Defying threats of a lawsuit and bullying, lies and slander by CAIR, an Islamic propaganda front for Hamas, cashed up with 50 million dollars of Saudi money, Robert Spencer from Jihad Watch speaks to young Americans and receives multiple standing ovations:
“Welcome to the address that the Council on American Islamic Relations does not want you to hear,” Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch said Thursday, opening a speech to the Young America’s Foundation that caused CAIR to send a letter Wednesday demanding “that YAF cancel the subject session.
The Washington Times obtained a text of Mr. Spencer’s speech, excerpts of which follow:
It is a common tactic of both the Left and the Islamic advocacy groups in America: to accuse every critic of purveying hatred and bigotry. But I am not intimidated by their threats, or troubled by their smears — because I know I do not advocate hatred and bigotry, but a realistic appraisal of the Islamic jihad threat. …
Michelle Malkin quotes Mr. Spencer closing his speech with: “Come and kill me if you want, but I’m not going to submit.”
UPDATE 6:30 p.m.:
At Hot Air, Mrs. Malkin writes: “Multiple standing ovations. I’d say Spencer was the hit of the YAF conference, hands-down.”
Hey Hooper, don’t you wish your coffee filter was a Hitler helmet?
This is America, not Saudi Arabia. And in America, we have something called the Bill of Rights. We advise you to review amendments one and two…We are bringing you the speaker that CAIR doesn’t want you to hear…Robert Spencer.
Robert Spencer: They say in the letter that I am a well-known purveyor of hate…with a history of false and defamatory statement…but they do not manage to quote any…this is a common tactic…instructive lesson in bully-boy tactics…that is, to accuse every critic of purveying hatred and bigotry…everyone, no matter what…it’s good to see that you are not intimidated. I am not intimidated…so I’m here to tell you about the Truth about CAIR…
Can they really sue you for telling the truth?
…CAIR is highly successful…Law enforcement officials have received sensitivity training from the group…Mainstream media [has embraced]…There’s another side…it’s a side everyone needs to know about…
“CAIR is unusual in its extreme rhetoric and association with those who are suspect”…I’d like to say to CAIR’s lawyers that that’s not my statement. It was said by
Rep. Richard Durbin.
“CAIR has ties to terrorism…”
That was Rep. Charles Schumer.
“…nothing more than a apologist for groups bent on destroying Israel…”
That was Republican Rep. Bill Shuster.
Spencer reads from NYSun’s report on CAIR being named as unindicted co-conspirator in Hamas funding case.