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Newsweek Publishes Islamophobic ‘Muslim Rage’ Cover In Response To Embassy Attacks

The impeccably loony self-styled scholar and hateful fraud Ayaan Hirsi Ali is at it again with another incendiary Newsweek article.:

Newsweek Publishes Islamophobic ‘Muslim Rage’ Cover In Response To Embassy Attacks

by Ben Armbruster (Think Progress)

Anti-Islam rhetoric in the United States has heated up this week in the wake of the violent protests in the Middle East. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough joined in the backlash this morning, saying the entire Muslim world hates the United States “because of their religion.”

Newsweek picked up on this theme, today releasing its new cover story by with the headline “MUSLIM RAGE” and a photo of angry Muslims:

Somali-born Dutch AEI scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the cover story’s author. In the article, Hirsi Ali claims that extremist Muslims “are not a fringe group“:

The Muslim men and women (and yes, there are plenty of women) who support — whether actively or passively — the idea that blasphemers deserve to suffer punishment are not a fringe group. On the contrary, they represent the mainstream of contemporary Islam.

In a speech back in May, Hirsi Ali expressed sympathy for one of the justifications for Norwegian anti-Muslim terrorist Anders Breivik‘s attacks, explaining that Breivik said “he had no other choice but to use violence” because his fringe views were “censored.” Breivik was convicted of mass murder last month, which he admitted to perpetuating in order to save Europe from a “Muslim takeover.”

As this blog has previously noted, in a 2007 interview with Reason Magazine, Hirsi Ali called for Islam to be “defeated.” The interviewer asked: “Don’t you mean defeating radical Islam?” Hirsi Ali replied bluntly: “No. Islam, period. Once it’s defeated, it can mutate into something peaceful. It’s very difficult to even talk about peace now. They’re not interested in peace.”


Newsweek responds: “This weeks Newsweek cover accurately depicts the events of the past week as violent protests have erupted in the Middle East (including Morocco where the cover image was taken).”


Hirsi Ali has also previously said that “Islam is a cult,” “there is no moderate Islam,” and that “we are at war with Islam.”

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  • Géji



    Says all, tying to set the mind of the genocidal American empire continuation to commit more perverse terrorism abroad TO humans! By the way, I’ll say kudos to all oblivious worshipers!

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    @ Anonymous:

    Boy, you right wingers are inconsistent. Hirsi Ali gets a free pass from you because she’s telling you what you want to hear. Five bucks says you wouldn’t give a free pass to Mexicans who illegally come to the US to escape crushing poverty, political corruption and crime back home. Or to Africans who make the dangerous trek across the Sahara to get into Europe for many of the same reasons. The funny thing is, Hirsi Ali is much more of an economic drain than any other illegal immigrant ever was. She went to the Netherlands, ILLEGALLY, and now she’s come to America to mooch off the taxpayer’s dollar. She even got a high paying gig at a think tank for doing… well… quite frankly nothing.

    The fact that we have a woman seriously claiming that a killer like Breivik HAD to carry out his crimes should be disturbing to anyone. That goes well beyond the standard Islamophobic rhetoric. The fact that Breivik killed mostly white Norwegian youth seems lost on you. So too does the fact that Breivik likely would have killed Hirsi Ali given half the chance. After all, she may be anti-Muslim, but she will never be ‘white.’

    Might I ask when you right wingers are going to reform YOUR OWN outdated ideas about race, culture and religion? As a non-Christian, I feel its a fair question to ask.

  • anonymous

    Hirsi Ali is a brave woman who had to commit fraud in order to escape her situation. She may fan the flames with her dialog and I don’t agree with her Breivik statement, but moderates should listen to her. If Islam does not reform itself it deserves to be a dead idea.

  • AJ

    The guy on the left seems to be mourning. I wonder if Newsweek stole this photo from a funeral for a victim of some suicide attack or something like that. I mean they don’t have much credibility to hire the fraud aka recycled waste from Netherlands as their cover author.

  • Awesome

    @ Sir David

    Dont you mean Iran ?
    Libya was sooo last year . Let keep up with the fashion

    Their interests are not confined to Iran. Even Iran for them is just a means to an end, which is control by any means necessary, and perpetual war for perpetual profits.

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  • Steve

    “the idea that blasphemers deserve to suffer punishment are not a fringe group. On the contrary, they represent the mainstream of contemporary Islam”

    Many leaders of islamic nations and the OIC have said the same.

  • Reynardine

    Guy on right: They’re out of cinnamon bagels!

    Guy on left: They can’t do this to us!

  • Kyle

    hahaha hirsi loves israel but if she went there she’d be stabbed and get called a “cancer”.

  • Geoff Cavendish

    Ah the good old ‘Muslim Insider’ appproach once again.

    A good essay on the topic.

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32)

    Dont you mean Iran ?
    Libya was sooo last year . Let keep up with the fashion 😉

    Sir David

  • BaktaM


    I actually second that motion. Anyone who has the connections, if you are reading this: let us organize this and make it go viral. Best response we can have 🙂


  • Awesome

    As expected, the news media is having a field day with the idea that Muslims are raging over an alleged movie that no one seems to have actually seen. That isn’t really a surprise, since sensationalism is their “bread and butter”. What is surprising, is that the people who should know better are actually falling for the idea, that a movie started all of this.

    The embassy attack in Libya, according to some, was in response to a drone strike that killed a Libyan national named Mohamed Hassan Qaid back in June.

    The embassy attack in Egypt was about freeing “The Blind Sheikh”, Omar ‘Abdel-Rahman, who was arrested and convicted back in the 90s over the US government’s conspiracy theories about him.

    The incidents happened simultaneously because they were planned and orchestrated by the same group of people. The movie is just a ruse that the media is using to circumvent having to address the more difficult questions about the incident, and also to help get public support for the US government’s planned invasion of Libya.

  • JD

    we should have a Photoshop contest or caption this picture contest Person can Photoshop the funnest or come up with the funniest caption for this picture wins .

    I start

    Guy On Right: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • AJ

    How she survived “Muslim Rage”?

    By giving false information about her name, her age and the country she arrived from when applying for asylum in the Netherlands. Zembla further investigated that Hirsi Magan had also fabricated stories about her forced marriage. Hirsi was kicked out of Netherlands and lost her MP position when her fraud was discovered.

    Yes, that’s how she survived it. You can imagine what standard American Enterprise Institute has to hire this fraud and what standard Newsweek has to put a feature written by this fraud on their main page.

  • Crow

    LOL, whenever I see any of these scum with a concerned look on their face, how much longer can we scam the trash that call themselves christian (but are not Christian) out of their money? The only thing worse than listening to these scumbags would be listening to netanyahu the fat israeli fascist.

  • AbeMan

    Yep, the fact that not only they published a misleading cover, but they also had a big Islamophobic fraud like Hirsi Ali tells how desperate they are, to the point where these morons want to cash in on the Islamophobic industry in order to save their dying magazine. And no, ‘news’week publishers, the cover does not accurately portray squat. Rather it reinforces an old stereotype that Arabs or Muslims are savages and violent people and very much misses the true nature of these protests and the whole story behind that laughably produced film. Of course you don’t seem to care or know any better because you hired a clown like Hirsi Ali to write for your magazine. You have tried to suck up to every aspect of the political spectrum, only to fail miserably and loose more of your little revenue.
    The day when your magazine is no longer on the shelves of America’s supermarkets, book stores, and newsstands as well as the shut down of your website is drawing near. Better start typing your resumes.

  • mindy1

    Oh yea, she’s REAL objective 🙄

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