Robert Spencer, a so called “Scholar Of Islam” According to the anti Muslim “counter Jihad.” Image via The Southern Poverty Law Center
I thought about talking about this earlier, but I never got around to it, until now. However I thought I should mention it eventually. Our “friend” Robert Spencer who also likes to hang with our other “friend” Pamela Geller. Has very low standards for a scholar. How low you may ask?
Well the company that publishes many of Spencer’s books ( Regnery Publishing ) in addition to printing his Paranoid and Bigoted propaganda has also published a book promoting Intelligent Design Creationism.
Images for both books via their respective page at Amazon.
Here’s an excerpt from The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design’s Amazon Page,
Why Darwinism—like Marxism and Freudianism before it—is headed for extinction
Okay than, never mind that its still around and every attempt to get intelligent design to pass as science has failed. Including Kitzmiller v. Dover which happened right before that book was published.
The Panda’s Thumb, a well known pro Science blog also did a great job debunking Johnathan Well’s entire “politically incorrect Guide To Darwinism and Intelligent Design” A list of their pages debunking the book can be found here
Now if Spencer was really as objective as he claims to be, why isn’t he more upset about the fact that the company which publishes his work has been promoting this along with other forms of pseudoscience such as Climate Change Denial On more than one occasion? Even one book that calls environmentalists, “Eco Facists” for their concern for the planet.
Of course why would someone like Spencer who once had an article published in a white supremacist magazine as Leah Nelson at Hate Watch pointed out, care about all this? He doesn’t. He’s not an academic, or a scholar, he’s a propagandist. If he were an academic he would have much higher standards, wouldn’t you think?
However Spencer is highly respected within the so called “counter jihad” movement, where people respect and treat him as an authority, when he is not. Many of the people worried about non existent Islamic bias in American public school textbooks, are so biased themselves that they never bother questioning anything he says about “stealth jihad.”
If someone tries to convince you that Spencer should be taken seriously, ask him or her why he at the very least he couldn’t get any of his work published by a university, or at the very least a company with standards of objectivity high enough that they wouldn’t publish books promoting creationism. Also don’t forget to mention the article from hate watch about him Showing His White Nationalist colors and allying with confirmed racists, which is even worse by far for his credibility than allying with creationist propagandists.
Update 12/17/13 at 9:47pm
Fixed a few mistakes that I should have noticed before I published this. Kitzmiller v. Dover also happened before the intelligent design book was published. I got the dates mixed up for some reason. Sorry about that. I should have noticed. Anyway, it even further proves my point rather going against what I was saying. The book was published in 2006 and the court case was in 2005.