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Building Bridges Between Christians and Muslims: A Case Study

I was scheduled to appear at a Catholic Men’s Conference, until Islamic supremacist groups labeled me a "hatemonger."

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Robert Spencer

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February 10, 2013 - 7:00 am
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Wangsness’ Globe article said that my work “depicts Islam as an inherently violent religion.” In fact, my work depicts Islam the way Islam is depicted in the Qur’an and Sunnah, and by Muslim leaders around the world. I just report on what they say. If they say Islam is inherently violent — and they do, in hundreds of ways, every day, in all parts of the globe — then I report on that. This is a very common Islamic supremacist tactic to try to deflect attention away from the numerous calls to hatred of and violence against infidels by Muslim clerics: to claim that non-Muslim foes of jihad and Islamic supremacism are “linking Islam to terrorism” in some unacceptable and illegitimate way when they report on how Muslim clerics link Islam to terrorism. And here we have a Boston Globe reporter using their tactic.

Does the diocese and the Globe think that if people like me are silenced that no one will ever again “link Islam to terrorism” or depict “Islam as an inherently violent religion”? Unfortunately, jihadists will continue to do both of these things.

Do they think that if they make nice with Islamic supremacist groups in the U.S. that Christians will not be persecuted in Muslim countries, and that persecution will not escalate? Do they think that when all the writers and activists who are smeared as “Islamophobes” are finally silenced that a new era of peace and harmony will dawn between the West and the Muslim world?

Such an era will not dawn. When we are silenced, the troubles of the enlightened kuffar who have placed all their hopes in “dialogue” will just be beginning. But when their own turn comes, as it inevitably will, there will be no one left to speak up for them.

I’ll be in Worcester, Massachusetts, on March 16, at an exhibitor’s table. People can see and hear for themselves if what I say is hateful or if it is just true – however much that truth may hurt. The Worcester Telegram editorialized:

Catholics and Muslims — in the Worcester area or elsewhere — have no reason to fear what Mr. Spencer has to say. His is an important voice in the ongoing debate over the nature of Islam and its relations to other faith traditions, and one that will continue to be heard.

Despite the best efforts of Islamic supremacist foes of free speech in the U.S., and those who kowtow to them.

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Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In.
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