Breitbart Discovers “Palestinian” Ted Shoebat

As readers of this site know all too well, for more than a year Christian activist Ted Shoebat has been calling for the genocide of homosexuals, Muslims, women who have abortions, and just about anybody else who displeases him. But Shoebat never seemed to catch the attention of Breitbart until this week, when he called for putting their homocon hero, Milo Yiannopoulos, before a firing squad.

And do they note that Shoebat is a rabid Christian activist who has appeared in an anti-LGBT documentary alongside top Republicans and the leaders of national Christian advocacy groups? Nope. To them, he just “considers himself” a Christian, which is, of course, obviously untrue because “he was raised in a Muslim Palestinian family.” Quite interestingly, some Breitbart commenters have concluded that Shoebat is a true Muslim while others have endorsed his Christian call to execute gays, including Yiannopoulos.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Let the battle of the loonies commence.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      At Breitbart World HQ.

    • JCF

      It’s the Judean People’s Front vs the People’s Front of Judea!

  • Rebecca Gardner

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Seriously, I would love a pet Racoon. I think they are so awesome.

        • NZArtist

          Then you should watch Pom Poko, the Studio Ghibli (of Spirited Away, Howls Moving Castle, Princess Mononoki, etc)
          movie about Tanuki trying to prevent human devastation of their environment.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom_Poko

          • StSean

            the… the big-balled raccoons of japan?

          • NZArtist

            🙂 Yeah, those ones. In Pom Poko they use their magical balls to great effect.

          • CottonBlimp

          • NZArtist

            Yeah, you really do need to watch it in Japanese. The subtitled version I saw was very…. err…. true to the original. 🙂

          • CottonBlimp

            I feel like such a pedant bringing this up, but Tanuki are actually canines and are completely unrelated to raccoons.

          • NZArtist

            Yeah, yeah. But, you know, they *look* like racoons in the animation.
            Okay, so I was just looking for any excuse to post about Pom Poko. You caught me out.

          • CottonBlimp

            You gave me an excuse to post the swinging tanuki balls gif, so we’ll call it even

        • sword

          My grandfather had a pet raccoon, until it crawled up to his ear and bit it off. Hint…raccoons do not have opposable thumbs or trigger fingers.
          That’s why I encourage parents to use pit bulls to watch over three month old infants.

          • JD

            ad their shit is toxic…just sayin…

        • e’ville_globeguy

          Obviously, you’ve never had them invade your house. They’re evil bastards.

          • Christopher

      • Rebecca Gardner

        OMG! That is such a cute racoon. His name is Loki just like my beloved little Kittyman.

        https://youtu.be/d79yRBQ4oIs

      • William

        We have a possum who lets herself into the back room to eat cat food. The cats don’t mind much. as long as she doesn’t try to share from the same bowl.

    • Ernest Endevor

      Like that woman ever ate popcorn off camera in her life.

    • Bruno
  • AtticusP

    When I was growing up, we knew that crazy people existed.

    Hell, a lot of us had them right in our own families!

    But today the Internet keeps reminding us, each and every day, just how many of these crazy fuckers there are out there.

    No damned wonder that life seems to suck most days.

    • MT YVR

      It’s almost like some of them are now in a competition to see who can get to the Craziest point, first.

    • Ernest Endevor

      That’s an interesting point. But it made me consider that because the crazies are crazy they post their craziness in a ratio that’s wildly disproportionate to their actual number in the population. Because internet. Any crazy can do it. And many of them do. Sanies tend to have jobs and a life so they’re not so interested in typing in ALL CAPS. Just as we have Joe Who Is God we get breitbart. I guess what I’m saying is… it’s all good. I should be drinking. But hey! At least we don’t have the dumbest electorate any more. That honour now belongs to my ex-homeland, the United Kingdom of Suck.

      • AtticusP

        Not sure about that, Ernest.

        Since Donald Trump is presumably the presidential candidate of a major political party, I would say the degree of stupidity of the electorate is a tie between the UK and the USA.

        • Ernest Endevor

          I hear you. I think right now the UK electorate has snatched the gold ring of stupidity right out from under the noses of we here in the US. Can such a record stand? Hell no! USA! But go out in the country and buy a carton of Cheerios and people are not so nuts.

        • Ernest Endevor

          Let’s not confuse the Republican base with people. I would also urge you – and all of us – to remember that we elected Barak Hussein Obama. TWICE. Because we are that awesome.

    • Adam King

      It used to be that a random crazy person here or there was no big deal. But now the internet and Fox News and all that have allowed them to glom together into one big writhing ball of malignant Crazy.

  • William

    There was a Twilight Zone episode about Mr Shoebat, written long before he was born. The name was changed to protect the insane.

    Intro to the episode Four O’Clock:
    That’s Oliver Crangle, a dealer in petulance and poison. He’s rather arbitrarily chosen four o’clock as his personal Götterdämmerung,
    and we are about to watch the metamorphosis of a twisted fanatic,
    poisoned by the gangrene of prejudice, to the status of an avenging
    angel, upright and omniscient, dedicated and fearsome. Whatever your
    clocks say, it’s four o’clock, and wherever you are it happens to be the
    Twilight Zone.

    Might as well include the closing narration:
    At four o’clock, an evil man made his bed and lay in it, a pot called a kettle black, a stone-thrower broke the windows of his glass house. You look for this one under ‘F’ for fanatic and ‘J’ for justice in the Twilight Zone.

    • Ah yes, I remember that one. Mr. Crangle has decreed that with the power of his indomitable will, at the appointed hour everyone who is irredeemably evil and corrupt in the world will shrink to two feet tall.

      Only 4:00 comes…with predictable results. “Nut!”

    • billbear1961

      *hides under the bed*

    • another_steve

      Much love to you, William, for the TZ reference. In my opinion, the greatest TV series ever.

      There is/was an excellent Twilight Zone board on the web. I used to post there. It went largely dormant (as many internet boards do) and I stopped visiting. Hardcore Zoners there. Folks who could tell you what model refrigerator that was in such-and-such episode in Season Four.

      Mostly gay-friendly, the board was.

      Anyone interested can google for it.

    • And fifty years ago anyone who had attended high school would have understood every single word in that prologue and every allusion in that epilogue; but now, a sentence and a half into it and the masses would be throwing half empty beer cans at the TV to shun the elitism of vocabulary and the ability to communicate beyond the level of a second-grader.

    • Raising_Rlyeh

      Fantastic episode of the original Twilight Zone.

  • JT

    Shoebatshit crazy = Breitbartshit crazy.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    How did the breitbarters ever find each other before the internet ?

    • Thorn Spike

      Psych wards, but then Reagan cut them loose.

    • Churches, cross burnings, hangings, etc.

      • JCF

        Cross burnings FTW!

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Picking up dates at family reunions.

    • delk

      Knuckle dragging leaves a trail.

      • billbear1961

        lol

      • Bad Tom

        Like slime mold

        • Oh’behr

          Or snails.

          • Bad Tom

            That was my other choice.

    • Michael Rush

      CB radios were really big

    • perversatile

      How did the breitbarters ever find each other before the internet ?
      Amway conventions

      • Traxley Launderette

        I’ll cosign that comment.

        • Paula

          Me, too!

    • billbear1961

      They could smell one another’s STINK in the air.

    • Paula

      They had ways of identifying each other.

    • Oh’behr

      ouija boards.

    • Jerry

      Sonar…they learned it from the bats.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    ///

    • MT YVR

      Reminds me of the old math problems…

      “If a train heading west at 110 MPH, filled with Cray-Cray, is on the same track as a train heading east at 20 MPH, filled with Nuts And Dolts, when exactly will they create a stupid-singularity?”

      • Brad Lathem

        Shouldn’t you tell people how far apart they started?

        (Sorry – I teach math)

        • Rebecca Gardner

          A train leaves Chicago at 11am traveling East at 60 MPH.
          A train leaves NYC at 2pm traveling West at 90 MPH.
          How many Apples does Johnny have?

          • MT YVR

            Purple because aliens don’t eat doghouses.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            But was it a leap year? That could change everything and then the Chewbacca Defense applies.

          • MT YVR

            I adore you. lol

          • Bad Tom

            YES! 2016 IS A LEAP YEAR!

            See Chewbacca defend.
            Defend, Chewbacca, defend.

          • Adam King

            Precisely! I wonder why that isn’t obvious to everybody.

          • Paula

            This is from the Sarah Palin School of Mathematics.

          • perversatile

            -an entire semester wasted on the go-zin-dos

          • geoffalnutt

            Asparagus!!!!

          • Rebecca Gardner

            As long as you don’t cast aspersions on it.

          • fuzzybits
          • bkmn

            Don’t turn this argle-bargle into applesauce now….

          • David in Tucson

            And what is the chord structure of their whistles?

          • Bad Tom

            Johnny’s orchard is short a few trees.

        • MT YVR

          From here it looks like about one psyche evaluation apart…

          But to answer the question… (thinkthinkthink) Say 50 kilometers? (And yes, I’m saying that to tweak people with the MPH and KM thing 🙂 )

          • Bad Tom

            But, the unUnited Kingdom has voted to LEAVE the metric system!!!

            Wait.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            And this, folks, is one of the many reasons I adore JMG.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            Me too. It’s a large concentration of very smart, extremely sarcastic people. This is heaven.

          • B Snow

            I’ll upvote pretty much any comment that makes me laugh.

      • perversatile
    • Friday

      I think we have a winner. 🙂

  • LovesIrony

    careful people, the crazy is ratcheting up.

  • Michael Smith

    Conveniently leaves out “Christian”.

    As long as it sounds Muslim….

  • wondering

    I am not a lawyer. I wonder: Is calling for someone to be executed legal speech, or does it fall into the “falsely yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theater” category?

    I wondered the same in connected to the pastor in Sacramento recently.

    Are these things prosecutable? It seems like they ought to be.

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      I consider these things going beyond just hate speech and being in the terrorism category. Terrorism is defined as not only physical violence, but intimidation with the threat of violence. And singling out a specific person, like with Breitbart guy, should definitely call for a visit from the FBI.

      • billbear1961

        It is about TIME that genocidal BASTARD received a visit from SOMEONE in law enforcement!

    • JustSayin’

      Legally speaking it takes a great deal to go from rhetoric (covered as free speech) to inciting hate, violence, or public disruption (not covered).

      Saying someone should be killed is far different from saying “Joe, go kill Mark tuesday night with a knife”….and if course Mark doing it.

      If it wasnt our prisons would be filled with pentacostal ministers and the like.

    • another_steve

      The line can get blurry, but I see a difference in “___ deserves to die” and “let all true believers seek out ___ and kill him.” One is free speech and the other is an explicit call to violence.

      In my opinion, the former is free speech and the latter should get the speaker arrested.

  • bryan

    It’s what keeps christian conservative hypocrites awake at night..who to hate most…

    • djcoastermark

      And their sleep deprivation because of it is really showing.

  • Sam_Handwich

    the rightwing implosion is so fucking delicious

    • Brian

      And yet frightening at the same time. That shit splatter will be wide and far.

      • fredoandme

        the splatter zone.

    • GayOldLady

      It sure is!!! Before today all Shoebat was to them was a La,la,la,la,la.

      • zhera

        They are sooooo desperate to make Orlando about ‘dem scary mooslems’.

  • Get Real

    If Youtube blocked the video of the crazy-ass preacher from Sacramento who was calling for gays to be killed, then why the hell is Ted Shoebat’s videos on Youtube after he just called for gays to strung up and be killed with a noose. These are equivalent…

    • William

      It’s probably based on the number of times a video is flagged.

      • UltraStealth

        More likely based on revenue.

  • edrex

    I sure hope they can meet one day and work out their differences.

    • NO MORE GOP!

      In a cage.

      • Bad Tom

        With Live Pay Per View.

  • The Sanders Campaign Tried to Rig Caucus Tiebreakers With Double-Sided Coins http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/06/sanders-staffers-tried-to-rig-the-game-in-nevada.html?mid=twitter-share-di

    Bernie fucking cheated. I hope he is barred from the convention.

    • Phaius

      I think you’re in the wrong thread here.

      • perversatile

        It’s just after your socks- don’t make eye contact

  • barrixines
  • Cuberly
    • Ernest Endevor

      I’m seriously confused.

  • Michael Rush

    I’m willing to give up Milo to Shoebat if it puts Shoebat in jail for life .

    • Paula

      I would call that a very fair trade.

      • Traxley Launderette

        I’ll throw in a dollar and a Tim Horton’s gift card.

        • Paula

          Good idea!! I’ve got like 500 pesos laying around somewhere.

    • zhera

      Win/win/win.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Grease them up and put them in a cage to fight it out. They’ll either end up screwing each other or killing each other. Either way would hopefully shut their disgusting mouths.

    • B Snow

      Usually I think MMA would be much better if the guys made out instead of beating each other up, but in the case of Milo and Theo, I’ll make an exception.

  • Gyeo

    “he was raised in a Muslim Palestinian family.” Uh, the asshole converted in Christianity and renounced their Palestinian heritage, dipshits. (Incidentally, it probably doesn’t occur to them that a significant portion of Palestinians are already Christians.)

    • oikos

      Stop confusing the rubes with facts and lurnin.

    • UltraStealth

      Facts have a well known liberal bias.

    • Friday

      Actually apparently his father simply lied about having been a ‘former Muslim terrorist’ to be a Fox News ‘expert.’

  • UltraStealth

    OT: NOM website strangely quite about recent March For Marriage, no mention of it after the fact whatsoever.

    Instinct Magazine website gives shout-out to JMG post on the subject…

    http://instinctmagazine.com/post/tens-people-turn-out-noms-anti-gay-march

  • sequel

    clearly he’s too middle eastern looking for white jesus to love him back

  • Phaius

    Man, this feels like two predatory slugs finally encountered each other and are trying to cannibalize one another.

    • Friday

      *spreading circle of salt around them.* “All right, let’s make this a fair fight, no slugging below the belt. No belts allowed, the winner gets to leave the circle.”

      • Bad Tom

        “…the winner gets to leave the circle.”

        Right across the salt.

        • Friday

          *batting eyelashes innocently.* Oh, my. Do you think that would be a problem? 🙂

          • Bad Tom

            Nope. Nope. Not at all!
            Please proceed.

    • Fyva Prold
  • billbear1961

    When Breitbart supporters were celebrating–in an orgy of hatred–the killer’s attack on people at last year’s Tel Aviv Pride, they shut down the comments to prevent the world from seeing too much of their readers’ murderous HATRED.

    I don’t know how many times they’ve had to do that in an attempt to cover up what violent fascists they nurse at their poisonous bosom.

    What makes this ANY different??

    Have they just decided not to hide it, anymore??

    • Friday

      Probably just figured that their people want to believe whatever lie they’re fed anyway.

    • bkmn

      They now revel in bathing in their hatred since Hair Furor made it okay.

  • Gigi

    Wait, what? Milo Yiannopoulos wants gays to be killed too? Just out, happy and proud gays I’m assuming. Not self-loathing homophobic gays like himself, right?

  • NancyP

    No, he was raised in a Christian family – his father did the Christian “terrorism expert” fundraising circuit in the persona of a Muslim who converted to Christianity. There’s no evidence that the father ever was Muslim – there are Christian Palestinians, by the way.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    JMG needs a “circle jerk” tag.

  • Ah the old “No real Scotsman” rhetorical fallacy. That one never gets old.

    Despite the fact Batshit Shoebat has repeatedly called for the mass-slaughter of Muslims and anybody who won’t convert to Christianity…these loons consider him a Muslim anyway.

    Just love how some of the Breibart goons are all like, “But hang on, the gay people should all be executed, including Yiannopoulos. Doesn’t that make Shoebat one of us?”

  • James

    A person who professes a faith other than Islam is an apostate, and an apostate is not a true Muslime. Sorry, bitches. He’s one of yours.

    Also, the grammatical possibility in the above the Yannopoulos himself endorses Shoebat’s call to execute gays made me chuckle.

  • BobSF_94117

    Shouldn’t they ask Milo? I assume he rather likes Shoebat.

    • Silver Badger

      How “close” are they?

      • JCF

        STOP right there! }-X

  • I have every confidence that Milo will somehow spin this to be the fault of leftists.

  • Ninja0980

    Wingnut versus wingnut, let the fight begin!

  • billbear1961

    Terrifying article about the truly vicious anti-Semitism of some–many?–of Drumpf’s supporters, and his usual refusal–his and his wife’s–to criticize them.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/06/democrats_should_not_be_too_co.html

    The article ends with these words:

    It’s gratifying now to see that the American public appears to be rejecting, resoundingly, Trump’s bigotry. It confirms what I argued last year, that Trump is a “sure loser” in November, because “Americans, in a general election, will never choose a candidate who expresses the bigotry and misogyny that Trump has, regardless of his attributes.”

    Now, I fear, Democrats have grown too confident — cocky, almost — about Trump’s inevitable defeat. I worry that a major terrorist attack before the election would benefit Trump, and what terrorist group wouldn’t want to boost Trump? He’s the best recruitment tool they’ve ever had.

    Looking back at my columns of the last couple of months, it seems 90 percent of them have been about Trump in some form. I wonder: Have I lost my sense of humor? My ironic detachment?

    But ironic detachment is a luxury of a stable democracy. Ours is not that — and it won’t be until we’re rid of this poison.

  • When the self-appointed arbiters of orthodoxy in America cannot decide on who’s a Christian and who’s a Muslim…

    • MBear

      Put ’em all in an arena and let ’em fight it out. On Pay Per View

  • Hank

    Let the feeding frenzy of the crazies begin!

  • geoffalnutt

    Religion kills.

  • bkmn

    Milo has to feel good about all that feedback…moron.

  • MikeBx2

    Waiting for Shoebat’s thoughtful, measured response. /s

  • Merv99

    That Breitbart page is very poorly coded. It appears to be partially refreshing itself about once a second. As soon as I visit it, my CPU immediately hits 70% to 100%. It’s so sluggish I can barely use it. Same thing happens on both Chrome and Edge, with all plugins disabled.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      My personal theory is that the more fringey conservative you get, the less tech savvy you become.

  • MBear

    Mental crapscotch

  • Friday

    Welp, there’s something to point at when the Christianists claim it’s only Muslims that are haters, ….while they were attacking a Christian Fundie for being a Muslim Fundie apparently they just forgot the talking point about pretending to not be the ones calling for the murders of LGBT people themselves. 🙂

    • rabbit_ears

      Masturbate and switch!

      • Doh-see-doh and promenade!

  • zhera

    How do you like them apples, Milo Fuckmypoleos?

    Obviously you agree with Shoebat’s freedom of speech, right? And freedom of religion? And freedom to hate? I mean, you wouldn’t want to be inconsistent, right?

  • fuzzybits
    • rabbit_ears

      He’s a relative from Scotland. Sorry he’s gotten out again.

      • fuzzybits

        🙂

      • billbear1961

        lol

  • andrew

    Shoebat is bat shit crazy and dangerous.

    • TallBearNC

      Crazy yes. Dangerous no. He’s all bark with no bite. I’ve gone on his “radio show” and turned the bible against him and schooled him

      • Ogre Magi

        How so? Tell us more

  • Marti386

    I always thought this tweet described Milo really well:

  • dwieboldt

    Assholes…

  • Texndoc

    Let’s see, he shows up with pink dildo water bottles at “Conservative” gatherings, speaks of “Daddy” Trump, and poor Donald can’t seem to seal the deal with the evangelicals. I was reading the guy wants to parade through a “Muslim ghetto” in Sweden wearing a mini-burka that cuts off just below the crotch. He may be a bigger self-promoter than “Daddy”, and Breitbart cheers.

  • Ogre Magi

    So what is the deal with Yiannopoulos? Is he for real, or is this all just a big joke to him?

  • 1Truth1

    Funny how that works…. Breitbart loves to spread the hate but the moment someone criticizes one of their own with the same kind of hate, then it’s just outrageous and uncalled for! The irony and hypocrisy is just too much fun.

  • mykelb

    Keep on it, Joe.

  • Auka

    Islam, Christianity and all other Abrahamic religions are a thtreat to soceties. They want to revive the Spanish inquisition with especial wickedness against LGBT people.

    I think it is time to take all these religions seriously at once and for all. Death calls are no jokes.

    I thought these were things of a distant past that were not going to happen during my lifetime, but I saddened by the thought that these religions are rising in their hatred to the point of making the world a dangerous scary place. This is not how the world should be. These religions must be tackled.

  • Cindy Cunningham
  • JCF
  • Sean

    Typical reich-wing “Christians”; the second one of their own goes genocidal &/or commits acts of terror they are all like “He’s not a Christian. He’s not one of us” while demanding ALL Asian-Americans are supporters of the Japanese Army… oooops I mean ALL Muslims be treated like they are members of ISIS. They still say the new Muslim Mayor of London is a member of ISIS or an “ISIS sympathizer” & that ALL Muslims want gays dead…. you know even as he marches in the London LGBT Pride parade, gives a speech at LGBT pride in support of LGBT rights, voted to legalize marriage for gay couples & received death threats (both from reich-wing “Christians” & “Muslim”) because of that vote, & one of his first actions as the new Mayor was raise the Rainbow flag over city hall to celebrate LGBT Pride mouth. I mean really.