Introduction to Robert Spencer’s address at the David Horowitz Freedom Center event at the LUXE Hotel, Brentwood, CA, September 17, 2015:
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and salam alaikum, as they say in Dearborn.
Driving here this evening, I was reminded of the story about a 6th grade teacher who gave her class an art assignment to draw a picture of anyone they wished. As she circulated the class she came across little Johnny. “Johnny”, she said, “of whom are you drawing a picture?” “I’m drawing a picture of God,” replied Johnny. “But Johnny, nobody knows what God looks like,” said the teacher. “Well”, replied Johnny in a flash, “they will in a minute!”
In a minute we will have the pleasure of listening to Robert Spencer, but before that, I would like to take you all the way back to December of 1936, when King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Great Britain so he could marry the dismal and socially ambitious Mrs. Simpson. This finally ended a great constitutional crisis which had shaken the Empire and rocked the foundations of the ancient British Monarchy. At that moment, his younger brother Albert became George VI by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of its Dominions across the seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.
A few weeks later, somebody asked the reluctant monarch how he was enjoying being king. “It’s quite a good job”, he said, “but there’s no room for advancement!”
I suspect that Robert Spencer might now be in a similar position. He has become so well-known warning us against the Islamization of America and the West, while expertly removing the membrane of deceit which covers all things Islamic, that he has become such a sovereign figure against regnant Islam that for him too there is now no room for advancement.
Indeed, if he never spoke another word or wrote another sentence on these matters, we would still owe him a debt of gratitude that can never be fully repaid.
When he is not being denied entry to England by a British government paralyzed by a tragically consuming political correctness that it is unable to distinguish its friends from its enemies, and when he is not narrowly escaping assassination at the hands of two Islamic terrorists, neatly and permanently dispatched by the police in Garland, Texas, Robert Spencer has been busy writing two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam, as well as 13 other books and some six pamphlets illuminating the destructive intentions, the corrosive effects, and the boundless determination of the “religion of peace”, the instincts of which are so fraternal that it seeks to provide us all with a one-way ticket back to the 7th Century.
His articles have appeared in hundreds of newspapers and periodicals around the world; he has spoken on scores of campuses throughout America; and he has appeared many times on every major news channel in the United States. He has led seminars on Islam and Jihad for the United States Central Command, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the U.S. Intelligence Community.
With his recent book, The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS, Robert Spencer has now turned his perceptive and analytical mind to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Not long ago, Barack Obama, beaming his wisdom towards us, told us that ISIS is neither Islamic nor a state…yet it has been beheading its way to Baghdad and Syria in an orgy of violence the warrant for which, it never tires of telling us, is the Quran itself. It now occupies an area larger than the United Kingdom, has its own currency, its own highly solvent bank and, remarkably, has devised a national budget which would seem to put it far ahead of the Obama Administration!
One of Robert Spencer’s books, available at fine book stores everywhere, was titled, Did Muhammad Exist? Like other legendary figures from centuries ago, we cannot be absolutely certain, but due to his faultless service, his dedication and his courage in speaking the truth which has become manifest to us all, we know and are delighted that Robert Spencer exists. He joins us here tonight. Please give a warm California welcome to Mr. Robert Spencer.
Paul Schnee has served as Executive Director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Zionist Organization of America.