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IKEA-sponsored masjid causes outrage among Islamophobes

Islamophobes don’t get satire.:

IKEA-sponsored masjid causes outrage among Islamophobes

The Islamophobic blogosphere continues to set new standards in craziness. This poses some problems for those of us dedicated to combating it. The traditional reference to Melanie Phillips as “Mad Mel” now seems outdated since, compared with Pamela Geller, Phillips appears almost balanced and rational. And Geller, in turn, is outbid in the competition for sheer lunacy by Bonni Benstock-Intall of Bare Naked Islam. As quick scroll through her blog will confirm, “Bonkers Bonni” doesn’t even begin to cover it.

A couple of weeks back the Maniac Muslim website posted a spoof article titled “IKEA Sponsors Masjid”. Anyone with half a brain could spot that it was satirical. But that obviously excludes Bonni Benstock-Intall. In a post at The American Muslim (“The Maniac Muslim, Masjid IKEA, and Bare Naked Islamophobia”) Sheila Musaji draws our attention to a truly demented post at Bare Naked Islam in which Benstock-Intall swallowed whole the story about the IKEA-sponsored masjid. (“Well, IKEA IS Swedish and we know how happy the Swedes are about the dramatic spike in rapes of Swedish women by Muslim men.”)

“At this point”, Shelia Musaji wrote yesterday, “her article has 33 comments from her devoted readers – all of them fitting this profile – I’ll never shop at IKEA again, Florida Family Association should set up a boycott, corporations like this are ‘betraying’ America and are ‘vile freedom-HATERS who are joining other corporations to DESTROY our freedom and human rights’.”

Benstock-Intall did subsequently add a warning to her readers that “as I have not been able to verify this story, it may be a satire” (well, duh, yes – just possibly) followed by an announcement that comments were closed. The entire post has now been deleted. However, it can still be found over at a site rejoicing in the name of the Infidel News Network and screenshots of the original post at Bare Naked Islam, along with the comments it provoked, can be viewed here.

As Sheila Musaji points out, it is revealing that “even something as ludicrous as this stirs up the Islamophobic base to a hysterical pitch”. These people really have taken leave of their senses.

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8 Comments »

  1. Huh, no snide comments here from mike, anon or criley… lol

  2. I live in a Muslim country, where they have Ikea, and they provide a Surau for Muslims to pray, it helps attract customers, and allows them to stay longer around lunch time. Great food too.

  3. m,

    didn’t think the article was worth reading. but i’m on it now.

  4. m,

    looks like i was right. that was a waste of time. despite popular belief i don’t follow geller or spencer or bare naked islam. i luv the bbc if you haven’t heard. so here is some real news for ya from today. you would think that in 2012 it would be satire, but it’s not.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18503550

    you would also think that these islamophobia wouldn’t need to re-post satire or make up news. just read the real news.

    don’t know how snide that is. so in an effort not to disappoint you let me preempt a possible response from you, dongo or mr. bennet.

    mike,

    you ignorant troll. do you not understand that the christians burned witches at the stake long before islam even existed? guess you have never heard of the salem witch trials. your double standars show you to be a moronic bigot. get a live (that’s from nill). and learn how to spell and use proper grammar. (that’s from duece prez and alice) i miss them.

    how’s that M? always good to hear from another person. but really, that’s the best you can do? no comment on the article of how america is responsible for islamic terrorism?

    btw never been to ikea, but i hear the swedish meatballs are awsome. just opened a beer. prost.

  5. Ironically IKEA was founded by not only a member of the NAZI party, but he was an SS recruiter until 1955 (not that that is going to halt the throngs of white people from shopping there)

  6. The silly stuff is easy to detect and discard. The real news is ammo enough.

  7. damn hippie car.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Beetle

    “In 1933, Adolf Hitler gave the order to Ferdinand Porsche to develop a Volkswagen (literally, “people’s car” in German, pronounced [ˈfɔlksvaːɡən]). The epithet Volks- literally, “people’s-” had been previously applied to other Nazi sponsored consumer goods such as the Volksempfänger (“people’s radio”). Hitler required a basic vehicle capable of transporting two adults and three children at 100 km/h (62 mph). The “People’s Car” would be available to citizens of the Third Reich through a savings scheme”

  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer

    “Germany and well known for its original brand of aspirin.”

    “Nazi chairmanIn 1956 Fritz ter Meer became chairman of Bayer’s supervisory board. He was convicted at the Nuremberg trials for his part in carrying out experiments on human subjects at Auschwitz. He was found “guilty of count two, plunder and spoliation, and count three, slavery and mass murder” and sentenced to seven years imprisonment and served five years”

    no aspirin for you! come back one year!

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