Right-Wingers Morphing Phony “War on Christmas” Into War on American Muslims


BILL BERKOWITZ FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT, Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 
“I always thought that if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walk in and kill.” — Jerry Falwell Jr., President, Liberty University
 
Ordinarily at this time of year, as I’ve done in past years, I’d come up with a “War on Christmas” roundup, pointing out a few of the ludicrous incidents where conservative Christian activists are beating the drum for this phony meme, dropping a few of the more interesting “War on Christmas” historical anecdotes, and calling it a wrap. However
, since the San Bernardino massacre, some longtime “War on Christmas” combatants are morphing over-the-top “War on Christmas” rhetoric into an all-out attack targeting all American Muslims.
 
Peter Brimelow, one of the early architects of the modern “War on Christmas” is one of those combatants. In a recent column at the VDARE website, Brimelow maintains that immigration should be suspended – an argument he has made for years – and, he’s added a new wrinkle; Muslim Americans should be subject to expulsion from this country.

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