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Robert Spencer Gets Attacked…by American Citizens

This evening at NYU I witnessed an act which was both disturbing and appalling. Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, an erudite scholar on Islam and patriotic defender of our freedom was giving a talk on the ever-growing threat to the West of Islamists. In the midst of describing the ends of Jihad as promulgated by one of the foremost radical Islamic scholars of the 1970s, a grungy looking fellow stood up and yelled at Spencer “Should we just go bomb all the Muslims!?” and attacking him with other vitriolic and hysterical words. In creating this diversion, a couple members of the audience ran up and threw pies at Mr. Spencer and another panelist. The campus authorities quickly intervened, and as the officers dragged the cowards away from the stage, another (presumably accomplice) student filmed the the officers on his phone. Luckily, Spencer and his fellow panelist Elan Journo ended up largely unscathed.

This whole scene characterizes where we are in America today. A man gets attacked for merely repeating the words of a Muslim radical. Worse, American students are planted in auditoriums all across this country ready to quash any free speech that is not to their liking. This is especially dangerous when it comes to matters of Islam, because as Spencer later argued in his speech, by not allowing criticism of the religion, and worse censoring free speech, we are elevating Islam above our own culture. This plays right into the hands of the people who wish to impose Sharia law over us. How ironic that the leftists in this country are the useful idiots for a Jihad movement that wishes to crush all tolerance. Finally of course, it is most likely the police who will be in trouble because of a video probably bound for YouTube as we speak which will show the officers violently hauling out the innocent and naive college hippies.

Most disheartening is the fact that it is people like Spencer who are literally risking their lives to try to wake Americans up to the grave fact that our enemies both abroad and within are getting stronger, and that it is our own politically correct culture which is allowing them to do so both through violent and democratic means. Where do we stand as a nation when we have to be afraid to merely shed light on the beliefs of our enemies? Where do we stand as a nation when our own people quell free speech? Where do we stand as a nation when we cannot criticize an ideology that has been used to justify the killing of 3,000 innocents on our soil, and countless other innocents abroad? We are headed down a suicidal path if the lovers of liberty do not stand up and fight.

  1. Anonymous
    November 18, 2009 at 4:55 am

    Great post on, perhaps, THE most important issue facing America: The invading horde of Shari'a-mongers.

  2. Mo
    November 18, 2009 at 6:00 am

    My heart sank as I read about this incident on Atlas Shrugs. I am glad he was not injured.Robert Spencer is an American hero.

  3. Revnant Dream
    November 18, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Now we all know what it feels like. When Colonizers take over your Nation.These would kill us or put us in chains.Trust me this is exactly what it is. Emigration is just the cover story for a civilian cover for Jihad. A handhold of flesh to claim the prise.but hey, people will get to know this intimately in the years a head.We have given the Islamists the Dane geld of our Civilization. Now they want our souls & treasure.Rudyard KiplingIT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation, To call upon a neighbour and to say: "We invaded you last night – we are quite prepared to fight, Unless you pay us cash to go away." And that is called asking for Dane-geld, And the people who ask it explain That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld And then you’ll get rid of the Dane! It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation, To puff and look important and to say: "Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you. We will therefore pay you cash to go away." And that is called paying the Dane-geld; But we’ve proved it again and again, That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld You never get rid of the Dane. It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation, For fear they should succumb and go astray, So when you are requested to pay up or be molested, You will find it better policy to say: "We never pay any one Dane-geld, No matter how trifling the cost, For the end of that game is oppression and shame, And the nation that plays it is lost!"

  4. Anonymous
    November 18, 2009 at 7:17 am

    "How ironic that the leftists in this country are the useful idiots for a Jihad movement that wishes to crush all tolerance"It's the same approach and tactics the Communists and Hitler used. How do we educate/innoculate the 'useful idiots' and sheeple?Tank

  5. AlcoveOne
    November 18, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Great post. Count me as a new fan of your site.

  6. Thersites
    November 19, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Thanks for the kind words all. This is a fight that we must not lose.

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