Washington Post Headline Incites Violence Against Ground Zero Mosque Opponents

Michelle Boorstein of the Washington Post has changed her sophomoric hit piece headline from "In flap over mosque near Ground Zero, conservative writers gaining influence" to "The pens of anti-Muslim conservatives impact N.Y.C. mosque debate mightily."

She has used this incendiary language, i.e., "anti-Muslim," before (here). She is not only stupid, but dangerous. I am not anti-Muslim. This is a slanderous lie. I love people. All people. Anyone who knows my work, knows me. I am against the ideology that inspires jihad. I am against the sharia. I am against gender apartheid, misogyny, etc.

The reckless and malicious "reportage" of this "religion" reporter is bordering on criminality. Having interviewed with Boorstein at length, her silly propaganda piece reflects none of the interview I conducted with her. In my conversation with her, she showed herself to be woefully ignorant on her niche, the religion beat. I found it astounding that a "religion" reporter from the venerable (ahem) Washington Post knew little to nothing of her subject matter. She knew nothing of the sharia, apostasy, the threat doctrine, gender apartheid, abrogation………..

Spencer wrote about the wild bore piece here. He wrote to Boorstein (see below) and I only mentioned her silly smear here, in passing. It was so bad it was hardly worthy of a fisk.

But I digress. Much thanks to Robert for the letter. I encourage readers to write and cc law enforcement.

She obviously knows little of the threat doctrine, or this silly woman wouldn't write such irresponsible and dangerous headlines.

Islamic geller


Typical reaction when jihadists are provoked

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From: Robert Spencer <director@jihadwatch.org>
Date: August 19, 2010 6:16:28 AM EDT
To: Michelle Boorstein <boorsteinm@washpost.com>
Cc: Pamela Geller <writeatlas@aol.com>
Subject: Your article

Ms. Boorstein

Your article was silly and stupid enough as it was originally, especially with your misuse of my words about being deliberately provocative at the end, and your lazy repetition of the falsehood that Pamela Geller promoted the idea that Barack Obama is the son of Malcolm X.

But the new headline labeling us "anti-Muslim" is not just silly and stupid; it is malicious, libelous, and dangerous to us personally.

"Anti-Muslim" is a term that Islamic supremacists and their Leftist enablers like to use of people who are fighting for human rights against Sharia — and it's easy to see why: it frames their opponents as "bigots" and "haters," takes the focus away from their anti-woman, anti-free speech, anti-free thought, anti-equality of rights agenda, and has the added bonus of stirring up their more bloody-minded coreligionists to violence.

And above all, despite the promiscuous Goebbels-style Big-Lie application of the term to Pamela Geller and me by the likes of Honest Ibe Hooper of Hamas-linked CAIR and his tool Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs, it simply isn't true. I am not "anti-Muslim." I am anti-Sharia, anti-jihad, anti-oppression, anti-terror, and you should be also.

I ask you to have the decency to correct this headline.

Robert Spencer

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