More controversial blog posts from embattled MSNBC host Joy Reid’s now-defunct website have come to light, including posts describing Islam as “largely incompatible” with Western civilization, as well as promoting blogs critical of Muslims.
Reid has been at the center of a media firestorm this week for posts expressing what has been widely condemned as “homophobic” comments. Reid previously apologized in December 2017 for similar writings that were found on her site, but now claims that she was hacked — a claim that even left-wing outlets say appears to be groundless. The Daily Beast has gone so far as to “hit pause” on Reid’s column on the site as they investigate the “serious” allegations of Reid’s “homophobic blog posts.”
On Thursday, The Washington Free Beacon highlighted more potentially problematic posts by Reid in which she promoted blogs criticizing Muslims and stated that Islam’s “current iterations” are “largely incompatible” with Western civilization.
The Free Beacon reports:
In February 2006, much of the Muslim world broke out into violent protest over Danish paper Jyllands-Posten’s publication of several cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. Reid weighed in on the matter in a Feb. 2 blog post, titled “Clash of civilizations, take 15,342,” that framed the violence as an indictment of George W. Bush’s neoconservative quest to bring democracy to the Islamic world.
In reference to an American Muslim group calling it a “learning experience,” Reid wrote a statement that flies in the face of the Left’s multiculturalism: “Uh … ok… I’m not sure what we’re learning here, except that the current iterations of Islam are largely incompatible with Western notions of free speech and expression, and thus, I’d say, with the Bushian dream of Western style democracy for all,” she wrote.
Reid also criticized Westerners who defended Muhammad cartoons, saying that it was naive to expect Muslims to embrace free speech. “You guys wanna demand that the world’s billions of Muslims get with the ‘classical liberalism’ program? Good luck. That tactic has really worked out for the Scandinavians, the British and the French,” Reid wrote, linking to reports from those countries that showed terrorism and riots, according to the Free Beacon.
The Beacon also points out that Reid described as a “salient point” blogger Mark in Mexico‘s warning that Muslims would be a global threat should they ever find their way out of “garbage and sewage laden streets outside of their mud huts.”