Ex-Follower of Yahweh Ben Yahweh in Anti-Obama Protest

The Miami News Times has some background on “Michael the Black Man”, of “Blacks Against Obama”, the group that recently disrupted an Obama rally in Florida: In our 2002 story on the tempestuous and racially-charged history of the little village of El Portal, we ran into Michael, who at that time had commandeered an illegal but popular […]

Shoebat Hits Sioux Falls

  And here’s that “Message of Love” in full, from Shoebat’s website (advertising a book by his son): The Elmen Center is part of Augustana college. According to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, A spokesman said Augustana has a long history of hosting speakers with diverse views. The college sponsors some. For others it rents space. […]

Sarah Stern on Edward Said: an EMETic

A stupid throwaway line from Sarah Stern, who heads the Washington-based think-tank EMET (“Endowment for Middle East Truth”), speaking on Israel National Radio and reported by Arutz Sheva (emphasis added): Stern explained that Title VI was legislated in 1958, “in the midst of the Cold War, when it was felt that American youngsters did not know enough […]

Prayer and Fasting on Turks and Caicos

The latest Private Eye magazine (p. 14) carries a fascinating profile of Michael Misick, premier of Turks and Caicos, to the south of the Bahamas. Misick has been bogged down with corruption allegations, and he recently faced a rape accusation which was only cleared up when a second woman appeared and explained that it had been a consensual three-in-a-swimming pool sex romp. […]

More Temple Mount Madness from WND

A silly WND headline, complete with ejaculatory cry of dismay: What? Israel to help Muslims carve Quranic verses on Temple Mount Islamic writings all over holiest site for Judaism –WND However, as the inevitable hack Aaron Klein has to admit in the body of his article, this actually means that Israel is allowing the restoration […]

Schlussel vs Shoebat: The Unspeakable in Pursuit of the Unbelievable

For a while now, Debbie Schlussel has been engaged in a feud with Walid Shoebat: she accuses Shoebat of having plagiarized her work, and of responding to her complaints with a “Fuck you, bitch”. Now Schlussel accuses Shoebat of sending her annoying emails under a fake name: Mr. Shoebat took it upon himself–despite my praise of […]

F. Anthea Butler Attacks Bruce Wilson

From Sarah Posner’s FundamentaList: Bruce Wilson is the blogger who discovered the tape of John Hagee’s sermon about the Holocaust being part of God’s will — which led to McCain’s rejection of Hagee’s endorsement. Now Wilson has written a post about the “weird theology” at Palin’s Assemblies of God church. Wilson’s piece, which attempts to […]

Elizabeth Dole Brings McCain for President Bus to N. Carolina Christian Coalition

From North Carolina news-site ENCToday: Sen. Elizabeth Dole will ride a McCain for President bus into New Bern on Monday for the Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition’s 15th annual God and Country Banquet. Dole and state Sen. Robert Pittenger, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, are the main speakers for the event, which is expected to have more […]

Guardian Libel News Double Whammy

A couple of interesting free speech cases concerning the Guardian newspaper. Hold the Front Page noted a couple of days ago: Amid the UN Committee on Human Rights’ recent criticism of our claimant-friendly libel laws, it is reassuring to see judges taking a robust line against dubious claims…Tesco brought libel and malicious falsehood claims against The […]

Holy Medvedev

Personality cult in Russia? Surely not… Muslim artist Robert Gabitov from St. Petersburg painted a portrait-“icon” of Russian president Dmitry Medvedev…The president has a falcon on his shoulder and a tree of life is growing behind him. The author thinks these symbols stress “holiness of the Russian President.” (The Ukrainians aren’t adverse to the same kind […]