Back in August 2010 Bolt argued that Islam was an ideology and not a race. Armed with this argument Bolt attempted to extricate himself from being accused of being a racist over his stance on Muslims. It’s also an argument that has long been used by his anti-Islam supporters especially those that comment on his blog.
Today, however, Bolt has done a complete U-turn and is now saying that it is indeed racist to be anti-Muslim as he calls for something to be done about “racists” that are terrorising Muslims in Australia – particularly the Australian Defence League (ADL).
As it happens, it’s been Bolt’s anti-Islam stance over the past few years that has probably done more than anything else to foster the growth of the Australian Defence League and anti-Islam sentiment generally in Australia.