Ever since Eric Allen Bell launched his smear campaign against Loonwatch, he’s become a poster child for far right anti-Muslim bigots impressed by his sad, sad tale of woe. Portrayed as a leftist-turned-”Islamorealist” martyr, he’s been making rounds all across the looniverse.
Bell’s been featured several times on David Horowitz‘s Frontpage Magazine and his interviews have appeared on The Jamie Glazov Show. He’s also been palling around with Robert Spencer, and has updated his Facebook page with photos of loon luminaries such as Aayan Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders, and the late Pim Fortuyn.
Just for good measure, he included the infamous “cartoon” of the Prophet Muhammad in a bomb-studded turban.
As a newly minted zealot, he’s vowed to continue his crusade against Loonwatch, and he imagines Loonwatch is equally fervent in opposing him. In fact, we don’t really care. He wrote a few articles smearing us, and we wrote a few articles refuting him here, here, and here.
End of story. Or at least it should have been.
The ever paranoid haters are keeping the ball rolling, this time by spreading a completely baseless, sensational rumor:
Ex-Daily Kos writer Eric Allen Bell had written a piece on a 53,000 square foot mosque in the Bible Belt. In response, the Daily Kos banned Bell. Another liberal site, LoonWatch.com, posted Bell’s photograph and information on Islamic websites all over the world.
Are they serious? All over the world!?! Evidence, please!
In a refreshing display of rational skepticism, someone in the Islamophobesphere actually bothered to do a fact check:
Sandcrawler PSA: I’ve Removed the Eric Allen Bell Post
Because I’ve requested some sort of links to the posts that allegedly were given by Loonwatch to Islamist boards.
So until that is cleared up, I’m just going with the Kos fired/banned him for having an opinion of Islam that did not sit well with the Kossacks. That seems to be true to me.
If anyone has info showing the original “personal information” posts on Loonwatch and the subsequent post on any Islamist board, by golly I’ll be first in line to post that. Until then I can’t report anything other than Eric being banned from Kos for speaking his mind.
I just feel that incitement to murder is a fairly strong charge to make without supporting images and links. [emphasis mine]
Yes, “incitement to murder” is a fairly strong charge, and the reason there’s no evidence is because it never happened.
Apparently unconcerned with facts, anti-Muslim hate site Weasel Zippers published the rumor, prompting a volley hateful–and sometimes threatening–comments from visitors:
a former dem says:
they’re just getting rid of anyone now who even has a shred of sanity.
Ahhh, yes…vee haf our vays:
Shine up them jackboots facists, and don’t you dare get out of step and tell the truth, vee haf our vays of punishink you.
This is news to us:
Another ByStander says:
LoonWatch is an extension of the Moslem Brotherhood, CAIR, and all the rest…. They want him dead…….
Some of his new friends aren’t very forgiving. Once a leftist-Muzlamic shill, always a leftist-Muzlamic shill?
The guy is confessing there that he was a knowing shill for radical Islam, trying to make the Muslims out to be a put-upon minority, even though he shows that he is well aware of what happens, or could happen, if one should dare to express a non-laudatory view of Islam.
He was banned from Daily Kos, not for refusing to be a shill for radical Islam, but for attempting to balance his shill behavior so that it appeared to be somewhat objective.
Loonwatch has apparently pioneered the cowardly fatwa-by-proxy. Bell, by the way, was never “our own.”
Sniffy Pop Tuna Scented Popcorn says:
This is a very vindictive group of people. This is their way of discreetly issuing a Fatwah and not getting your hands dirty.
They know that 99% of the people who view their information and home addresses will never do one ounce of research on who these people are.
Just another enemy in their minds.
To eat their own.
My personal favorite:
Better yet, if any harm falls to Mr. Bell…any…take the people who do Loonwatch.com and shoot them…no questions asked.
Like in the Dirty Harry movie, “The Dead Pool” the head mobster started to protect Harry Calahan so they would not be killed inside the prision.
Make the punishment fit the crime. [emphasis mine]
Are we leftist liberal pinko commies or are we “Moslems”?
Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.
LOL is right:
The Loon Watch site seems REALLY obsessed with this guy. LoL
Is he referring to cabrerski’s suggestion to shoot us?
Isn’t that conspiracy to commit murder?
What loon rant is complete without a reference to Sharia?
The left’s appeasement strategy will fail as fewer folks remain to be thrown under the bus and the “tolerance” of sharia becomes evident to the amoral…
…but stupid leftist is redundant.
What a pleasant image:
I.M. Realist says:
Libs don’t get the fact that their free spirited ways of life will be the first on the block. Islam is on the march and they will destroy all in their path. Let’s see one of those OWS fleabagging idiots go take a dump in a mosque or near one. Wake up libs. It’s us or them. Pick a side because this is for keeps.
“Lib boy,” are you feeling the love?
Uh oh. Someone has escaped the plantation. I wonder if Lib boy will consider the price of his life to be worth opening his eyes. Now that they’ve put a hit out on him hopefully he’ll start to see and question everything differently. Now maybe he can use his writing for good.
An “accessory to murder”? Muslim hit men? Such drama!
This just shows the violent nature of the Left. They really would like to kill everyone who disagrees with them, though they are loathe to do it themselves.
The Left rails against Islamophobia, but what it really is doing is merely getting Muslim votes. Deep down, they know Islam’s true nature; when they post this guy’s picture and address all over Islamic websites, they know that many among their Muslim colleagues would be more than happy to do the dirty work and kill off their own apostate. The Left is basically playing accessory to murder, hiring out Muslim hitmen. If the Left didn’t also believe in the violent nature of Islam, why post his picture and info as a means of “punishment”?
We’re full of lunatics?!?
His story is interesting but not surprising.
Liberals are the most self – righteous,indulgent,violent,intolerant group in the US.
He worked for Daily KOS = Kill on Sight ,and is confused by their firing of him and threats for telling the truth ?
Loonwatch is full of viruses,adware,cowards and lunatics.
…and so on.
The nice thing about Eric Allen Bell is that he took a spectacular plunge into the darkness, leaving no doubt that he is indeed a loon. This is preferable to spawning a new Irshad Manji or Asra Nomani, stealth loons who front as progressives and actually dupe the gullible.
Bell’s campaign will appeal almost exclusively to the far-right paranoid bottom feeders, though he’ll probably have to move a few more notches to the right to take his place on that already crowded stage. It will be interesting to see what happens when the novelty wears off.
We doubt Bell has been threatened by anyone, let alone a Muslim, but in any case, we’d like to make it clear we’re not threatening nor have we ever threatened Mr. Bell, directly or by proxy. In fact, we’d like to thank Bell for the free publicity, and wish him good luck with his “charming” new friends.