Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Dis That's Really a Compliment

Harpoon Siddiqui conflates two notable "Islamophobes" with Anders Breivik (a.k.a. Lee Harvey Norway as Kathy Shaidle calls him because she can't be bothered to learn his real name):
Among the anti-Islamic writers quoted by Breivik in his 1,500-page anti-Muslim manifesto were two Canadians — Mark Steyn and Salim Mansur.
Steyn, author and columnist, was the subject of a 2006-07 controversy when Maclean’s magazine ran his 4,800-word rant that Muslims pose a demographic, cultural and security threat to the West. When a group of Canadian Muslims complained to the human rights commission, they were vilified by Steyn supporters as well as free speech advocates in a way not seen before against any anti-hate complainants.
Mansur, a professor at University of Western Ontario and a columnist for the Toronto Sun, is a frequent critic of fellow Muslims and Islam. He is a member of the academic council of Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, and much used by Islamophobes in the U.S. and Canada.
Bravo, Steyn and Mansur! If Harpoon thinks you're an "Islamophobe" and bothers to say so in print, you're definitely on the right track.

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