Michael Weinstein: Christian Bigotry “Can Lead to Genocide”
In a vaguely related article that purports to highlight potentially “false” converts from radical Islam, the author quotes the MRFF’s Michael Weinstein in a provocative statement:
With the U.S. engaged in active combat in the heart of the Islamic world, Weinstein believes Christian fundamentalists in the U.S. military are actively promoting terrorists-turned-Christians — with potentially deadly consequences.
“These guys are spewing Islamophobic hatred, and the Pentagon laps it up. This is the kind of prejudice and bigotry that can lead to genocide,” said Weinstein.
So Weinstein is suggesting that someone — American military Christians? the Pentagon? — is leading the way to “genocide?” Weinstein leaves no clue as to how he jumped to such a melodramatic conclusion (though perhaps he believes it will be committed by the “shadow government” the MRFF believes is actually running the country). Insane conspiracy theory though it is, it isn’t the first time he has made the accusation. From 2007:
In Plan A, evangelical Christians with a smile on their face will ask you to please, please, please accept their biblical worldview of Jesus. The problem with that is, inevitably, Plan A morphs into Plan B. They stop asking so nicely, and then you have the Holocaust, the pogroms, the Inquisition…
Weinstein sees a Christian plot to take over the world around every corner, and his own “Christianophobic” comments are replete with unsupported, hate-filled diatribes against Christianity. It would seem his accusations are more a form of projection than observation.
The article closed with CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper saying:
“As long as you attack Islam and demonize Muslims, you’re going to get a platform,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if your facts and background are wrong.”
Given Weinstein’s history of demonizing Christians, the irony in that statement is amazing.