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Anti-Muslim Activist Delivers Call to ‘Burn All the Mosques’

By Ryan Lenz on October 3, 2011 - 4:25 pm, Posted in Anti-Muslim

Few are as capable of such venomous anti-Muslim sentiment as John Joseph Jay, a comrade in arms with Pamela Geller and a board member of the anti-Muslim group Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA). Where others stop short of calling for violence, Jay bounds ever forward.

That was the case last week as Jay, who does not use capital letters or common punctuation in his writings, used his blog “summer patriot, winter soldier” to post a miniature manifesto ominously titled “start the revolution.” In stark and bombastic terms, Jay assailed the left for its multicultural tolerance of Muslims and proposed a host of violent solutions.

He called for the burning of every mosque in America and “tak[ing] out incumbent leadership of both parties in the congress.” He also endorsed immediately deporting every Muslim in America and burning the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

“First things first,” he wrote at the beginning of his four-point plan:

1.)take out the talking head media, and burn the new york times, the los angeles times and the washington post to the ground. draw and quarter the media, and shoot their remains from canons in the four directions of the prevailing winds. rinse, lather, repeat as needed.

2.)take out all the incumbent leadership of both parties in the congress, and every self avowed socialist and communist in congress. give them all proper muslim burials at sea, just like osama bin laden.

eliminate pensions for congressional service. rinse, lather, repeat as needed.

3.)eliminate the faculty senates at harvard, yale, columbia, nyu and university of california at santa barbara. boil bill ayers, bernie dorhn and angela davis in canola oil, and feed their remains to the fishes. they are physical cowards, they should fall into line pretty quickly. repeat every ten years as a prophylactic, on general principle.


4.)now that the “arab spring” has brought enlightenment to the middle east, send all the muslim immigrants back to their native countries, in boxes or tourist, their choice.

burn all the mosques. period.

When not running his website, Jay is an SIOA board member and one of the founding members of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an SIO sister  organization. Geller and Jay were both profiled in the Summer 2011 issue of the Intelligence Report as two of the country’s leading purveyors of anti-Muslim sentiment.

In recent months, Jay’s writings have largely focused on defending Geller from attacks. In the days after posting his manifesto, for example, Jay accused those who have tried to “tar pamela geller [sic] by her association with me” as being “utterly transparent.” Geller, he wrote, “speaks and writes the truth, and she advocate [sic] it without apology or concession (to this sort of hysterical pap), and advocates to benefit those who do good in this evil old world.”

Such worries about how some might see Geller are understandable. Geller was among the American Islamophobes admired by the terrorist Anders Breivik, who on July 22 killed 77 people, mostly teens, during a violent rampage in Norway. In his 1,500-page manifesto, titled “2083: A European Declaration of independence,” Breivik cited the writings of Geller and Robert Spencer, who runs SOIA with her, dozens of times.

Instead of distancing himself from such associations, Jay seems to have embraced the violence in his own rhetoric. “the secret is out. this is what this blog has always been about,” he wrote just days after his Sept. 26 post. “my efforts have been to establish a coherent theory in support of the individual’s right to exercise self defense against the aggressions and attacks of islam.”

Self-defense? As a post-script to his original manifesto, Jay called for a brutal end to many, many more:

“burn the editors and contributors to ‘the daily kos’ at the stake. i’ll think of something suitable for hilary [sic] clinton,” he wrote. “and, throw all the living governors of new york, california, ohio, illinois, washington, florida and massachusetts into the fiery pits, from which there is no escape.”

Hyperbole? Maybe. But after this summer’s bloodbath in Norway, the most rabid Islamophobes should be careful about suggestions of violence.

  • Jerry

    You worry about the rights of Muslims who, on a regular basis call for the killing, maiming, and destruction of non-muslims. Muslims are just like Germans during World War II. Most of them are quiet hardworking people, but they quietly provide moral, and psychological support to the violent extremists. How many mass killings is it going to take for you liberals to realize the Muslims don’t respect appeasement or freedom? They could care less about freedom of speech, and use it in the most perverse ways to carry out their goals of worldwide islamization. Islam deserves the same amount of respect as the Nazi party you are always putting down. Hypocrites!

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Looks like we have to keep Dick in line, yet again.

    First of all, a religion cannot be a “theocracy”, since the latter is a form of government. With Christian fundamentalists seeking for decades to impose their will on the rest of the country, I don’t see Islamic theocracy as being a big danger to the US.

    As for your claims about what is taught in mosques in the US, perhaps you can share some of your no-doubt numerous experiences in American mosques with us.

  • Dick Lancaster

    Islam is not a religion; it is a theocracy. Mosques are political and are routinely used to stir up hatred against the west as well as plan attacks. Oddly enough, people like this Jay fellow mimick the jihadists but Mr. Jay does not have the support network to mount a 9/11 style attack.

    The jihadists have overwhelming support from their groups they despise and plan to eliminate first, the godless, decadent left. Got enough rope yet?

  • Terry Washington

    Presumably freedom of religion is to Jay’s mind, inapplicable when it comes to Muslims!

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Roger, if you can think of a real “religion of peace” besides maybe Jainism, we’d like to hear it.

  • Roger

    “Islam”…………….A cult of peace?……………We are not buying that crap anymore !

  • ET

    I have never understood why so many of us look for cues on how we should behave from the worst among us. Churches were burnt in Egypt, therefore it’s okay to call for the destruction of mosques in the US? Since when do we take our cues from thugs? The United States was founded on religious tolerance. Let’s keep it that way.

  • CM

    Lou Stouch tries trotting out the argumentum ad ignorantiam, a classic logical fallacy: “I don’t know of any leftists who condemned the burning of a church by Muslims, therefore all leftists must be supporters of violence by Muslims.” The fact that so many anti-Muslim zealots rely on this argument-from-ignorance (“How come no Muslim leaders have condemned the terrorists? Huh, huh?” is a favorite of theirs) just highlights the large supply of ignorance they’re working with.

  • SAS

    This fellow sounds totally unhinged…..

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Feeling kinda stupid now, Lou? This kind of thing is being allowed to happen because the country is now under the control of the military, backed by the West, and they need to make sure the people don’t rise up again to actually install some kind of democratic regime.

  • skinnyminny

    Lou Stouch,
    This happens quite a bit in some Islamic countries, even in some South African countries.

    Here is something that may interest you, as it was an eye-raising event for me, see the name of the story is The Realm of Unreality – here it talks about Nevruz, Nowruz, Newroz, Norouz – these are the different type of spellings, but, apparently, this is either a type of religion or holiday celebrated pre-Islamic period, and allegedly either influenced Christianity (Europe), Judaism, Islam or influenced the New Year celebrated as we do. Now, also, if you look at one of the pictures, and see the comet, sun and star – I think it has something to do with this. I think it says something about it is still practiced in some parts of Europe, Asia…

    Again, this is something new to me, as I am agnostic.

  • Jane Clark

    Any call to violence should be of great concern to any of us. We all live on this planet together, and we must learn to live with each other. Our U.S. Constitution gives us the right to freedom from repression and the right to freely practice our religion. That doesn’t mean that religion can be practiced if it is only Christian. I am a Christian, but that is what is great about this country and why people come here. We all have a right to practice our religion, and that includes Islam. If Islam starts to intrude on that right, then that is a problem. Our freedoms are precious and are given to anyone that comes to our country. That is what makes this country so wonderful.

  • Lou Stouch

    3,000 islamists in Cairo just burned a church to the ground earlier this week. Betcha missed that on MSNBC, huh?

    Reality check anyone? Nah, nothing to see here.

  • RockyMissouri

    Disgusting…. He and Geller should be medicated.

  • Tyrone Mixon

    I really don’t think these people wanna start a war with people who will die for their God. They really don’t wanna get that whole thing started in this country, just look at the Middle East. Do think these people will play games with you?

  • Melissa Bower

    I think Jay’s comments above show lack of rational thought and insight rather than simply a personality disorder. I just wrote a news story about a class on Sharia law taught to some of our Soldiers here at Fort Leavenworth, and I think it helps to dispell some of the myths about Islam. The class is taught by a scholar, who although he is not Muslim, he’s done extensive research into the topic. It’s a good starting point for people confused about Islamic law, neither positive nor negative, just factual information:

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Some random Muslim guy calls for destruction of the American government = Proof that Sharia law and Islam is a political threat!!

    White guy says the government should be overthrown = Passionate and concerned patriot who simply cherishes his traditional family values and has been driven to white-hot anger by “political correctness” and may just be joking.* Or the liberal media made the whole thing up, regardless of whether it was captured on audio or video.

    * If you and many other people were shocked by his comment, that means he was just joking, and you need to lighten up and stop being so politically correct. Because dammit, if you don’t, you might push him over the edge and the blood of his victims will be on YOU!

  • Edward

    John Joseph Jay seems to be calling for the destruction of the American government as well as genocide against Muslims. Something that should concern all Americans .

  • CM

    “Jay is an SIOA board member and one of the founding members of the American Freedom Defense Initiative …”

    Exactly what American freedom is he defending? Certainly not freedom of the press, which he wants to “burn to the ground.” And obviously not the freedom to openly and democratically elect our government, because he apparently wants to second-guess the electorate by “taking out” the very people we elected. And equally obviously, not freedom of religion.

    It would seem he believes in a type of freedom that is noticeably absent from the Constitution: the freedom to violently impose his own will on everyone around him. Stripped of its political pretenses, that’s nothing but the infantile selfishness of a bully.

  • Jonas Rand

    Now this is obviously a use of the phrase “to take out” in the sense of carrying out murder or violence, though it is possibly figurative. Even though he does apply it to politicians (like Hoffa did), the fundamental difference between the two statements was that Jay succeeded his call to “take out all the incumbent leadership” with “give them all proper muslim burials at sea, just like osama bin laden”. On the other hand, Hoffa’s comment was preceded by “everybody here’s got to vote”, so it was clearly a call to remove them from office.

  • Mitch Beales

    So do Muslims have a right to “right to exercise self defense against” Joseph Jay?

  • David Hart

    Jay’s personality disorder is nothing to laugh at. This cretin seems to subscribe to his own BS and has the potential to do or engender significant violence. Ugh!

  • Gregory

    From his writing style, I would assume that he kept similar lists in primary school and has lived in state of arrested intellectual adolescence since that time. If this were written on wide ruled paper, I would expect the usual juvenile doodlings to feature prominently in the margins.

  • M. Bright

    Politics and untreated bipolar disorder are a bad mix.

    I find it a disgrace that one of the two main political parties in the US, as a matter of policy, will mine every mental illness, crochet and obsessional delusional disorder as simply being reasonable positions for reasonable people.