Anti-Muslim Bigotry: The New Flavor of the GOP

Charles Johnson8/10/2010 1:32:03 pm PDT

re: #413 Cato the Elder

Apparently Mardukhai did, but we missed it. Or failed to understand it. Or something.

His claim is that Imam Rauf “supported the dictator of Sudan.”

It’s based on the fact that Rauf visited Sudan as an election observer, in their very first democratic elections, and said that although the elections were flawed they were a good first step on the road to democracy. (I’m paraphrasing, of course; there’s a video.)

Apparently, promoting democracy in Sudan is the same thing as supporting the dictator.

To me, it looks like Imam Rauf really is the kind of moderate Muslim we should all support. He travels overseas to Islamic countries to support and promote democratic elections. Why is this supposed to be bad again?