Over at Little Green Footballs Charles Johnson takes apart Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer:
The so-called “counter-jihad” bloggers are covering themselves in glory again, slobbering and ranting and trying to take advantage of a terrible crime to advance their un-American agenda….
This time they’ve seized on a story about a man in Texas who killed six members of his own family on Christmas morning while dressed in a Santa suit, then committed suicide. The man’s wife had left him, his home had been foreclosed upon, his business was failing, and he had filed for bankruptcy; with anyone else, these things would be considered strong motives for committing this massacre.
But because the man’s name was Aziz Yazdanpanah, and he was apparently unhappy about who his daughter was dating, these bloggers have decided it had to be an “Islamic honor killing.”
Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion has a link to the resulting exchange between Spencer and Johnson, “including bonus abusive contributions from Pamela Geller”.
Richard Bartholomew also provides details of a planned SIOA event next year, billed by Geller and Spencer as “the first-ever human rights conference dedicated to exposing the plight of women under Islamic law in Dearborn, Michigan”.