Saturday, May 09, 2015

Recommended Reading

Last Sunday noted Islamophobe Pamela Geller organized a "Draw Muhammad Day" in Garland, Texas that was dressed up as a free speech event but was really just another vehicle to propel her anti-Muslim invective. Making matters even worse, when two nutbar gunmen showed up in its aftermath, Geller had the chance to cement her "us vs. them" narrative further. However, as my friend Wajahat Ali says in a new piece for Salon, "These ideological extremists are two faces of the same coin; they have a symbiotic relationship strengthened and sustained by the other’s toxic absolutism." Pretty much sums it up. Read the rest here.

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