Hassan Shibly of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was on Megyn Kelly’s Fox show recently, and apparently he doesn’t think his game of detour and deception went well, as he has taken to Twitter to whine about it.
This is yet another instance of the projection that we see so often from Islamic supremacists. “They don’t tolerate anything different” is a succinct description of Hamas-linked CAIR’s media strategy. After I appeared several times with Hamas-linked CAIR operatives on MSNBC and Fox, they began to refuse to appear on shows with me: they can’t debate, they can’t discuss, they can’t answer the points I make, so instead they move to crush dissent. They usually appear now with no opposing voice, or with another guest who holds their same point of view.
And “their rhetoric calls for violence”? Fox News, of course, does not engage in the rhetoric of incitement. But for a representative of a group with numerous demonstrable ties to Hamas to charge that its foe indulges in rhetoric that calls for violence is, quite simply, a massive case of the pot calling the kettle black. Meanwhile, by relentlessly and continually spreading the Big Lie that foes of jihad terror are “bigots” and “hatemongers,” Hamas-linked CAIR is responsible for the numerous death threats we receive from their more violent coreligionists, who learn from Hamas-linked CAIR that we are enemies — when, if Hamas-linked CAIR were really “moderate,” it would join with us in opposing jihad terror and Islamic supremacism, and work for genuine Islamic reform.
Last week I was sitting on a rental car shuttle bus when a young man got on carrying two infants; he was soon followed by his wife. They looked as if they were Pakistani or Indian. The bus was crowded, and I immediately got up so that at least one of them could sit down; I stood for the rest of the ride. When we got to the airport, the young man approached me and said, “Excuse me…” I thought he was going to thank me for giving them my seat, but instead he said, “Are you Robert Spencer?” I always answer yes to that question. He continued: “I have seen you on television many times — mostly on Fox News. Needless to say, I am not a fan.” I offered him my hand, which he shook reluctantly, thanked him for saying hello, and reminded him that I had given them my seat. He said yes, indeed I had, but then added: “Stop spreading hate.” I responded: “I never, ever do that. The truth hurts.” And then we got off the shuttle.
Where did this young man get the idea that I am “spreading hate” on Fox News, and decide to respond to a small act of kindness not with graciousness, but with rudeness and arrogance? No doubt from Hamas-linked CAIR and its allies in the “Islamophobia” industry, as they relentlessly smear and defame anyone and everyone who dares stand up against jihad terror. The young man on the shuttle bus was rude, not violent, but the incident was a reminder to me of how Hamas-linked CAIR’s vicious rhetoric is what really spreads hatred and incites to violence: the young man on the shuttle bus was full of self-righteous rage — the same kind of rage that has all too often spilled over into violence worldwide. Hamas-linked CAIR knows where its rhetoric is leading, and wants it to go that way.