Friday, April 15, 2011

Recommended Reading

Journalist Andrew Reinbach dives into the cesspool that is the anti-Sharia (read: anti-Muslim) movement on the Nativist Right and attempts to dismantle the tried-and-true talking points (mostly exaggerated, some outright made up) that are regularly belched up as proof of some overarching (read: non-existent) conspiracy. Now, this is a swim I've already taken several times (most recently here, here, and here) but the "creeping Sharia" meme really is the Highlander of Right Wing scares (well, this and Birtherism, I guess), so I applaud Reinbach for rushing in where angels fear to tread. Well worth a read.

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