Drinking the cool aid [sic]: the dangers of Islamophobia

In our modern world, there seems to be a fine line between hate and free speech in regards to Islam. This fine line has been the subject of intense debate between moderate Muslims and right wing anti-Islamic pundits…

…AFDI is just one of the many American anti-Islam groups that uses social media and advocacy to “warn” us of the threat of Sharia law in the US and the “danger” that Muslims pose for a “civilized society.” Naturally, AFDI has been classified as a hate group…

…I’m not denying that there is plenty of anti-Semitism in certain Muslim communities, but I refuse to believe that their hatred is religiously motivated. I’m also not denying that the information that is presented in these ads is true, but like I said, this is cherry-picking. For every negative fact you dig up, I could find just as many positive facts about Muslims, or any other social group for that matter.

There are extreme Muslims in parts of the world who do want to harm us, but there is no merit for a deceptive media campaign against our fellow Americans, even if they belong to the same religion as our enemies. You can quote Hamas’ own hateful rhetoric, but it still, despite what you may think, cannot be attributed to all Muslims.

As an American of Jewish heritage (with family members buried in Israel,) I could not be more disgusted with AFDI and its leader, Pamela Geller…

*The correct spelling of the drink that was used at Jonestown, Guyana to commit mass suicide in 1978 is ‘Kool Aid.’  

You cannot tell from the auto-capitalization feature of WordPress that the author also used lower case: “Drinking the cool aid: the dangers of Islamophobia” 

[I am not sure why the company spelt it ‘aid’ when the suffix ‘ade’ refers to a drink (as in ‘lemonade’).  It was named in 1927.]

  • Rosenmops

    Another useful idiot.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s amazing how many there are out there.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Why should there be any distinction between hate speech and free speech? No one has to protect speech that isn’t offensive. That’s kind of the fucking point.

  • Xavier

    The fact that the dead can’t talk really helps writers like this.

    • Frau Katze

      Excellent point.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Too true.

  • mobuyus

    I remember watching the Congressman’s brain bounce on the tarmac at the Jones Town Airfield. This idiot has been injecting the Cool Aid.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “Not all Nazis were bad, so it’s unfair to taint them all with the same brush” is what she is saying because MOST Nazis didn’t have anything to do with the holocaust either.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Again, a lot of name calling directed at Pamela but not one citation of any falsehood by her.

    • Alain

      Correct. They are unable to prove she misquotes the Koran or hadiths, so they are only left with personal attacks against the messenger. Disgusting lot!

  • WTF does TurdPress auto-capitalise?

    • Frau Katze

      First letter of every word in the title.

      • Yes, I know what it is. I asked why does TurdPress do it?

        • Frau Katze

          No idea. Maybe it can be altered. I don’t know. BCF handles it.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘Kool-Aid’ as in to ‘aid’ someone in staying cool.

    That my guess.

    • mobuyus

      Man someone who needs aid staying cool has never been cool.

      • Frau Katze

        It was 1927, remember.

    • Frau Katze

      Could well be.

  • pdxnag

    Technically, there was a bit of Flavor Aid too. Islam is Peace is the spiked juice sold as good.

  • Minicapt
  • Justin St.Denis

    It’s “Kool-Ade” I believe, if my childhood memories serve me well. Like “lemonADE”. Not rocket science.