Let me get the business stuff out of the way. In today's Tribune-Review Craig Smith interviews Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
According to Mediamatters, the DHFC has been the recipient of $7.175 million of Scaife money between 1989 and 2009. As always, no mention of all that Scaife support for the resource Scaife's paper cites.
That should be enough for a blog post. But wait there's more!
Take a look at WHAT the interview's about:
Robert Spencer is director of Jihad Watch at the Los Angeles-based David Horowitz Freedom Center and author of 10 books, including The New York Times best-seller, "The Truth About Muhammad," and "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)."Hmm. An unalterable religious law dictating every aspect of life - that's bad. Very very bad.
We spoke by phone Tuesday after National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil said post-Gadhafi Libya would be run under Islamic Shariah law.
Q: What is Shariah law and why should the United States be concerned that it will play a major role in the new Libya?
A: Shariah law is the very comprehensive law that covers pretty much every aspect of life. Muslims consider (it) to be the law of God that is unalterable, perfect and unchangeable.
It discriminates against women. It discriminates against non-Muslims. It denies the freedom of speech and the freedom of conscience. It's not going to create a free society by any stretch of the imagination. And the United States is now in the position of having aided in the creation of yet another repressive regime that denies human rights.
I find this curious considering I found this at the David Horowitz Freedom Center website:
There is only one solution to the world’s problems, only one prescription for producing a near-heaven on earth.The piece is actually by Dennis Prager and can also be found complete at TownHall.com.
It is 3,000 years old.
And it is known as the Ten Commandments.
The message from the David Horowitz Freedom Center is clear, that civilization depends on faith to exist. But which faith? The answer is just as clear: OUR faith, good. THEIR faith, bad.
And how do we know? We just do. And if you don't agree, you don't love freedom.