Following is a prime example of the kind of disinformation and outright character assassination that CAIR and other radical U.S. Muslim group are using to advance their Islamist agenda in America. Robert Spencer is a mainstream writer who regularly appears in Front Page and Human Events magazines. Spencer is Jewish and opposed to the practice of Sharia law in the U.S. and the building of a Muslim mosque at Ground Zero. He is the perveyor of Jihad Watch.
For this he is branded the leader of a “hate group.”
For the record: Fairness and Acuracy in Media (FAIR) is a progressive front group, tied to several radical groups. Both CAIR and FAIR resort to smear tactics and are extremely vitriolic against conservative Jewish Americans. CAIR has been linked to Islamic extremists by the FBI.
Aug 3, 2010 15:26 ET
CAIR: Coalition Concerned That Anti-Islam Leader Trained FBI
Groups seek response from FBI Director Mueller on invitation to prominent Islamophobe
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A coalition of Muslim, Sikh, Asian-American, and other civil liberties groups* today sent an open letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller seeking an explanation of why a leader of an anti-Islam hate group was recently invited to train state and federal law enforcement officers.
Islamaphobe? How about Bombaphobe? Now for the Anti-Semitics:
Robert Spencer, co-founder of the hate group Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA), claimed in a blog post that he “gave two two-hour seminars on the belief-system of Islamic jihadists to the Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force.” Those attending the training reportedly included FBI agents.
The hate letter later distributed in the form of a press release (in other words the group is trying to legitimize itself by restating its obection in the third person) goes on to attack mainstream conservative Jewish activist Pamela Gelller as a “white hate-blogger.”
The coalition’s letter also noted that Spencer joined with “hate-blogger” Pamela Geller to found a new organization named Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA):
“SIOA has come to prominence through shrill opposition to the building of American mosques, anti-Islam bus and taxi advertising campaigns, support for European far-right groups and Islamophobes such as the English Defence League and Geert Wilders, and bigoted anti-Islam statements by its co-leader, Pamela Geller.
“Geller has claimed that ‘Hitler and the Nazis were inspired by Islam’ and offered rhetorical support to both accused Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic and slain Apartheid-era leader Eugene Terre’blanche.”
Gosh, do ya think? Hitler only exterminated 6 million Jews while Muslim mullahs looked on. Maybe Geller and Spencer should retract.