Most memorably, he repeated - three times - the assertion that Iran was arming al-Qaeda despite the fact that there is no known connection between country and the group, and that the two are clearly of different religions.What followed was the obligatory sourcing via Think Progress and McClathchey (almost as good as checking with Dan Rather) about whether al-Sadr or al-Maliki actually called the Basra cease-fire and why. Apparently Stein didn't check with many Iraqis, since they seem a forgiving sort. But what captured my attention was the bolded quote above.
If he's like most port-siders Stein is probably happy to point out with delight whenever a "wingnut" displays ignorance of the difference between Sunnis and Shias. Matter of fact, he recently wrote an article about it. Yet it seems weird to characterize Shia Islam and Sunni Islam as different religions. Wouldn't they actually be different sects of the same religion?
Hmm. Watch out for those windows, Mr. Stein.