Just as they campaign for the Assad dictatorship using ‘war on terror’ rhetoric, Max Blumenthal & Ben Norton continue their campaign defending the Chinese government from charges of genocide against Uyghur Muslims. Norton just tweeted another denial of the genocide & claimed “the US, Europe, & Turkey want to break Xinjiang away from China & turn it into a colonial rump state to weaken Beijing.”

In their defense of repressive regimes, their justifications for war & genocide, their denunciations of popular protests demanding democracy, Blumenthal & Norton long ago began a move to the far right of Islamophobia & anti-Semitism & are at this point indistinguishable from it.