After traveling all day in the Jihad Watch Maxwell Roadster, I just arrived at Boise State University in Idaho, where I’ll be speaking tonight — unless the Muslim Students Association gets its way, as they’re circulating a petition to bar me from speaking. I’m told that one Muslim woman here on campus, demonstrating a grasp beyond her years of the use of victimhood as a political tool, told a local TV station that she feared for her life because I was coming to campus.
Yes, it’s true, my friends. Muslims must fear for their lives, because every day, somewhere in the U.S., fiendish Islamophobes beat them senseless, stop them on buses and murder them, blow up their schools, kidnap, torture, and murder them, and announce their plans to conquer and Christianize their countries.
Of course, if you click on the links, you’ll see that “Islamophobes” did none of those things, but Muslims did them all in the last few days. Need this young Boise State coed fear for her life because of me? Well, let’s look at the record: just how many Muslims in America have I killed? None. How many have I called for to be killed? None. How many Muslims in America have been killed because they were Muslims? None. While Christians and other non-Muslims must live in fear for their lives every day in countries like Iraq (where Christians have been kidnapped and murdered), Indonesia (where those three Christian schoolgirls were beheaded), and Pakistan (where there was a spate of shootings in churches and church schools a few years ago), none of these things are happening to Muslims in the United States.
In this country, Muslims may practice their religion freely, and authorities often work to accommodate them. There are incidents of bigotry, but these are minor, and sometimes trumped-up. The only fly in the ointment is that sometimes people like me come around — with a message of hate, they say, but that is just manipulative propaganda designed to get people of good will to turn away. In reality, tonight I will deliver a message of reality, a real inconvenient truth, about how the jihadists use the core texts of Islam to justify their actions and make recruits among peaceful Muslims. Instead of wringing her hands and retailing outrageous libels and hyperbole about me on television, this Muslim woman would do better to work to combat that reality within the Islamic community.
And if she made any headway, all of us could breathe easier.
UPDATE: Here is a story from Boise’s 2NewsTV:
This noon time prayer is a daily practice for Muslims here in the Treasure Valley. It’s also a part of Hosy Nasimi’s everyday life. So is this, being a student at Boise State University. Combining the two can be tough, “There’s really few people who know anything about Islam, they have no idea.” Hosy is afraid that bringing author Robert Spencer on campus to talk about radical Islam won’t help. In fact, she says it has the potential of making campus life dangerous for her and other Muslim students, “I want the school to be a safe place for me and other Muslims, not a place to be afraid to go.”
And it’s true — there will be guards at the event tonight. But not because Hosy’s life is threatened. Because mine is.