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Hate Blogger Robert Spencer Attacks Interfaith Leaders, Imam Mohamed Magid and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

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Imam Mohamed Magid and Cardinal McCarrick

by Jacob M. Hausner

It is no surprise that extremist right-wing anti-Muslim polemicist Robert Spencer is on the prowl, targeting peacemakers and interfaith leaders. In a recent blogpost Spencer targets Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Washington D.C., Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and ISNA president Imam Mohamed Magid.

He begrudges the fact that Cardinal McCarrick “respects Imam Mohamed Magid”:

Spencer rehashes his favorite method of attack; smear and libel. He claims the Imam has ties to the “Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas,”

The Imam Mohamed Magid is with the ADAMS Center. From a February 2008 report: “Another D.C.-area mosque, the ADAMS Center, was founded and financed by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and has been one of the top distributors of Wahhabist anti-Semitic and anti-Christian dogma.”

Also, Magid is the President of the Islamic Society of North America. ISNA has admitted ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, and is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case.

What does Spencer cite to prove his claims about the Imam? The ubiquitously termed “February 2008 report.” By not naming the report or its authors Spencer hopes the reader will lazily trust that it is a credible source. The fact is the so-called “report” is nothing except more Islamophobic yarn spun by the anti-Islam industry.

The report was put together by the Mapping Sharia Project led by David Yerushalmi, David Gaubatz and Frank Gaffney under the auspicious of SANE (Society of American National Existence). You may remember David Gaubatz as the co-author of Muslim Mafia which asserted that Muslim spy interns had infiltrated the government; Newsweek labeled this one of the top ten wackiest conspiracy theories of 2009. SANE is well known as a racist organization, and the Mapping Sharia Project has been discredited for its indulgence in conspiracy myths and shoddy methodology.

Amongst the main myths forwarded in the “report” is the false claim that 3 out of 4 mosques in the United States “preach anti-Western Jihadist hate,” including the ADAMS Center. The truth it turns out is that this report has never been made public, the link that Spencer provides is to a World Net Daily article from 2008 claiming to report the findings of an “undercover survey.”

Spencer’s other attempt at tying Imam Magid to the “Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas” is to claim that ISNA has “admitted” ties to both organizations. To do so he doesn’t rely on statements by ISNA or its members (i.e. Facts), but again returns to the anti-Islam echo chamber to gather “information.” Spencer cites pseudo-journalist turned “terror expert” Steven Emerson. Steven Emerson’s terror expertise led him in the past to respond to the Oklahoma City Bombing by claiming it showed “a Middle Eastern trait. It goes without saying that ISNA has never claimed to endorse, support or be in any way associated with either the “Muslim Brotherhood” or “Hamas.”

Spencer seeks to give Cardinal McCarrick the “Lowe’s treatment,” trying to intimidate him into repudiating Imam Magid through falsities covered by a thinly disguised undercurrent of bigotry. It must be said that such defamation of real peacemakers and freedom fighters is projection on the part of Spencer and his allies.

The real threat and subversion in this country is being carried out by Spencer and his allies in the radical right-wing. They are the ones attacking freedom of religion by lobbying for so-called anti-Sharia’ legislation whose real intent is to ban Islam, protesting the construction of Mosques and furthering the idea that all Muslim leaders and organizations are “fifth columns.”

Who is Robert Spencer?

Spencer is a radical right-wing extremist whose words the anti-Muslim terrorist Anders Breivik cited as inspiration well over one hundred times in his manifesto. Breivik also praised Spencer as deserving of the “Noble Peace Prize.” Spencer is co-founder along with Pamela Geller and John Jay of SIOA, an organization that both the SPLC and the ADL have labeled as a hate group. SIOA’s trademark patent was denied by the U.S. government due to its anti-Muslim nature.

Spencer has linked to sites promoting the designated terrorist organization MEK. Spencer is a denier of the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Bosnians during the Serbian war on Bosnia in the early 90’s. Spencer is a supporter and friend of right-wing anti-Muslim European politicians and groups including: Geert Wilders, EDL, SIOE, BPE and others.

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35 Comments »

  1. dont woory those who does are only pisted off because they dont have alot of followers . :)

  2. worry*

  3. @Lara – “pissed”

  4. if there’s a god who created us all in his image he would not pick sides!

  5. if there’s a god who created us all in his image he would not pick sides!

  6. “Blessed are the peacemakers. They will be called the Children of God.” -Jesus of Nazareth, called Christ.

  7. “Blessed are the peacemakers. They will be called the Children of God.” -Jesus of Nazareth, called Christ.

  8. Seems I recall his dad having said something about bearing false witness. Seems He was opposed to it.

  9. Sick, sick man

  10. pathetic

  11. Idiots!!!

  12. I don’t think people realize how stupid the idea of interfaith is between then Abrahamic religions when they are in direct conflict with one another, Islam especially. Have you guys actually read the Quran? Have you read how much it talks about punishment of the Christians and disbelievers in hell? Ignorance.

  13. How stupid to not want interfaith dialogue going on. WOW, another uneducated bigot. Have you read your Bible….oh wait, which version?

  14. @Jack, interfaith does not end because the orthodox creed of these three faiths all claim salvific exclusivity. And to say that Islam “especially” says such and such is in itself ignorant and reveals much about your own mindset.

  15. Jack for the longest time in Christianity; Jews were held in contempt and were blamed for the murder of Jesus(PBUH). Now do you think there should be no interfaith between Jews and Christians and we return to the time of Nazis and Cossacks be killing jews? There is one God and we will all be judged by him. Another thing the Leader of American Israel PAC once said we love the evangeical christian support but their eventual goal and the muslim goals in the same conversion or our eventual murder of all Jews. According both Christian bibical and Islamic teaching Jesus(PBUH) will come back and kill the anti-christ and kill all the jews and others who have not converted to the faith that Jesus(BUH) believes. Now I say let God do the actual supernatural killings we don’t have to. We can choose to live in peace and interfaith dialogue allows that to happen.

  16. The bible is just as dumb as the Quran. If you don’t realize why interfaith dialogue is meaningless than you are ignorant to the nature of the Abrahamic religions.

  17. Interfaith dialogue:

    “Our invisible unicorn is pink”

    “Ours is blue”

    Religion is for the ignorant.

  18. Jack, you are an arrogant, pompous, narcissistic ass. Take your tiny, malnourished brain elsewhere. Your invisible unicorn is retarded.

  19. I don’t have one. I’m an adult, I don’t need fairy tales and delusions to live my life, especially ones that cause evil.

  20. @Jack Stone Evil is caused by actions of people, not by religion. Violent people see violence in everything just like beautiful people see beauty everywhere and bigots always see something to hate.

  21. Yes, honor killings or hating homosexuals is not influenced by peoples religious beliefs at all, this list goes on and on. The problem is that extremists use exactly the same texts as moderates. When moderates defend their texts and faith itself, they defend the core premises on which extremists base their policy. All the moderates do by being ignorant about their own religion is enable the fanatics. It’s a false view of reality and it does way more harm than good.

    Disbelievers will wear garments of fire, boiling fluid will be poured on their heads, their bellies and skin will be melted, they will be tormented with iron hooks, and when they try to escape they will be driven back with the taunt: Taste the doom of burning. 22:19-22

    Continue to teach this evil to your children about people who dont share your beliefs and then you call the people that speak out against it bigots? Ignorance.

  22. Stop the hate, teach peace.

  23. pretty plss stop it…..n do WHAT YOUR RELIGION !!!!

  24. In the near future will Chrislam be the new world religion. Globalisation brought this merger. The movement of Fethullah Gulen is a good example for this new era.

  25. You are brainwashed, Muqitha. Muhammad was not an honest person, he was a dictator then took it a step further and lied about a revelation from god. It’s nonsense, wake up.

  26. New Year is almost here, folks. I guess that means out with the old trolls and in with the new.

  27. Have you got any proof he lied? I dont understand some athiests, you believe this is the only chance we get to live but you waste your time by hating on people and trying to get them to join your side. It’s as if its a massive game of tug of war.

  28. He said he was gods final prophet, that is all the proof you need if you aren’t brainwashed or gullible. I’m not wasting my time or hating by speaking out against an evil that is a cancer to humanity. I guess it was a waste of time fighting Nazis as well.

  29. 33:29 But if ye desire Allah and His messenger and the abode of the Hereafter, then lo! Allah hath prepared for the good among you an immense reward.

    33:30 O ye wives of the Prophet! Whosoever of you committeth manifest lewdness, the punishment for her will be doubled, and that is easy for Allah.

    A command from the creator of the universe or a dictator trying to keep his wives in check? All the ignorance, hatred, suffering and blood shed that has been caused over this asshole.

  30. Being attracted to and marrying a young girl who is still at a mental stage where she likes to play with dolls: A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and she was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old. [Muslim 8:3311]

    Final prophet? Lol. Wow… what a sad state this world is in when millions of people believe this is the absolute truth of reality. Humans will die of stupidity.

  31. Yes, jack ur on top of that stupidity list…….btw ur sitting here ridiculing the faith of over a billion people. Thinking ur 100 percent right and all christians and muslims r wrong. There is no difference between u and the religious fanatics. They r full of it and so r u!

  32. Don’t reply to that troll, it will only give him legitimacy. Those are by far the weakest and most laughable arguments against Islam that I have ever come across and even bigots like Robert Spencer can come up with better ones. Funny that you should talk about human stupidity when you are a perfect representation of it.

  33. […] Hate Blogger Robert Spencer Attacks Interfaith Leaders, Imam Mohamed Magid and Cardinal Theodore McC… […]

  34. Last time I looked, ISNA was listed by the Muslim Brotherhood as one of their like minded organizations. Have they had a change of mind?

  35. […] Hate Blogger Robert Spencer Attacks Interfaith Leaders, Imam Mohamed Magid and Cardinal Theodore McC… […]

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