Former KOS blogger switches sides on Murfreesboro mosque
Eric Allen Bell was a diarist for Daily Kos until the beginning of this year when he was banned from the site for posting what they were believed were anti-Muslim screeds. He had been making a documentary on the backlash to the construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro, TN, when further research, he says, led him to discover the essentially violent nature of Islam.
Now he has switched sides and opposes the mosque:
MURFREESBORO — An outspoken supporter of the Murfreesboro mosque has switched sides and joined the anti-Islam movement.
Eric Allen Bell, a documentary filmmaker from California, was a fixture at court hearings and protests over the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in 2010.
Back then, he was making a movie called ‘Not Welcome,’ which depicted mosque critics as Southern Christian bigots.
Now he says the mosque is part of a plot to destroy America. He claimed the mosque is ‘built on a foundation of lies’ in a recent op-ed piece at the anti-Islam site jihadwatch.com.
‘I want to communicate that the biggest threat to human rights is Islam,’ he said in a phone interview Tuesday.
He has also written a mea culpa to Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller.
Welcome to the bigot brigade, Eric.