Charles Johnson, the Islam-smearer who attacks serious Islam critics as Nazis
One of the contributors on the 2Blowhards site had a hilarious post recently, in which he pointed out that if the liberal assertion is true that “homophobes” are actually repressed homosexuals, then it would also be the case that people who hate Republicans are really repressed Republicans.LA replies:
So, assuming Ian’s account is correct (I haven’t read enough of LGF to know for myself), it turns out that Charles Johnson belongs to the Ralph Peters School of Islam Criticism! Meaning that he attacks Muslims in very strong, overly sweeping language (Peters for his part has repeatedly said that we must kill lots and lots of Muslims), then he turns around and attacks thoughtful Islam critics as Nazi-types and race haters.Diane L. writes:
I don’t think Charles Johnson’s current position is hateful towards all Muslims, and he doesn’t advocate killing lots of them. Lately, he’s been banning commenters who advocate anything like that. He seems to be in favor of assimilating everyone into Western culture, including Muslim immigrants. It’s hard to tell, because he’s all over the place lately. But it would be a mistake to lump him in with anyone who advocates genocide.LA replies:
Thanks for the clarification. Ian’s description of Johnson seemed to fit a familiar pattern on the “right” which I’ve often talked about, particularly in relation to Peters, of a self-indulgently bellicose attitude toward Muslims combined with an aggressively anti-racist attitude toward one’s fellow Westerners, which led me to draw the parallel between Johnson and Peters. This was risky, given that I was doing this on the basis of Ian’s description of Johnson rather than my own reading.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 14, 2007 11:57 AM | Send