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ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran. Coming in 2017 is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies).

Most Recent Articles by Robert Spencer:

Robert Spencer: No, the Left Does Not Own the Culture

Nov 21, 2016 — Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer
The “Hamilton” fiasco, with self-righteous Leftist cast members of the hit Broadway show berating Vice President-elect Mike Pence from the stage, brought to mind another New York event from 44 years ago, when entertainers – at least some of them – had a vastly different idea of their place in American culture.

On June 9, 1972, Elvis Presley, about to perform a series of sold-out concerts at Madison Square Garden, held a press conference in New York City. It being 1972, it was inevitable that he would be asked about what was then a new phenomenon: the politicization of the arts. One questioner asked him, “Mr. Presley, as you’ve mentioned your time in the service, what is your opinion of war protesters and would you today refuse to be drafted?”

Elvis answered: “Honey, I’d just sooner keep my own personal views about that to myself cause I’m just an entertainer and I’d rather not say.” Nowadays he would be pilloried for calling the reporter “honey,” and the rest of the press conference would have been ignored, but those were different times, and he got two more questions about political involvement, both of which he refused to engage.


Hamas-linked CAIR “warns” Muslims of FBI questioning over al-Qaeda threat

Nov 8, 2016 — Robert Spencer

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“The North Texas Council on American-Islamic Relations has received reports that Muslims from Kansas, Oklahoma, Florida and Texas were questioned by FBI agents, according to Alia Salem, the group’s director….Salem warned the Muslim community about the investigation in a video posted on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday.”

The idea that she had to “warn” Muslims about this questioning, and told them to tell the feds that they would only talk to them with an attorney present, is based upon Hamas-linked CAIR’s wholly unsupported claim that the FBI and other agencies target Muslims unfairly out of “Islamophobia.”