As someone who’s done quite a bit of work on Robert Spencer’s web site, and is very familiar with his level of computer expertise (heh), this comes as one of the funniest jihadi delusions of recent months, as the bloodthirsty Islamist kids at Shiachat.com accuse Spencer and Daniel Pipes of being … I’m chortling as I write this … hackers: Jihad Watch: Pipes and Spencer, hackers.
With Laura Ingraham sitting in for Bill O’Reilly, Robert Spencer confronts a spokeswoman for the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Edina Lekovic—who lies about the Koran and says Spencer wants to “drive all Muslims into the sea:” Video: Robert Spencer talks Islam with Laura Ingraham on O’Reilly.
Here’s the Koranic verse MPAC’s Edina Lekovic tried to deny:
Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures were given as believe not in God nor in the Last Day, who do not forbid what God and His apostle have forbidden, and do not embrace the true Faith, until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued. —Koran 9:29
At one point during the show, Laura Ingraham praised Lekovic as a true “moderate.” Apparently, blatantly lying about the Koran and throwing around hateful straw man accusations doesn’t disqualify a Muslim for the “moderate” label.
Here’s a shock. When Dean Esmay’s ad hominem, straw man attacks against Robert Spencer are demolished, he responds with … more distortions and straw men. And because I applauded Spencer’s overwhelmingly rational, fact-based rebuttal to Esmay’s scurrilous charges (which included calling Spencer a “traitor”), it’s time for Esmay to attack me again.
I’m interested to see that Charles Johnson has now come out and admitted his problem is with Islam, and Muslims in general, and not just with terrorists and anti-semites.
I suppose this probably means that Dean’s World won’t be renewed as a Pajamas Media contributor when the contract is up. Disappointing, but confusing. Did you guys not know that I’m both a hawk on the War on Terror AND pro-Muslim? It’s not like I ever made a secret of either stance.
Of course, I’ve “admitted” no such thing, because it’s simply not true. As for renewing your contract, you should really try not to listen to the voices in your head, Dean. They’re giving you bad advice.