Max Blumenthal’s Latest Despicable Deception

The notorious anti-Israel writer is using a lie to drag Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s name through the mud. In a recent article that has been widely circulated online by an unholy alliance of Islamists and extreme Leftists, the notorious anti-Israel propagandist Max Blumenthal has accused women’s-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali of “deception.” Unfortunately for Blumenthal, it is his own latest deception that has now come to light.

Blumenthal claimed that a statement by Hirsi Ali — that “at least 70% of all the fatalities in armed conflicts around the world last year were in wars involving Muslims” — was “suspect.” His evidence was an email from a spokesperson for the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, whose Armed Conflict Database is the basis for Hirsi Ali’s calculation. Triumphantly, Blumenthal tweeted that the IISS had “totally disowned her abuse of its data.”

  • luna

    “If anything, Hirsi Ali’s 70% figure is too low.”

  • Brett_McS

    Caroline Glick explains Israel-hating Jews:

  • David Murrell

    Wikipedia has a very good discussion of Max Blumenthal’s “journalistic” career:

    He is the son of former Time columnist, and Bill Clinton advisor Sydney Blumenthal. Lot’s of good stuff in the Wiki entry, include the various anti-Semitic statements son Max has made. He also slammed the American Sniper movie; was involved in the notorious anti-Semitic “toilet gate” incident in Germany, etc. A real wack-job he.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Someone should ask him how it feels to get kicked out of a German men’s room. His dad is still a Hillary adviser and is involved in “servergate.”