Joy Reid's Blog Called Islam 'Incompatible' With Free Speech

Newly unearthed posts from MSNBC host Joy Reid’s now-defunct blog contain content that is not only anti-gay, but anti-Muslim.

Reid recently claimed that her website had been hacked and that the homophobic posts were fabricated to smear her. But the posts, found by The Washington Free Beacon on Thursday, appeared to have been archived by the Library of Congress since 2006.

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One post reflected that Reid saidan excerpt from the blog Mark in Mexico that made derogatory claims about Muslims “makes a salient a salient point here,” and quoted it.

“My feeling is that the only reason that a world war between civilizations has not already broken out is that the vast majority of Muslims living in the world today are so desperately poor that they have the time, energy and resources for only the occasional burst of AK-47 fire into the air from the garbage and sewage laden streets outside of their mud huts,” the Mark in Mexico blog wrote. “Give them resources and I fear that they will come after us everywhere that they can find us, which is to say everywhere.”

Another post discovered on Reid’s blog stated that “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,” according to Mediaite.

The anti-gay posts included one directed at Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and Samuel Alito, who at the time had not yet been confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.

“Oh, look, Orrin Hatch is putting on his Supreme Court knee pads to save Alito,” the post states. “‘Golly, you’re really a swell guy. Can I be on top next time…?’ Jeez…”

Jonathan Nichols, an attorney that Reid hired, told The Daily Beast on Wednesday that he had "both evidence of fraudulent posts and evidence of screenshot manipulation.” But a day later, when the media outlet found screenshots of the posts on the Internet Archive, Nichols admitted, “I’ve become aware of some methodology issues,” and said, “We are looking to resolve the discrepancy.”