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The Hamas Smear: How Islamophobes Use Six Degrees of Separation to Smear Muslims
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Lauren Green’s interview of Reza Aslan backfired on Fox News. Green’s obvious bias generated sympathy for Aslan. Many Americans were horrified at her blatant display of Islamophobia.

Robert Spencer: “I have exactly the same credentials as [Reza] Aslan”; Oh, Really?
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Fox News and its right-wing supporters were cast into shame after Fox News’s interview with Reza Aslan went viral on the internet. Embarrassed and reeling from this intellectual beat-down by Reza Aslan, the right-wing responded by questioning Aslan’s credentials.

The J Word: Jihad, Between Hype and Reality
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The book focuses on refuting the fundamental premise of Islamophobia–that Islam is somehow the most violent religion on earth. Sadly, more white Americans than not believe this to be true, which is why it’s extremely important that a book of this type is written.

Louie Gohmert: “You See Me Huggin’ Muslims Around The World”
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Subtle Islamophobia has been a part of U.S. national discourse for a very long time, but up until recently, the rabid, vitriolic, and out-in-the-open form of anti-Muslim hysteria of the cyber-world was limited to websites like Jihad Watch.

Robert Spencer to Debate Achmed the Dead Terrorist and The Dictator
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Sheila Musaji of The American Muslim (TAM) has been keeping a close eye on the loons who write for Jihad Watch. The chief loon of JW, Robert Spencer, had initially been slated to debate David Wood, another Christian loon like himself.

Jihad By Any Means Necessary?
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An anti-Muslim canard that has gained considerable popularity in the post-9/11 world is the idea that Muslims can do anything, no matter how morally questionable, if it furthers the Islamic cause. According to this idea, jihad can be waged “by any means necessary.”

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Robert Spencer’s Biography of the Prophet Muhammad (I)
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I recently agreed to debate the following thesis with Robert Spencer of JihadWatch:

Islam is more violent than other religions, specifically Judaism and Christianity.

On the Outlandish Claim That “There is No Islamophobia”
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The FBI released hate crime statistics for the year of 2010, which showed that anti-Semitic crimes topped the list of religiously motivated hate crimes. Islamophobes have latched on to this fact to claim that “there is no Islamophobia.”

Danios vs Spencer: 18 months and Spencer still avoiding a debate
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Danios of Loonwatch has had an ongoing online discussion with Robert Spencer in an effort to set up a debate. Spencer has regularly challenged Muslims to debate him, but seems to prefer limiting those debates to marginal figures or useful idiots.