Originally Posted by Piobaire
I agree with this and think this is a good spot to repost this:
At 9:37, Christian Broadcasting Network news? As much as she tries to play the "I am one of them so I can't be a bigot" card, the Islamophobia comes to the surface.
I watched the video until the bit about CAIR (the attempt to link it to terrorism is laughable); nothing she said relied on her "authority" as a "Sunni Muslim." It might as well all have come from CBN or another right wing Islamophobic source. A quick read through her Wikipedia page reveals who she is politically. She is, in fact, anti-Muslim on every issue involving Muslims. So why the emphasis on "I am a Sunni Muslim"? Because Islamophobia sells books and talk show expertise, especially when you're a "terrorism expert" who can throw a few Arabic words around or, better yet, a "Muslim" or "former Muslim."