October 4, 2010, - 3:30 pm
I used to like Robert Spencer . . . ’til I got to know him and realized what a fraud, thief, and sleazebag he is. It’s not just that he’s been spending his time doing CAIR’s work by contacting various websites and individuals, telling them not to post, link to, or send out my work, in his own jealous, eliminate-the-competition McCarthyism campaign. And it’s not just that he and his close friend, car loan fraud artist Scamela Geller (whose car loan fraud scams using Muslim straw buyers resulted in the murder of a cop and the one honest salesman who worked for her and was tipping off police to her and her then-hubby’s scams), shamelessly invited a mother who helped honor kill her two daughters to a rally they were holding. It’s much more than that, which I’ll revisit at another time. But yesterday, viewers of ABC News’ “This Week” got to see what an inept debater on Islam–his claimed expertise–the slob truly is. He was as useful as a bump on a log. Tip to future Muslim and mainstream media debate organizers: if you wanna win a debate on Islam, make sure you invite Robert Spencer to waste one of the seats on the other side.
Robert Spencer, Epic Fail: The Joke’s on Us
Yesterday, Muslim-loving hostess and Iranian propagandist Christiane Amanpour hosted a debate regarding Islam on what is usually her boring politics variety show. Among the participants “against” Islam were the noble Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Spencer, Peter Gadiel (a father of a 9/11 victim), and Rev. Franklin Graham (who was about as useless as Spencer). On the Muslim side were Daisy Khan (the wife of Imam Feisal Rauf of the two-blocks-from-Ground-Zero-mosque), Reza Aslan, Donna Marsh O’Connor (mother of a 9/11 victim), Azar Nafisi, an Iranian activist immigrant, and Anjem Choudary (the only honest Muslim on the panel, because he admitted what all of Islam is really about–his brand of extremism). Watch the video, below, and read the transcript.
From the audience, Gary Bauer, Imam Osama Bahloul of Tennessee, and former FBI agent Brad Garrett participated. And, while none of the participants was particularly good in denouncing Islam, Gary Bauer came the closest and should have replaced the useless Spencer, who had no business being there. And here’s why . . .
We heard over and over from the Muslims that they are unequivocally against terrorism and have denounced the 9/11 attacks. But no-one–either Spencer, nor Graham, nor Bauer–ever asked them the simplest question: would they denounce Hezbollah–which murdered hundreds of Americans, HAMAS, Islamic Jihad, etc.? Nope, Slobbert Spencer just sat there and said and did nothing. (Only when I’m involved does it seem Robert Spencer finds the energy to protest.) Nor did he protest when Daisy Khan and the other extremists on the panel called themselves “moderate Muslims.” Again, someone could have asked these self-appointed “moderates” to denounce any of the Islamic terrorist groups other than Al-Qaeda. But they said nothing. Completely useless. Complete silence when Daisy Khan asked whether they can see into her heart and know whether or not she’s completely peaceful–yet another perfect opportunity to ask her to specifically denounce these terrorist groups her husband already refused to condemn.
Then, we heard ABC “terrorism expert” (what a phony title for an ignoramus) and former FBI agent, Brad Garrett (who mostly worked murder cases, NOT terrorism, in the FBI) , claim that there really isn’t an Islamic terrorism threat in America because prosecutions for Islamic terrorism only number in the few hundred since 9/11. Anyone with a clue about these matters–and that’s not Robert Spencer, nor Brad Garrett, nor Franklin Graham–would know that the reason there aren’t large numbers of terrorism charges filed and very few prosecutions is that the feds would rather deport these people or try them on other crimes, which are easier to prove. That’s common knowledge to anyone in the know . . .which describes NONE of the people on the panel. On the silence by Spencer and the others to this, the word “incompetent” is an understatement.
The Justice Department’s preference for pandering to–rather than prosecution of–Islamic terrorists is a huge factor in why few Muslims are prosecuted for terrorist activity. Ditto for incompetent Justice Department lawyers who carelessly lose evidence and deliberately lose cases, as in the Sami Al-Arian case, the Sami Omar Al-Hassayen case, most of the Holy Land Foundation case, the Youssef Megahed case, the Miami Muslim Sears Tower Case (tried three times, lost twice), the Mohammad Salah case, etc. Or how about when the pandering, politically correct Bush Justice Department sought and achieved the overturning of the Detroit Islamic Terror Cell convictions and gave citizenship to the formerly convicted terrorists? Well, the incompetent, ignorant Robert Spencer didn’t say a word about this. Because he’s a fraud, not an expert. He spends his time trying to silence my work and steal mine and Islam scholar Andrew Bostom’s, but when it comes to actually knowing what he’s talking about with these Muslims, he’s an absolute zero. A waste of space. A complete Slobbert. Period.
And, in what became the most covered soundbite from the debate, Daisy Khan repeatedly said there are death threats against her and her husband, to which there was not much of a response. Well, guess what? I’ve had at least four death threats by AMERICAN Muslims on my life. And so have others. Three of those who threatened my life were prosecuted (with sweetheart slap-on-the-wrist plea deals), but the government refuses to prosecute one of them because they place a higher value of the lives of Muslim extremists than mainstream Americans of other faiths. Of course, Spencer–with his jihad against me more fierce than his faux-jihad against Muslims–wouldn’t dare bring that up. And the rest of these people were just mostly uninformed. So, instead, Daisy Khan’s claim that she and her husband have death threats against them is the press story. Shukran ["Thanks," in Arabic], Slobbert.
Like I said, Gary Bauer was pretty good and should have been on that stage, instead of the inadequate bearded bump on a log who claims he’s Watching Jihad. Ayaan Hirsi Ali barely said anything, but was good in what she said. And that’s it.
Wanna lose a debate against Muslims? Invite Robert Spencer, and the followers of Mohammed will laugh at you all the way to Ground Zero. . . and everywhere else in America.
Throughout the debate, Spencer inserted only irrelevance and came off mostly as a fool. I felt like I was watching the “before” picture in a Viagra ad–completely impotent.
Of course, now that I’ve given him the answers and the correct lines–since he reads (and rips off) this site–I’m sure Slobbert will try to get it right, the next time. Some people “watch jihad” as a means of wealth and self-promotion. Some of us actually do something to stop it.
Yup, if this is your “warrior” against Islam, good luck suckers. You lost.
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