Robert Spencer

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).

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Nov 29, 2017 — Robert Spencer

It has come to light that as director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, who is currently the special counsel looking for any dirt he can find on Donald Trump, presided over the 2012 removal of all counterterror training materials of any mention of Islam and jihad in connection with terrorism. Since then, our law enforcement and intelligence officials have been blundering along in self-imposed darkness about the motivating ideology behind the jihad threat. This, it turns out, was Mueller’s doing.

In February 2012, the Obama Administration purged more than one thousand documents and presentations from counter-terror training material for the FBI and other agencies. This material was discarded at the demand of Muslim groups, which had deemed it inaccurate or offensive to Muslims.—More…

Stanford dean caught on film engineering disruption of Robert Spencer speech on Islam

Nov 22, 2017 — Robert Spencer

Stanford dean caught on film engineering disruption of Robert Spencer speech on Islam
I spoke at Stanford University last week, and Stanford administrators and Leftist students made sure that as few people as possible heard me. In The Coming of the Third Reich, historian Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, Stormtroopers (Brownshirts) “organized campaigns against unwanted professors in the local newspapers [and] staged mass disruptions of their lectures.”

And here we are again.

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


“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.”