The CarpetBagger Report throws in quite a bit of hyperbole to suggest that the right, notably the conservative blogosphere, has been baselessly hyping the Islamic terrorist threat:
Quoting from Glenn Greenwald, the Blogger greatly exaggerates the degree by which conservative blogs perceive the threat from Islamic fundamentalism, and simultaneously downplays the very nature of the threat. Greenwald calls out Pajamas Media, Fox News, Michelle Malkin, and the right-wing blogosphere as "actually believing Islamists are going to take over the U.S. and impose sharia law."
The CarpetBagger Report then chides Dr. Sanity for having the audacity to point out examples from radical Islamists (e.g., a stadium filled with screeching true-believers calling for a worldwide Caliphate).
One commenter even compares Bush to Islamofascists:
3. On August 13th, 2007 at 2:37 pm, JKap said:
Yes, yes, we’ll all have to submit to “Islamofascists” if we do not submit to Dear Leader and His Infallible Judgment, Constitution be damned.
The only guiding principle in the Reich Wing Authoritarian Alternate Reality (RWAAR) is that 9/11 happened. Questions? Questions are for Islamofascists, surrenderers, defeatists, commies, terrorists, cut-n-runners, hippies, and traitors.
9/11 happened. Raise flag, repeat.
One would think we need scarcely be reminded of the many examples violent radical Islam has provided to us, exemplifying the vicious, determined spirit of its acolytes:
The 9/11 Terror Attacks perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists
The USS Cole Bombing
The Khobar Towers Bombing
The 1988 United States Embassy Bombings
The Iran hostage crisis
Torture and beheadings in Iraq
Torture and beheadings in Thailand
Torture and beheadings in the Philippines
Torture and beheadings in Afghanistan
Torture and beheadings in Pakistan
Calling for the destruction of Israel
Iran Calling for the destructin of 'the great satan' (The United States)
Looking re-establish the Caliphate and claim Europe through a terror campaign
Terror plots busted in the U.S.
The list is endless.
The point is not that Islamists may or may not take over the world. Rather, by conceding our Western Judeo-Christian values, and giving into the steadily growing radical Islamic fringe groups in the United States and Europe, our freedom is slowly being undermined and subverted.
Mark Steyn has written about this extensively. So has Christopher Hitchens (Londonistan Calling). Little Green Footballs supplies a steady stream of proof from the world of Islamic hate, murder and vitriol. Robert Spencer's intellectual pursuit of the darkest sides of Jihad is unmatched. One has to wonder... has Greenwald, et al. even read these superior intellectual arguments?
It is interesting, the way in which CarpetBagger and Greenwald argue their point. The smokescreen is quite evident in that their tactic is to demonize the severe critics of Islamic fundamentalism.
That they do not challenge any of the ideas, facts, attacks (planned or executed), writings or speeches by said Islamofascists speaks volumes. The best they can muster are a few ad hominem attacks, which do nothing to enlighten their own readership. It only breeds pusillanimity among their lot, unfortunately.
Neville Chamberlain, anyone?