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Friday, August 31, 2018
WND Lamely Fearmongers Over 'Allahu Akbar' Chant At A Muslim Religious Observance
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Just because Leo Hohmann is no longer a WorldNetDaily reporter doesn't mean that WND has stopped indulging in its usual fits of anti-Muslim fearmongering.

WND's Art Moore takes a crack at it in an Aug. 21 article under the intended-to-be-scary headline "Muslims chant 'Allahu akbar' at Vikings stadium." The very first part of his story is a Twitter post from Laura Loomer, the far-right, stunt-prone "journalist" who has been banned from Uber and Lyft for racist tweets. It's not a promising start. Ultimately, though, Moore just complains that a large group fo Muslims gathered in a single place to celebrate a religious holiday:

Amid chants of “Allahu Akbar,” or “Allah is the greatest,” broadcast over a loudspeaker, thousands of Muslims gathered Tuesday at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for a massive rally in celebration of the Islamic Eid Al Adha holiday.

KMSP-TV in the Twin Cities reported Minnesota’s various Islamic centers previously have held their own individual prayers for Eid, “but this year with more than two dozen mosques all coming together at U.S. Bank Stadium, they’re calling it Super Eid.”

US Bank Stadium was the site of the 2018 Super Bowl.

Moore, of course, is not-so-subtly suggesting that all Muslims are terrorists because they  say they phrase "allahu akbar" and are even more prone to being terrorists because they are chanting it in a group, that that it was likely that "death to America" would be chanted next.

In reality, actual Muslims point out that "allahu akbar" is a phrase uttered by every Muslim and has no malicious intent whatsoever.

Moore then highlighted a call from the Council for American-Islamic Relations to increase security for the event due to "increased hostility toward the Muslim community" with the usual attacks on CAIR as "founded by Hamas" and an "unindicted co-conspirator" in a long-ago case.

So, something of a middling grade for Moore on the fearmongering stuff, far from WND's best work on the subject (that would probably be falsely and maliciously blaming Islam for a measles outbreak when the real culprit was WND's anti-vaxxer buddies).

Yes, WND's diminished financial state has left it so it can't even hate Muslims the way it used to.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:48 AM EDT

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