March 13, 2013

Oh, wingnuts. If only you could possibly understand how insane you sound. The newest recycled craze is hysteria over Muslims taking over the United States, but honestly, this one tops some of the weirdest of the weird.

Via Right Wing Watch:

End Times fanatic Rick Wiles of TruNews on Friday hosted notorious anti-Muslimactivist Steven Emerson to discuss how the Muslim Brotherhood is coming to power in the US and around the globe. Emerson alleged that members of Congress, specifically Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) are “in the pocket” of Islamist groups which are using “stealth jihad.”

WTF, people? Did Frank Gaffney inject another round of cash into your can of crazy?

I snark about this, but what these people are doing is quite dangerous, and it fits with the NRA's campaign to throw a nationwide hissy fit about any limitations on gun rights whatsoever. Muslims are the new Commie, with the added bonus of being brown, which appeals to the nativists and Klan members. But hey, fear is fear, and right now they need fear stoked up high in order to get people distracted from reasonable gun limits like universal background checks and the like.

This particular segment feels creepily like the McCarthy days. Look who they're blaming:

He also claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood has “penetrated virtually all institutions in the United States, wittingly or unwittingly,” including the federal government, news media, entertainment industry, book publishers and academia, as they back the group’s “ultra-fascist ideology.”

That certainly sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Meanwhile, a FrontPageMag reporter infiltrated the Muslim Student's Conference last month and ended up with absolutely nothing to report. Instead of simply saying so, he offered a theory:

And, politicizing and organizing that younger generation in campus groups and strengthening their sense of community as Muslims, strengthening their campus activism, that’s all, that’s a very important goal because it radicalizes them and it steers them toward further radicalization down the line. So, yeah, it's all about capturing the hearts and minds of the young.

Dick Durbin, Keith Ellison, and the Muslim Brotherhood, bringing jihad to a neighborhood near you? Do you think these people really believe the nonsense they spew, or is it just a cynical effort to keep everyone afraid and submissive?

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