After reading several articles over the past few months, topics here and elsewhere I wonder if it's a new propaganda spin or an old one where if one atheist does something objectional toward non-atheists all are deemed as being objectional in the same light.
I'm thinking it's old but has its main propaganda-roots, perhaps, in Christianity:
Jews killed Christ therefore all Jews are to blame --
That mentality seemed to carry for a long time; in many places it probably still does.
Muslims were the cause of 9/11 therefore all Muslims are to blame --
That's what I got from most Christians where I live, at the time; there are still places in the US where Christians do everything they can to make sure Mosques aren't put up in their towns/cities and if they are they see they are taxed (one town in Florida attempted that, if I remember correctly) so heavily that they couldn't afford to stay.
Stalin, Lenin, Hitler
, Pol Pot were mass murderers therefore all atheists are mass murderers --
And apparently a bevy of other things. Atheists make up the US prison system in a dominated Christian population. Atheists do this, that, and the other thing toward theists, mainly Christians in Christian dominated populations. And when one of them does it: they all do it.
Old tactic newly resurfaced?