Umar Lee is a Muslim blogger and activist in St. Louis. I was supposed to debate him on a radio show there a few years ago, but for some reason it was canceled. Today he is smearing me and Charles Johnson, along with Ann Coulter, as “racists,” but alas, doesn’t explain what race Muslims are. His idea of intelligent criticism is evidently to post an incendiary photo and claim that it represents something we support.
I would have ignored it except that in this Umar Lee joins the long line of people who have called me all sorts of names but never quite managed to come up with a single inaccuracy in my work. Even those who claim that it is full of “glaring errors” can’t come up with a single one, and have not hesitated to play fast and loose with the facts.
Umar Lee himself, when he posted video of my CPAC debate with Dinesh D’Souza (thanks to James), could do nothing but write libelous claims about what I believe. The comments there are very interesting: a commenter calling himself “The Human Trumpet Solo” points out that I make some substantive points that should be dealt with, and says, “And somewhere along the line there’s gotta be someone…who can undo Spencer’s arguments by showing how clearly and unequivocally Islamic supremacy and khilafah terrorism have been repudiated by Muslim scholars based on Muslim theology.” Which is exactly what I have called for again and again.
But all he gets back are more ad hominems: I’m a “charlatan” and a “bigot,” and they go after him too. But no one comes up with what he asks for, and no one offers a single example of something I say that isn’t true.
They don’t, because they can’t.