The BBC: An Archaeological Mystery Story As Jerusalem Doc Is Pulled From Schedule

From the Commentator: …A BBC documentary set to air last night has been mysteriously pulled from the broadcaster’s line-up and has so far failed to appear on its online iPlayer service. The programme, entitled, “Jerusalem: An Archaeological Mystery Story” was set to air on BBC Four last night at 9pm but was sharply pulled from the line-up in […]

Campus Evangelist Finds Fame With “You Deserve Rape” Sign

It is invariably distasteful to write about an attention-seeker who manages to receive a disproportionate amount of public exposure simply by being vile, but I will nevertheless note this item from the campus newspaper of the University of Arizona (the Daily Wildcat): A student holding a sign that read “You deserve rape” ignited outrage across campus […]

Glenn Beck, Boston Troofer

In the confusion following the Boston bombings, one can understand how an unverified report about how a “Saudi national” was a “suspect” might find its way into the media, and why the usual characters would seize on the story for their own purposes. It’s less easy to work out why the claim would continue to be […]

Pamela Geller Endorses Rohingya “Hoax” Claim

Human Rights Watch:  Burmese authorities and members of Arakanese groups have committed crimes against humanity in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State since June 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The 153-page report, “‘All You Can Do is Pray’: Crimes Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya […]

Sockpuppeting Rabbi Claims He Used a “Pseudonym”

This one’s a few days old; Rabbi Michael Broyde –  academic director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University and last year reportedly a contender for next UK Chief Rabbi – writes to a past president of the International Rabbinic Fellowship: About twenty years ago, I and a friend […]

Injured Saudi Student Still the Focus of Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories promoted by Pamela Geller, Steve Emerson, Michael Savage, and Walid Shoebat (oh, and Jim Hoft, of course) UPDATE: and Glenn Beck A couple of days ago I noted Pamela Geller’s promotion of a story at Frontpage by a certain Daniel Greenfield concerning  Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi student who was injured in the Boston attack. I added […]

Cindy Jacobs Claims God Warned Her about Boston Attack

Neo-Pentecostal leader Cindy Jacobs, last week: Cindy Jacobs ‏@cindyjacobs 9 Apr Must take threats from North Korea seriously-possiblly April 15th. Need to pray protection for both the US and South Korea and Japan. 11:38 AM – 9 Apr 13 15 April – as was widely reported – is celebrated in North Korea as the birthday […]

Pamela Geller Abuses Anyone who Doesn’t Know Whether Boston Attack was “Jihad”

As Alex Seitz-Wald notes at Salon, Pamela Geller “does what we all expect her to do after the Boston Marathon bombing”: which is, of course, to declare at once that the attack was “jihad”, and to abuse anyone who suggests it might be better to wait for further information: Shame on you, carrying water for […]

Todd Bentley Claims Miracles in South Africa, “Hundreds of Muslims and Hindus” Converted

A press release from GOD TV (H/T Bene Diction Blogs On): Todd [Bentley] has been touring South Africa this month and many healing miracles have been documented. These include a girl who was born deaf in both ears and mute, who spoke for the first time and a man blind in his left eye who was instantly […]

Pamela Geller to Speak at Synagogues Following Cancellation

ZOA official describes Geller as “an American and Jewish treasure” As has been very widely reported, a planned talk by anti-Islam demagogue and Birther conspiracy-monger Pamela Geller at the Men’s Club of the Great Neck Synagogue in New York State has been cancelled; this is not because the synagogue has had a moment of moral […]