I am scheduled to speak about classical education at a conference in Sacramento, California, on July 26 and 27, sponsored by Kolbe Academy, a national Catholic educational program in Napa, California. But my obsessive Internet stalker, the thuggish Nathan Lean, has found out about it. Lean, aka “Garibaldi,” the creepy Travis Bickle of jihad enablers, is a stalker who has threatened me repeatedly, repeats what he knows to be falsehoods about my record, and hasÂ called on hackers to destroy this site. Consistent with the ongoing Leftist/Islamic supremacist war against the freedom of speech, and desperate fear that anyone will hear the truth about Islam and jihad, Lean mailed this threatening letter to several Kolbe Academy officials:
It has come to my attention that Mr. Robert Spencer, a prominent anti-Muslim blogger and activist, will appear at the Northern California Catholic Family Home School Conference in Sacramento, California on July 26/27, 2013. Spencer is listed on the website and Facebook page as a confirmed speaker.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League list Spencer as a “hate group leader.” The U.S. Government has rejected the trademark application for his group, Stop the Islamization of America, on the grounds that it disparages Muslims. Spencer regularly appears in public with members of the neo-Nazi street gang, the English Defence League, a group whose leaders have been arrested for assault, passport fraud, and other infractions. More alarmingly, Spencer was cited by the Norway terrorist Anders Breivik 162 in his manifesto; Breivik noted that Spencer inspired his views on Islam, which led him to slaughter 77 youth in the summer of 2010.
Why Kolbe Academy would knowingly host a man with these associations is unclear.
I have alerted several major civil rights organizations and watch groups about this and they have informed me that they are investigating the invitation and will respond. I have also contacted major national interfaith organizations. Additionally, I have spoken with news media outlets, both in the state of California and nationally, who regularly cover religion, politics, and civil rights issues. They were unaware of this speaking engagement and many are interested in pursuing stories about it.
While the work that Kolbe Academy does may impact young learners in a positive way, the invitation of a designated hate group leader to appear as part of a distinguished group of speakers is unacceptable.
Please contact me for further details or questions. The following five weeks will be devoted to shining a bright light on this important issue.
Lean says that the SPLC and the ADL classify me as a “hate group leader.” But who watches the watchmen? The SPLC tars as “hate groups” many conservative groups that simply disagree with its hard-Left political stance, while not classifying any jihad groups as hate groups, despite their rhetoric calling for the murder of Americans. And we”re appealing the rejection of our trademark application for Stop Islamization of America — it’s ironic that while large numbers of valiant secularist Turks and Egyptians are resisting the Islamization of their countries, that Lean would smear an attempt to preserve American freedoms from subversion by provisions of Islamic law that even many Muslims reject as oppressive.
Stooping even lower in his defamation, Lean claims that I inspired the Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik. In reality, Breivik cited not only me but many people, including Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Thomas Jefferson. Nor was Breivik really an opponent of jihad terror: he wrote about he wanted to aid Hamas and ally with jihad groups. Breivik also explained that his real inspiration for his violence was not us, but the Islamic jihad terror group al-Qaeda, about which Nathan Lean has never written a critical word.
Lean also claims falsely that I “regularly” team up with the English Defense League; in reality, I have done so twice — but I do not reject the association. Contrary to libelous claims by Lean and other foes of the foes of jihad terror, the EDL is not “a street gang of British skinheads” or neo-Nazis. The EDL was formed to defend British soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, who were being physically attacked by Muslim mobs. It rejects all racism and violence; the only violence at its rallies come from Leftists and Islamic supremacists bent on silencing the group and brutalizing its members. Just last week, six jihadists were imprisoned for a plot to commit mass murder at an EDL rally.
Above all, note Lean’s threat: he has alerted “several major civil rights organizations and watch groups,” as well as “news media outlets, both in the state of California and nationally,” all in hopes of getting them to publish enough defamation and lies about me to get Kolbe Academy to cancel my appearance at the conference. He is hoping that an avalanche of negative publicity will intimidate Kolbe Academy and make them toe the politically correct line. There are, however, a few people left in the U.S. who still believe in the freedom of speech and won’t bow to intimidation.
This letter shows yet again how authoritarian and thuggish the Left and their Islamic supremacist allies have become. In the early years of the Third Reich, National Socialist brownshirts would show up at events where anti-Nazis were speaking, shouting down the speakers and physically menacing the people in the audience. Nathan Lean, his boss Reza Aslan, and their allies are the true sons and heirs of those brownshirts.