As I have noted, CAIR’s press release attacking me did not quote a single thing I have ever said or written, but simply ascribed falsely to me things that I do not believe.
Now the Palestinian Information Center, a UK-based site, has gone farther. In an article entitled “Jewish synagogue in California hosts notorious Islamophobe,” the Center asserts this:
Spencer reportedly attacked Islam and Muslims, ascribing to them virulent epithets, such as criminals and Nazis.
I said nothing of the kind at the synagogue. Nor have I ever said or written anything like this anywhere else. This is a wholly fabricated and libelous statement — as anyone who was at the Temple of the Arts on Yom Kippur, and I expect the crowd was between 800 and 1,000 people, can attest.
Just so you know where they’re coming from, the PIC adds this a bit farther down:
Some experts believe that Jewish circles are behind much of the present wave of Islamophobia in the West, especially in North America.
Some of these circles have found a common cause with evangelical Christians in the US in vilifying Islam and its religious symbols.
Well, I have news for them: I am neither a Jew nor an evangelical Christian. The international jihadists have offended more people than just those two groups. Nor am I going to take their lies lightly. I have written to the Palestinian Information Center asking for a retraction and an apology (no, I am not holding my breath). I am not so much concerned about my reputation, which will never rise high among jihadists and jihad-abetters. But I am concerned that they not get away with shamelessly misrepresenting the facts in order to smear those who oppose jihad violence.
Of course, who am I kidding — shameless misrepresentation of the facts has been a weapon in the jihadist arsenal ever since Muhammad declared that “war is deceit.”