David Horowitz, the conservative writer who has made a career of spreading Islamophobia throughout the world, published something of a love letter on Thursday to the extremist group Islamic State.
In a post for the National Review, titled “Thank You, ISIS,” Horowtiz lamented that “Democratic party and the liberal elites” have condemned and mocked his premonitions about the “barbarity of the Islamic movement for world domination.”
He complained that when he spearheaded so-called “Islamo-Fascism Awareness” weeks on college campuses back in 2006 and 2007, his education campaign was mocked by many, including TPM’s own Josh Marshall.
Even George W. Bush “could not bring himself to describe the enemy as ‘Islamic,'” Horowitz, the author of a book that draws a connection between American liberals and Islamists, wrote in the post.
Enter the Islamic State:
And then came ISIS. The horrific images of the beheadings, the reports of mass slaughters, and the threats to the American homeland have accomplished what our small contingent of beleaguered conservatives could never have achieved by ourselves. They brought images of these Islamic fanatics and savages into the living rooms of the American public, and suddenly the acceptable language for describing the enemy began to change. “Savages” and “barbarians” began to roll off the tongues of evening-news anchors and commentators who never would have dreamed of crossing that line before, for fear of offending the politically correct.
Horowtiz clearly views the problem as immediate and even widespread here in the United States.
“Virtually every major Muslim organization in America is an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, the fountainhead of Islamic terror,” he wrote.
The provocatively titled post has not been well-received on Twitter.