Does opposing Islamofascism mean being anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-gay, and racist?
Yesterday I was reading Pat Buchanan’s latest WND tirade against Giuliani:

Pro-abortion, anti-gun, again and again he strutted up Fifth Avenue in the June Gay Pride parade and turned the Big Apple into a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. While Ward Connerly goes state to state to end reverse discrimination, Rudy is an affirmative-action man.
Gravitating now to Rudy’s camp are those inveterate opportunists, the neocons, who see in Giuliani their last hope of redemption for their cakewalk war and their best hope for a “Long War” against “Islamo-fascism.”

Interesting that he has the word hyphenated and in quotes. Does that mean he thinks Islam is being tarnished by fascism? (As opposed to the other way around?)

I will, Rudy promises, nominate Scalias. Only one more may be needed to overturn Roe. And I will keep Hillary out of the White House.
A Giuliani presidency would represent the return and final triumph of the Republicanism that conservatives went into politics to purge from power. A Giuliani presidency would represent repudiation by the party of the moral, social and cultural content that, with anti-communism, once separated it from liberal Democrats and defined it as an institution.
Rudy offers the right the ultimate Faustian bargain: retention of power at the price of one’s soul.

I wasn’t going to bother with a post, because this is really nothing new for Pat Buchanan. But — now that I’ve seen these characterizations of Little Green Footballs as a “pro-Muslim, left-wing blog”, I think a few words are in order.
It’s not that there’s any one thing standing alone that especially bothers me. I mean, normally, I would have overlooked the Buchanan piece, just as I ignored Ann Coulter’s recent winking at anti-Semitism, because, I figured, she’s an entertainer. (Yeah, she also winked at the use of the word “faggot” and she was fired by the NRO for winking at converting all Muslims to Christianity. Winking at something means never having to really come out and be the thing, I suppose.)
I’ll say this for Ann Coulter. At least she didn’t wink at Holocaust Denial. The MSU YAF Buchananite crackpots who mounted the latest attack on LGF have done more than wink at Holocaust Denial; they’ve sponsored a lecture by a Holocaust Denier.
In the aggregate, there’s now too much to ignore.
Anyway, when LGF complained, the YAF group responded responded by calling LGF “pro-Muslim,” “left-wing,” and more:

The Little Green Footballs blog decided to condemn MSU-YAF for hosting Nick Griffin. In case you do not read Little Green Footballs, the blog is pro-Muslim, left-wing, politically correct, and basically a front for neoconservative foreign policy (instead of defending their culture, they want to build schools in the Anbar province). They are basically a puppet of the multiculturalists and believe that Islam is not the enemy of Western civilization and Christendom. Only Bush-bots read the Little Green Footballs blog.
Instead of writing about threats to Western civilization, the LGF blog has recently attacked organizations who are fighting the culture war by doing more than just posting stuff on a blog that only like-minded people read.

What LGF pointed out is that Nick Griffin is a Holocaust denier, and the Vlaams Belang/Blok organizations are racist. VB “chooses a white Europe” to be precise. (Ayaan Hirsi Ali, BTW, called the party “a racist, anti-Semitic, extremist party that is unkind to women and that should be outlawed.” I might not agree with that, but to suggest it would make her “pro-Muslim” is absurd.)
The YAF blog links Pat Buchanan’s blog as number one, lists four of his books, and I think it’s fair to characterize them as Buchananite and solidly within the Paleoconservative camp. More on the group here.
The LGF post also links the group’s leader Kyle Bristow, who has managed to get himself photographed with nearly every prominent conservative in America. Anyone can get a picture taken with a politician, though, and it does not mean that they all endorse Bristow’s views or tactics. Not only do the latter include the display of signs saying things like “Straight Power” and “End Faggotry,” but Bristow claims he wants to “protect” the public:

Bristow goes on to say, “YAF members find homosexuality and other forms of sexual deviancy to be disgusting. The Boy Scouts, military and the American public need to be protected from these degenerates.”

I don’t buy into the notion of hate speech or any kind of censorship, and I think Bristow has every right to say these things and take these positions.
But there is a sort of “let the buyer beware” principle here. And there are also political realities. For whatever reason, this group is giving the left (which already believes anti-Islamofascism is anti-Muslim bigotry) a lot of ammo to argue that “a critic of Islamofascism is an anti-Muslim bigot is a neocon.” And meanwhile, the isolationist, xenophobic Paleocons promote the argument that “a war supporter is a neocon is a trilateral commission-supporting, One-World-Order, homolovin’ bilderbuggerin’ Bush-lovin’ Jew.”
They may be right wing fringe, but by assisting in an ideological war against those who oppose Islamofascism, they’re providing an incalculable service to the left.
They’re also providing an invaluable service to the Islamofascists, who’d probably love to see a resurgence of American right wing isolationism and xenophobia. (To say nothing of anti-Semitism.)
Strange bedfellows all.
UPDATE: Thank you, Glenn Reynolds — especially for quoting this post.
Welcome all!