Thursday, August 09, 2007

Censoring Robert Spencer

I've linked to Robert Spencer’s outstanding blogs, Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch numerous times on Recliner Commentaries. I’ve also read a couple of his books. In spite of what you may have read, Mr. Spencer’s attacks are not against Muslims in general, but against Muslim terrorists and radical Islam.

Nevertheless, CAIR, that voice of “moderate” American Muslims, seeks to censor Robert Spencer. I recently received the following fund-raising e-mail from David Horowitz. If you'd like to contribute to a worthy cause and fight censorship, there is a link at the end.

I need your help. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - whose very
founders have been arrested in connection with terrorist activities - has
decided to silence once and for all its harshest and bravest critic: the Freedom
Center's Robert Spencer.

CAIR is using legal threats to extort groups who ask Robert to speak at their gatherings and tell the truth about Islamic Jihad.

You may recall, not long ago I asked Robert, a fearless patriot, to come join the Freedom Center team. Spencer's powerful internet site, Jihad Watch, was taking on radical Islam in ways no one in on the planet was doing - daily, sometimes hourly, exposing their financial underpinnings and digging deep to reveal the roots of Islamofascism's evil and terror.

Robert is so good at what he does terrorists issued a fatwa - a legal decree in sharia law requiring any Muslim to kill Spencer if they had the chance. The fatwa's closing line is nothing less than bloodcurdling:

"May Allah rip out his spine from his back and split his brains in two, and then put them both back, and then do it over and over."

However, rather than striking fear into Robert's heart, the death decree has made him more forcused and dedicated to exposing the "religion of peace" for it truly is.

Recently Robert was invited to speak at a conference hosted by the Young America's Foundation in Washington, D.C. YAF the leading conservative organization for high school and college-aged Americans.

A day before Robert was to deliver a talk titled "The Truth About the Council on American-Islamic Relations," YAF officials found an ominous letter on their FAX machine.

A powerful Washington, D.C. law firm told YAF that Robert was, in essence, a hate-filled liar and that CAIR had ordered the law firm "to purse every available and appropriate legal remedy to redress any false and defamatory statements that made" at the conference.

In other words: silence Robert Spencer or be sued. It doesn't get much more threatening than this and still remain within the bounds of the law.

To help Robert, we are creating a special Jihad Watch Defense Fund to counter these threats. Your contribution of $35, $50, $100, $200, $500 or more right now will help us raise the $250,000 we need to ensure two things:

1. Send the message that you and other Americans are not intimidated by the politically correct radical left and that Jihad Watch and Robert Spencer are financially ready to combat what can only be described as legal extortion.

2. Keep Robert and Jihad Watch doing what they do best: exposing groups like CAIR who mask themselves as friends of our country, when Robert consistently reveals their lies and connections to groups and individuals who support Islamofascism.

Follow this link to donate:


Steve said...

An alternative view by a real scholar.

Dennis said...


Karen Armstrong? You're kidding me right?

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This is the earliest biography of Muhammad in existence written by a devout Muslim. Its 800 pages long and a difficult read but it is essential if you really want to know what Muhammad was like.

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