Robert Spencer: Carrying Water for Jihad at The Nation


In FrontPage this morning I discuss The Nation’s latest issue, which smears and defames freedom fighters:

The Left’s flagship publication, the Nation, has devoted its latest issue to “Islamophobia,” demonstrating yet again the lengths to which American “progressives” will go in order to run interference for their Islamic supremacist charges.

The Nation“s fondness for the enemies of America and the West is nothing new. Over a period of fifty years, its record is consistent: The Nation supported Communism through the Stalin and post-Stalin eras, and even offered comradely support to Maoism and Castroism. Thus its new role as shill for Islamic supremacists and the Muslim Brotherhood is really not new at all. Throughout its post-World War II history, the Nation has always had a soft spot for totalitarians who trample on human rights, while claiming to be the foremost defender of those rights.

On the other hand, the Nation is a Johnny-come-lately to the “Islamophobia” game. Its special issue is preceded by the smearing of critics of Islamic supremacism by Hamas-linked CAIR, the Marxist retreads at FAIR, and the Islamic supremacist-infiltrated Center for American Progress. The only innovation in the Nation“s gutter attack on those who have had the temerity to stand up for the human rights trampled on in the Islamic world is the new low achieved by Max Blumenthal in his hit piece on philanthropist Nina Rosenwald, who has given a large part of her fortune to efforts to defend freedom.

As David Horowitz and I show in our pamphlet, Islamophobia: Thoughtcrime of the Totalitarian Future, the very term “Islamophobia” is an invention of the Muslim Brotherhood designed to intimidate and discredit its critics. FBI statistics show that there is actually no serious problem of “Islamophobia.” In fact, many “anti-Muslim hate crimes” have been faked by the very organizations — CAIR in particular — that cry wolf every time an Islamic terrorist is fingered. As a matter of hard statistical fact, Jews are eight times more likely than Muslims to be the victims of hate attacks.

Meanwhile, Islamic jihadists continue to penetrate our borders and operate in the United States. Recent jihad plotters include Naser Abdo, the would-be second Fort Hood jihad mass murderer; Khalid Aldawsari, the would-be jihad mass murderer in Lubbock, Texas; Muhammad Hussain, the would-be jihad bomber in Baltimore; Mohamed Mohamud, the would-be jihad bomber in Portland; Nidal Hasan, the successful Fort Hood jihad mass-murderer; Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square jihad mass-murderer; Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, the Arkansas military recruiting station jihad murderer; Naveed Haq, the jihad mass murderer at the Jewish Community Center in Seattle; Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar, the would-be jihad mass murderer in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh, who hatched a jihad plot to blow up a Manhattan synagogue; and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the would-be Christmas airplane jihad bomber.

Nonetheless, as far as the Nation is concerned, any attention paid to the Islamic jihad against the West is a manifestation of bigotry “” Islamophobia. Genuine bigotry and persecution of innocent people is never excusable, which is why the Nation“s special issue is so repellent. To dismiss concerns about jihad and smear those who oppose it is sinister in the same way that the American progressives who worked for the Soviet Union — and thus betrayed their country “” were sinister.

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  1. says

    The coward quisling & dhimmi 9:29 “The Nation”

    Islamophobia? (i.e. baseless fear of Islam)


    (video) Islamophobia vs. 5:38 “(thieves) cut off his or her hands”

    8:55 “the vilest of animals are those who disbelieve”

    8:12 “(unbelievers) strike off their heads (beheading)”

    4:89 “(apostates) slay them wherever ye find them”

    6:70 “(unbelievers) drink (only) boiling water”

  2. says

    Islamophobia is an attempt to silence the critics of Islam and to try to make those who speak out look foolish. As a retired police sgt. I have spent the last four almost five years studying Islam. I was even in contact with CAIR which was kind enough to send me their edition of the Koran for westerners. My investigation revealed that the Koran is full of hate speech and discrimination: Against Jews, Christians and women. They like to blow smoke and to otherwise make the true teachings of Islam harder to distinguish and instead of coming out and fully debating the issues, they like to set up a straw man and then knock it down. But know this: they are against freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and refuse to admit that others have the right to believe what they want (freedom of conscience). Islam has no place in an open society and quite frankly are the cause of more than 95% of murder in the world today. Don’t believe what they say, the Koran gives them the justification to lie to you and to use any other method to win you over (or at least to intimidate and silence you) Islam isn’t the only evil in the world but it certainly comes in first in a list of the top ten. Find me any nation where Islam has the upper hand where there is peace and stability. It doesn’t exist.

  3. says

    All Muslims are terrorists as exemplified by the motto of their insan al husaniya – Mo/allah who says, ” I have been made victorious by terror”. “Poor” Muslims have no choice but to follow him or they will burn in hell fire for eternity!! what kind of morons are these people??

    Calling Mo/allah even insan let alone an ideal man is so grotesquely vulgar beyond any imagination!! But that is Muslim world where the normal definitions of human world are turned upside down -good is evil and evil is good, all immoral acts are moral in Islamic world – killing, murder, looting, invading, raping, misogyny, ..and on and on…!!!

  4. says

    In my recent travel to the nation of Algeria where it has a rich history of Christianity, the movement of Christianity has being moving powerfully within the nation. Algeria a predominated Islamic country, practises Islamic teaching within the society, but what has brought about the conversion into Christianity today?

    Read more:


  5. says

    The daily jihad attacks by Muslims make it very hard to turn Muslims into victims. The internet has made the world a very small place in which people can see Islam for the violent hateful “religion” that it is.People do not believe in “peaceful” Islam they believe their “lying eyes”.

  6. says

    Think you are alone? I live in the anti-democratic EU, Things will, I hope, change very soon with, I hope, significant repatriation. Well I CAN hope and if it can be achieved without genocide then so much the better. Give me back my country and heritage. The muslims will manage genocide of other muslims without our help. Let them. Most certainly DO NOT interfere in Syria. Remember Serbia?

  7. says

    The Nation has a long history of protecting the other partner in the Left/Jihad axis. It’s just obfuscating, rationalizing, excusing and lying on behalf of jihad just as it did on behalf of Nazi Germany during the halcyon days of the Soviet/Nazi non-aggression pact; The Nation was dancing to Moscow’s lead and was only anti-Nazi if Moscow was.

    So this is no surprise: look for the hard Left’s allies against Western civilization and you’ll find The Nation propagandizing on their behalf.

  8. says

    You mention Marxists carrying water for Islamists, but what’s funny is Marx’s actual views on Islam:

    “Islam ostracizes the nation of the unbelievers and creates a state of permanent enemyship between the moslems and the unbelievers.”

    – Karl Marx

  9. says

    One can profit from reading The Nation the same way one can profit from reading Karl Marx. In this way: read what is written, conclude that the truth of things is exactly the opposite of what was just read, and one has about a 99.99% chance of getting it right.

  10. says

    The Progressive movement, to reach a One World (N.W.O) rule of all nations, is using islam to advance its cause.

    Both are close in the views needed to advance the agendas they both have in common. In the end, when (if) world control is completed, they WILL be at each others throats, but for now are happy to work for a common cause.

    To be effective, the struggle against islam must not fail to view the leftist, progressive movement as a enabler of islam’s advance. Robert writing about the link is welcome news, as world Communism is the stated end game for the progressives, and has to be known to have any chance of success against both.

    Also, as Robert is exposing this threat, Allen West has need of support for outing the movements members in our own leadership, do support both as you can do so.

  11. says

    Ronald Carnine is entirely right. I am a retired teacher and have spent the last five years studying Islam. I can find nothing good to say of it. It is a vile, evil belief system. Allah does not exist, Muhammad was cerainly no prophet and if a genuine omniscient deity were to exist, it would be the grossest of insults to credit him with the authorship of the hateful Quran.

  12. says

    “Islamophobia” DOES have a suggestive similarity to “anti_Sovietism” (ie westerm criticism of Soviet -and specifically Stalinist- oppression) with the caveat that Stalin, Mao, Castro et al at least PRETENDED to be socially progressive whereas Islamism is by its own admission an unbelievably reactionary creed-which makes the flacking by “trendy lefties”(CPGB, SWP, Nation et al) all the more extraordinary-they would never dream of doing it for evangelical Protestantism, Lefebvrist style Catholicism or Orthodoxy!

  13. says

    Good comment, Ronald. Yes, “Islamophobia” is an insidious clever word. It’s condescending, it’s insulting but more importantly, it’s a deliberate strategic lie, designed to instill a “nothing to worry about” mindset.

    What is most insulting, is that they do so, while we’re watching 3,000 of our citizens murdered on 9/11 and 13 of our Fort Hood service men “gunned down” in cold blood.

    How much longer will we have to endure their gall ?

  14. says

    Islam has no place in an open society and quite frankly are the cause of more than 95% of murder in the world today.

    So what do you with a society whose president, in this case OBAMA, says “I will not tolerate any unfair criticism of ISLAM” and that president is supported by a very powerful (and disgusting) media?

  15. says

    In the city I live of 1 million people of the 14 murder this year none where done by muslum. By your unsupport remark that 95% of all murder is done by muslum is disproven.

  16. says

    “defenderofIslam” wrote, replying to Ronald W. Carnine:

    In the city I live of 1 million people of the 14 murder this year none where done by muslum. By your unsupport remark that 95% of all murder is done by muslum is disproven.

    My God, what idiocy. What Ronald meant is that 95% of murders world wide are committed by Muslims, not 95% of murders in “defenderofIslam’s” own berg.

    I’m not sure whether Ronald’s figures are completely accurate, but certainly more homicidal violence is committed by DoI’s vicious coreligionists than by any other group globally.

    Also, I’ll just have to take that assertion re his town on faith, because “defenderoIslam” has never indicated where he lives. I also wonder how large the Muslim population is in his town? Save for a few exceptions such as Dearborn, Michigan, the Muslim populations of most American cities is very small.

    They make up less than 1% of the population nationwide, yet are much overrepresented in the crime statistics of not only the United States, but of all Western nations.

    The Muslim population of France is just 12%, yet they account for 60% to 70% of all inmates in France’s prisons. This means Muslims are far more violent and criminally-inclined than the average native French person.

    In Oslo during the past five years, *all* stranger rapes were committed by Muslim immigrants.

    The fact is, his is an almost unbelievably violent creed. He must be so proud!

  17. says

    Did they really flip/flop so transparently back then?

    Were they anti-Nazi from the Spanish Civil War until the Nazi-Soviet Pact and then soft on Nazis and anti-war from the Pact until the invasion of Russia and then pro-Soviet and anti-Nazi and pro-war all over again?

  18. says

    It should be around 325 according to Iraq Body Count.

    Anyway, where does TROP keep tally of death tolls from individuals nations?