Even Vox Thinks Obama’s Wimping Out On ‘Islamist Extremism’

February 19th, 2015 10:04 PM
Vox writer Max Fisher argues that Obama “has veered so far into downplaying Islamist extremism that he appears at times to refuse to acknowledge its existence at all, or has referred to it as violent extremism. While he has correctly identified economic and political factors that give rise to extremism, he has appeared to downplay or outright deny an awkward but important fact: religion plays an…

Vox: At Prayer Breakfast, Obama Rebuked Those Who ‘Hate Muslims’

February 10th, 2015 11:35 AM
Max Fisher writes that Obama’s comment was “so banal it could be an after-school special. That it has provoked national controversy goes to show that there is still a mainstream thread of thought in America that Islam is an inherently violent religion, that the world's 1.6 billion Muslims are somehow different, and that non-Muslims are superior human beings.”

Vox Writer Claims 'Love' Cover Shows Need for Charlie Hebdo Magazine

January 9th, 2015 5:17 PM
Two days after 12 people who worked at the controversial Charlie Hebdo --  “a weekly, French satirical newsmagazine” -- were shot and killed by four gunmen -- Vox website content editor Max Fisher tried to assert the publication's importance by pointing to the “Love Is Stronger Than Hate” cartoon cover of the  November 2011 edition. The cover depicts Charlie Hebdo -- the magazine portrayed by a…

Vox: Asking Muslims to Condemn Terror Is 'Bigoted and Islamophobic'

December 16th, 2014 1:51 PM
Today, the world has learned that terrorists with the Taliban, the group of Islamic fundamentalist jihadists who have rained terror on Afghanistan and Pakistan for nearly two decades, "attacked a school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children." The death toll will almost certainly rise as some of the 114 children the BBC has reported are injured fail to survive. But don't ask…

Vox's Fisher Spins Pope's Support for Stopping ISIS As A 'Crusade

August 18th, 2014 5:01 PM
Vox's Max Fisher shamelessly invoked medieval history in a Monday post about Pope Francis. Fisher highlighted the pontiff's support for action against ISIS's "unjust aggression" in Iraq, and hyped that "there is good precedent for this...between 1096 and 1272 AD, popes also endorsed the use of Western military action to destroy Middle Eastern caliphates. Those were known as the crusades; there…

Reza Aslan: Megyn Kelly Thinks Christ Is White, But He Looks Like Me

December 13th, 2013 6:43 AM
The Washington Post's habit of promoting Muslim author Reza Aslan and his lame book about how Jesus was a political messiah resurfaced on Thursday. On the Post's "WorldViews" blog, Max Fisher interviewed Aslan on the occasion of Megyn Kelly's statement on her Fox show that "Jesus was a white man, too. It's like we have, he's a historical figure. That's a verifiable fact, as is Santa." Fisher…