuse us of genocide. The real name for this war might well turn out to be World War III. It would take a Churchill or a Roosevelt to launch something like that…
Schlussel on Lara Logan, vicitim of a gang rape during her coverage of the Tahrir Square revolt:
How fitting that Lara Logan was ‘liberated’ by Muslims in Liberation Square while she was gushing over the other part of the ‘liberation.’ Hope you’re enjoying the revolution, Lara! Alhamdillullah (praise allah) [sic].”
…We have been quite clear along with a few other resolute souls. This should be a WAR AGAINST ISLAM and all Muslim faithful. … At a practical level, this means that Shari’a and Islamic law are immediately outlawed. Any Muslim in America who adopts historical and traditional Shari’a will be subject to deportation. Mosques which adhere to Islamic law will be shut down permanently. No self-described or practicing Muslim, irrespective of his or her declarations to the contrary, will be allowed to immigrate to this country.”
…Because Jihadism is in fact traditional Islam…there is no way to keep faithful Muslims out of the war [between Islam and the west]. If this is true, any Muslim who sticks his neck out of the mosque to yell some obscenity at the West should be considered an enemy combatant and killed or captured and held for the duration of the war. If you kill enough of them consistently enough, those disinclined to fight in the first place will find a way to reform their religion.”
Islam is…an ideology,…an extreme ideology, the most radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth.
There are 150 Muslim Student Associations on American campuses. The Muslim Student Associations were created by Hamas and funded by Saudi Arabia…
Another aspect of the message of each of these race haters is that they’re unabashed advocates for Israeli ultra-nationalism. They support the most extreme elements of the settler movement. They support the expulsion of Israel’s Palestinian citizens from its territory. It seems that Islamophobia and ultra-Israelism go hand in hand. In this vein, Yerushalmi is an ultra-Orthodox Jew who was heard according Rabbi Meir Kahane the honorific, “the Rov.”
All of this terrific SPLC analysis makes it all the more disappointing that the organization itself will not speak publicly before forums that include the Council on American Islamic Relations. Frankly, I don’t understand how the group can do such good work on combatting Islamophobia but shy away from appearing with the major national Arab organization opposing such hate.
Silverstein has published Tikun Olam since 2003, It exposes the secrets of the Israeli national security state. He lives in Seattle, but his heart is in the east. He publishes regularly at Middle East Eye, the New Arab, and Jacobin Magazine. His work has also appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Nation, Truthout and other outlets.