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JihadWatch Zombie Eric Allen Bell Thinks He Hit it Big On Eric Bolling Show

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Remember JihadWatch zombie Eric Allen Bell (real name Eric Edborg), the failed D level-movie producer who moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee and decided to make a documentary about the concerted anti-Mosque campaign by local conspiracy theorists and religious wing-nuts? During the time Bell was filming his documentary he used to constantly email us, asking us to publish his writings and advertise his documentary, his articles were usually so terrible that we declined. There was always something strange about Bell, and this strangeness manifested itself when Bell joined the ranks of the JihadWatch looniverse.

When Bell’s documentary failed to achieve the payback he had hoped for, (he expected to make money off of the venture, just like he does from his GlobalOne.tv site, a new-age spiritual mishmash with adverts from psychics) he turned to funding from the Islamophobia movement.

His fortunes in this regard gained some momentum, he became fast friends with Robert Spencer, who tried to plug him into the Islamophobia network the best he could. Unfortunately for Bell, because he is ignorant about most things (especially Islam and Muslims), and because he is an opportunistic charlatan his gamble on bigotry failed.

Soon after his conversion to Islamophobia, armed with nothing more than a quick anti-Muslim crash course from Robert Spencer’s indoctrination program, Bell decided to debate a Muslim apologist by the name of Nadir Ahmed. The debate was a set up, the Glazov gang decided to try and “gang up” on Mr. Ahmed–humiliation ensued. It was clear that when it came to the topic of Islam and Muslims “even an illiterate 12 year old Afghan child memorizing Quran all day in a madrassah could defeat Eric Allen Bell in debate.”

Bell was so distraught after the humiliation that he remarked, “may be time to take a sabbatical from my jihad against jihad”.

Bell’s short sabbatical is over, he is back to his “jihad” against Muslims, he believes that his humiliation has subsided and people have forgotten that he doesn’t really know much about…well…much.

He’s been busy marketing himself as a “liberal” turned counter-jihadist who stands firmly against the religious freedom of Muslims in Murfreesboro. That’s how he is selling himself now, as a former PC Liberal who has “awakened” to the the threat of Islam. In this regard Bell received attention on the usual run-of-the-mill right wing sites, as well as in USA Today and the Huffington Post. The comments on the aforementioned stories about Bell were quite blistering, essentially cementing him as a micro-version of a flip-flopping Mitt Romney, who doesn’t know his ass from his mouth.

Bell, undeterred by such humiliation is going whole hog, believing in the Hollywood myth that any publicity is good publicity. In this vein Bell’s hit the gold, he finally made it…to the Eric Bolling Show on Fox News. (h/t: CriticalDragon):

Fox’s Bolling Can’t Get Enough Of Guest’s Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Comments

JUSTIN BERRIER (Media Matters)

Fox News’ Eric Bolling continued his campaign against American Muslims today, endorsing the views of a filmmaker who claimed Islam is “the worst, most deadly idea in the history of the world.”

Bolling’s guest was Eric Bell, a filmmaker who produced a documentary on a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Bell claimed he originally saw “the Muslim community as victims” and that he had an “inclination to stick up for them.” Bell further claimed that after doing “some serious research about Islam” he found that Islam is “a radical, savage religion” and “the worst, most deadliest idea in the history of the world.” According to the Huffington Post, Bell said in a different interview that “the biggest threat to human rights is Islam.” Not only did Bolling not push back on Bell’s inflammatory rhetoric, he responded to Bell by saying he would “[l]ove to have you back and maybe expand on it a little bit more.”

At the end of the program, Bolling replayed the worst of Bell’s anti-Islam comments and announced that he would return the next day for another interview, hyping Bell as someone who “told the truth about radical Islam.” But during his interview, Bell did not limit his attacks to “radical Islam,” he attacked the religion itself. Bell attacked Islam’s prophet Mohammed before claiming Islam “is a radical, savage religion” and called it “the worst, most deadliest idea in the history of the world”:

BOLLING: What is actually happening? I only have a couple of seconds. Tell me what you found.

BELL: I found that there’s a man who raped a 9-year-old girl, who owned slaves, who killed his critics, who beheaded a tribe full of Jews named Muhammad who is the highest moral example in Islam for 1.6 billion people. And that this is a radical, savage religion. The people aren’t all radical, thank god. But the religion is the worst, most deadliest idea in the history of the world. And we need to make sure that we keep a close eye on it in this country.

Bolling’s endorsement of Bell’s views came just days after a resident of Texas was indicted for “threatening to use violence” against the Murfreesboro mosque. In addition, The New York Times reported that the construction site of the mosque “has been repeatedly vandalized” and construction equipment at the site “has been set on fire.” Other mosques around the country have also been subjected to vandalism and arson. But it should come as no surprise that Bolling endorsed Bell’s extreme anti-Muslim comments, as he has a history of extreme, anti-Muslim comments himself.

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  • http://www.loonwatch.com Garibaldi

    @Daniel Ibn Zayd,

    That sounds about right, he does seem to have a history of opportunism and your suspicion is a reasonable presumption.

  • http://danielibnzayd.wordpress.com/ Daniel Ibn Zayd

    @Garibaldi: Thanks, much appreciated!

    In a way, I think it speaks highly that we are willing to give this guy the benefit of the doubt that he “flipped”. I’m thinking more and more that he was a paid informant and this didn’t work out somehow. In terms of historical consistency this would make more sense.

  • http://www.wmonline.com BuddhaShrink

    @Garibaldi

    I agree with you: there is no evidence that Bell ever was a liberal or progressive. I think Spencer and Horowitz made this myth up when Bell, a diary writer on the Daily Kos – a left leaning website that allowed anybody to write diaries – got himself banned for crossing the website’s rules. Spencer and Horowitz made hay of this claiming a liberal now “sees the truth.”

    In fact, those who have known Bell over the years know that Bell has alway’s had racial, religious and sexual bigotry running through his mouth. He once wrote that he thought Rodney King was responsible for the beating by the LA police and he has said that he thought that LA was overrun with too many Mexican-Americans. He wrote that civil rights and equal protection laws for women were no longer necessary because everything was cool now.

    Regarding the building of a mosque and his documentary, “Not Welcome:” Bell was in no way supportive of Islam, or any religion for that matter, he just thought, correctly, that there was a Constitutional right to build a house of worship. Now though, to get around this, he suggests that Islam is not a religion, but rather a “political” system and therefore has no First Amendment right to build mosques in the United States. Hardly a Libertarian point of view!

    So you are absolutely correct Garibaldi: Bell is and never was a liberal nor is he a Libertarian as Libertarians believe that all people have a right to worship, or not to worship, as they please.

    People like Bell who will freely proclaim the world’s second largest religion as not a religion are more akin to Fascism; no different from The Geert Wilders or the neo-nazis of the world.

    As to who needs to be watched, I side with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “30 To Watch/ Intelligence Report” not the Fascist, Islamophobic Loons.

    Lastly, as you know, I commented earlier regarding Bell’s use of the word savage to describe Islam and discussed how the same was done in describing First Americans. I would like to add that Bell is nowhere near the first person to use the word, “savage” in decribing Islam. In fact, Bell, as near as I can tell, has contributed nothing new or original regarding Islam (His “truth about Islam” as you noted comes from having read Robert Spencer.) He appears to be just the latest parrot in a cage full of other parrots who also get air time on Fox “we distort, you decide” propaganda.

    And finally, I promise, just to end on a BuddhaShrink kinda note: Have you ever noticed just how happy these loons appear to be?

  • Sir David Illuminati membership number 16.69

    Garibaldi
    Bell seems to identify Big Macs all right ;-)

    Sir David
    Angers

  • http://www.loonwatch.com Garibaldi

    @Critical Dragon,

    Bell is an opportunist, 100%. I have no doubt about it. He actually doesn’t limit himself to “criticizing” Islam, as he claims. He calls Muslims “inbreds” and as BuddhaShrink mentions above “savages,” etc.

    He was never a liberal, or a progressive, I don’t even believe he is a true Libertarian as he is claiming now. Bell has serious identity issues.

  • http://www.wmonline.com BuddhaShrink

    @Garibaldi

    Thank you for the compliment!

    And thank you for this post and the opportunity.

    BuddhaShrink

  • Garibaldi

    That is an amazing comment BuddhaShrink!

  • http://www.wmonline.com BuddhaShrink

    What is old is new again.

    So in this post Eric Bell refers to Islam as “savage” at least three times.

    Funny to note that Native Americans were also referred to as savage throughout most of U.S. history by those who assumed that they were superior but were only projecting their own savagery onto First Americans. I believe Eric is doing the same today: projecting his savageness onto a religion and a people whom he refuses to get to know.

    And don’t tell me that you are not talking about Muslims, but only Islam, Eric Allen Bell. When you demand of a person that they renounce their Prophet before you are willing to speak with them, you are talking about Muslims.
    You are a religious bigot and have earned your proper recognition as a Loon!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    @CL

    So bell is trying to make himself out to be a victim of political correctness, and now he’s begging for cash? How pathetic.

  • Solid Snake

    @JSB

    I had to look that up on Google :) it is some very wise advice for all of us.

    You are correct regarding race being more visible than someones religious convictions but in this atmosphere being a Muslim is red flag so to speak. So if someone famous or high profile is a Muslim, you bet you will hear about it.

    As for your last statement…. :) ….. :D

  • cl

    From his Facebook page:

    “I have paid the high price of telling the truth about Islam, and continue to do so. And I am not ashamed by what I am about to tell you and what I am about to ask of you.

    I have lost most of my Liberal friends.

    I have lost my reputation in Hollywood.

    I love lost my livelihood.

    Most of my family members no longer talk to me.

    I had to sell my car in order to pay my rent – and it’s that money is now gone.

    I am late on every single bill.

    Please, if you can afford to donate anything at all, now more than ever, I really need your help.

    I have created a Donate button..”

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    @relief Even ignoring the few instances when Loon Watch has specifically refuted Bell, they have refuted other people who have said pretty much the Same thing, he has said. How much time have you spent on Loon Watch? Its not like they’re simply ignoring his claims.

  • relief

    So does anyone on loonwatch actually address the assertions of facts that Bell presents? Or is it all comments on his appearance?

  • Gregory

    From the Justin Berrier article one can conclude that Eric at least understands the basics.

  • strange

    Well if you are not collaborating with Islam-Fascism you are an Islamofobe, at least the universe rejoices greatly that there is nothing strange about ‘loonwatch’ …

  • Wanderer

    @Geji

    Yes they are. Yet fortunately, in South Africa, the conflicting political ideologies are not silenced. Also worthy to note: Muslims are a minority in South Africa as well, yet the media have NEVER run a sustained Islamophobia campaign. It was in this context that I am thankful we do not have a media outlet in SA that perpetuates the degree of bigotry and ignorance equivalent to what Fox unleashes on unsuspecting Americans.

  • Just Stopping By

    @Solid Snake:

    “It is not for you to finish the work, but neither are your free to desist from it.”

    As for politics, I agree with your point on the potential benefits of high-profile Muslims. While no one should overstate this, there is a lot to be said for what happened when Americans began thinking of Bill Cosby and then Oprah Winfrey when thinking of blacks/African-Americans.

    There are, of course, differences for Muslims, such as that race is typically much more visually apparent than religion (other than those who dress a certain way for religious purposes, which often makes them less of a “safe” choice for outreach). Still, I am hopeful that we will see some prominent Muslims who help positively change the initial exemplars that the typical American may have when thinking of Muslims. Perhaps it could even be a college kid who somehow learned to write with passable grammar.

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