Who’s afraid of the big, bad Muslim?

At The Devil’s Advocate, I talk about the astoundingly offensive statements made by a Portuguese cardinal warning Catholic women against Muslim men.

This is the most offensive utterance of interreligious hate I’ve heard since the Pope’s Orientalist insult to Muslims last year. Painting Muslim men as always foreign, brutally patriarchal, and “trouble” is a nicely-bundled mess of Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism, and sexism.