March 04, 2011

The Straw Man "Radical"

Salon has a great piece about Anjem Choudary, an alleged "Islamic extremist" who's been appearing regularly on Fox News, and appears to be a nonentity:

Choudary is a London-based preacher who has over the past decade become the face of radical Islam in the British press -- especially in the tabloids, and even more especially the right-wing papers owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. -- despite having no religious credentials and virtually no public support. In fact, according to those who have tracked his career in Britain, Choudary is wholly a press creation
He isn't Bin Laden. He's Fred Phelps.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 4, 2011 12:18 PM
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