It’s a new dawn and Spencer doesn’t like it. No more bigotry and hate of Muslims! No more Islamophobia!
Spencer thinks that the Juan Williams incident only takes on significance in light of whether one can have negative opinions of Islam or not, or at least he implies as much in his hasty comment on a blog post where he reproduces a Michael Medved piece titled, Is a negative view of Islam really evidence of bigotry? Spencer comments,
In “Does a negative opinion of Islam amount to conclusive evidence of bigotry?,” October 20, Michael Medved pierces through today’s propaganda fog with some observations that take on a new significance with the Juan Williams imbroglio.(emphasis added)
What propaganda fog? More obfuscation from Spencer and company who might be slightly alarmed by the fact that denigrating and making bigoted comments about Islam may not be given a free pass like in the good old days.
Spencer knows, though he wishes to blur, the fact that one has negative views about Islam doesn’t mean you are a bigot. What makes you a bigot is your irrational fear of Islam and HATRED for Muslims. Juan Williams didn’t say, “I have negative views of Islam,” he said I am “nervous around Muslim garbed people on planes.”
The difference is lost on ole’ Police Blotter scholar Robert Spencer.