Muslims stoning Christians in Michigan? Not quite…

Bible Believers anti-Islam protest (2)

Last month a right-wing Christian group called Bible Believers demonstrated at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, brandishing anti-Islam banners and shouting abuse at those attending the event. Some of the younger attendees responded to this abuse by throwing water bottles and pop cans at the protestors.

The Islamophobic Right, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer prominent among them, have been promoting the sensationalist story that Christians were “stoned” by Muslims. This accusation is backed up by a dishonestly edited YouTube video produced by a group called The United West, which is “dedicated to defending and advancing Western Civilization against the kinetic and cultural onslaught of Shariah Islam”.

Loonwatch has a piece debunking the story.

Update:  See also “Tensions at Dearborn festival written up as attack on Christians”, Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion, 3 July 2012