Time Magazine Joins the Jihad

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book, Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In, is now available.


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Time Magazine has published a classic example of the Islamic supremacist attempt to position Muslims as victims and deflect attention away from the global jihad. This effort has, of course, gained a new impetus from the Norway murders, which the Left and their Islamic supremacist allies are using as a pretext to discredit all resistance to jihad activity of any kind. The mainstream media as a whole has taken the stance that the anti-jihadists named in the murderer’s manifesto are responsible for the murders, despite the fact that none of us have ever advocated violence or any kind of illegality.

Media bias? Media support for the jihad? What else is new? Is anyone doing anything else these days? Still, I think it important to answer as many as I can of these and show the truth:

“When Slogans Beget Slaughter,” by Ishaan Tharoor, was published by Time Magazine on August 6:

Last year on Sept. 11, I stood at Ground Zero as hundreds of people shouted obscenities against Muslims and Islam.

There were actually many thousands of people there, as photos attest. But however many people were there, were “hundreds of people” really shouting “obscenities against Muslims and Islam”? Absolutely not. In a crowd of that size it is impossible to ensure that everyone is civil and polite, but our speakers set the tone, and none of them indulged in or encouraged any “obscenities” whatsoever. The videos are readily available on YouTube. Tharoor here is defaming not just me, but all the decent people who turned out to protest the desecration that is the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero. And his whole argument here depends on this defamatory charge. But I’d like to see him substantiate it.

They were gathered to protest the proposed construction of a Muslim-run interfaith community center nearby, which had earned the inaccurate moniker Ground Zero mosque.

A “Muslim-run interfaith community.” We were actually the ones who suggested that if the Ground Zero Mosque organizers were serious about reaching out to non-Muslims, they could include a synagogue, a church, and a Hindu temple inside their center. This suggestion, like everything we said, was arrogantly brushed aside with more smear charges of “hate” — as Tharoor is charging in this piece.

The rally was conducted by a motley crew of Islamophobes, among them several European visitors. Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has called for a ban on immigration to the Netherlands from Muslim countries, denounced the arrival of a “new Mecca” on the shores of what was once New Amsterdam….

Actually he didn’t say that at all. Watch his speech here. He was actually lauding New York’s tradition of tolerance, and said that if New York were open only to people of one persuasion, it would not be New York, but would be like Mecca.

I mention this because the manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik, the man behind the massacre in Norway, echoed those calls. Multiculturalism, Marxism, the supposed insensibility of Islam to Western values and the appeasement tendencies of a naive liberal elite: such were the grievances raised separately by both Breivik and the riled-up crowd in lower Manhattan. The writings of Robert Spencer — an organizer of that rally and an anti-Muslim polemicist routinely accused of hate speech — were cited 64 times in Breivik’s manifesto, according to the New York Times. [...]

Here the plan becomes obvious. Tharoor is by no means the only one trying to use Breivik’s murders to discredit any and all opposition to “multiculturalism, Marxism, the supposed insensibility of Islam to Western values and the appeasement tendencies of a naive [or complicit] liberal elite.” Sit back and take it as your freedoms are stripped from you, for opposition leads to mass murder. Of course, this is no more true than it would be true to say that Martin Luther King should have stopped opposing institutionalized racism because of the Watts riots.

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  • Yehuda

    Does anyone even read Time/Slime Magazine anymore? Didn't it disappear with bell bottoms?

    • Jim

      I ran in to one the other day. Compared to the Time of many decades ago the writing style may have been written by a professor of ebonics.

    • jacob

      I have a feeling that when it flondered, it was bought out by the BLACK MUSLIMS

      At least, its writings smack fully of the same rethoric MAD DOG, the man OBAMA
      calls a "GREAT MAN, preaches….

    • Angel

      No TIME for it

    • flyingtiger

      My thought, exactly. I thought Time magazine went out of business years ago.

  • Jim

    No one would need fear the Muslims if it were not the fifth columnists like Mayor Bloomberg.

    He well knows the type of Muslim promoting the Mosque yet he still fights dirty to force it upon the New Yorkers.

    It is against the law to creaet a school for crime.

  • Fred Dawes

    THE TIMES iS OWNED By muslims are have always been with the jihad boys.

  • WAKE UP

    There is NO SUCH THING as "Islamophobia" .

    What there is, is this: Growing awareness of Muslim madness, threat and perfidy.

    • Foolster41

      I prefer "Islamorealism".

      It astounds me that people still think the Time magazine and the NYT are fair and balanced news sources and not the left-leaning smear machines they are.

  • HARRY MARTIN

    TIME will bring Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller more and more followers…those who never knew of them will now know, join and support them! Thank-You, TIME!

  • SHmuelHaLevi

    Tiime Magazine… I thought that Dr. Kavorkim? passed away without a legacy but apparently he left a network behind determined to guide the US to commit collective suicide.
    It is completely amazing how a powerful, great country has been debased.
    I pray that US patriots retake control before it will be too late.

  • StephenD

    I almost wish I had a subscription…so I could cancel it!
    Foolster has it right. IT isn't "Islamophobia" when you don't fear them but rather LOATHE them.
    Sometimes I wish we could fast forward 25 years so we could say to these P.C. folks, "See? I told you so." The only problem with that is the family we leave behind to live in such a world.

    • Tondav

      I actually cancelled my subscription today. this article was the last straw.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    You guys asked that they include a synagogue inside the construction of a mosque and you wonder why people make fun of you?

    • jacob

      GENIUS :

      The reason why it was mentioned by Mr. SPENCER, together with a church,
      a buddhist temple etc,. is a pun on the promoters of this monstrosity and
      their claim of the purpose of building this super-mosque….

      Do you know what would mean to the Muslim this building at GROUND
      ZERO ???

      Better learn about the tennets of ISLAM and then opine….

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        I’ve read the Koran and the Torah. I don’t have a problem with there being a mosque or a synagogue next to Larry Silverstein’s property. For me, it’s not holy land. It’s just a money changing pit.

    • Chezwick_mac

      The suggestion to include a Synagogue, a Church and a Buddhist Temple was meant to expose the propaganda fallacy of the Muslims that the GZMosque would somehow become an "interfaith" center. Muslims talk a good game about "interfaith dialogue"…but in the end, such lip service doesn't change the reality that they believe non-Muslims to be unclean.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        Well sure. Religions are inherently absurd and the expectation that any religion would endorse a competing religion is equally absurd. But I wouldn’t go to a synagogue expecting a baptism and a bacon sandwich. I wouldn’t expect a briss and a set of phylacteries at a mosque.

    • KathleenP

      It was a reasonable request considering the planners were calling it a "multi-faith" centre.

      They insist it will not be a mosque, but trust me, it will be, just like the cafeteria at a Toronto PUBLIC school which is filled with gender-segregated praying Muslims every Friday now. Any non-Muslim who wanted to use the same time and place for praying wouldn't dare try (would be an interesting experiment though, maybe a Christian or Jewish teacher who didn't need their job too badly…?) Just like in so-called "multi-faith" prayer rooms at universities and airports. This is how the jihadists work, framing their demands in nice multiculti pieties that no-one can argue with, then once they have the space, they take it over by intimidation and sheer numbers. Don't let them do it. I would recommend loudly singing "Amazing Grace", or reciting from the Torah, or praying to Mother Earth, whatever your religious affiliations – make one up if you have to – wherever and whenever you see a Muslim praying. Don't try to stop him from praying, but just f***ing dare him to stop you.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        Or maybe we could just not persecute people at all.

  • jacob

    Since most of us are on the way to become DHIMMITS (ask the New York Times morons to explain what it means), why shoudn't we apply to the Muslims in our
    midst the same JIHZA tax (half of the DHIMMI's yearly earning) ?????????

    After all, in all of THEIR countries, DHIMMIS are third class citizens without any
    rights whatsoever but here they enjoy full rights and protection under the Law,
    WHICH NO DHIMMI DOES…

    • curmudgeon

      historically, dhimmis are afforded the luxury of living as infidels in a land the muslims conquered if they accept humiliation and pay crushing taxes, but only for awhile. ultimately, the muslim majority murders them. if only western societies would learn the successful tactics of their idols, the perpetrators of the religion of peace, and get rid of their hate filled muslims, they might survive. they are not learning, and will not survive.

  • BS77

    I didn't know Time Magazine still existed…….

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Considering we still have TB, Cancer, Alzheimers, morning sickness, insanity
      and a host of other infirmities, The Times has a place in our World, lining
      barf bags, wasting newsprint and the minds if any in their readership. However
      do they exist? Only Rod Sterling could give the correct answer and alas he is
      not available and I sincerely hope is in a place The Times would not tolerated.
      William

  • Brujo Blanco

    Chritianophobe, heterophobe, conservaphobe, and Jewophobe. As long as we are labeling what kind are you? I think I might be an Obamaphobe.

    • tanstaafl

      Careful, pal. Who knows what the mainstream media will make of that?

  • tagalog

    Tharoor said, "I mention this because the manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik, the man behind the massacre in Norway, echoed those calls" (i.e., calls for cultures in which Islam is absent).

    So what kind of culture does Islam call for? Those benign multicultures where all non-Islamic faiths are respected and allowed to flourish? Those kinds of cultures?

  • tagalog

    Why would anyone be surprised at a rally commemorating 9/11 at Ground Zero, that some people might shout extreme and offensive anti-Muslim remarks?

    I mean, jeez, how tolerant does TIME expect people to be? If I were a Muslim, I think I would avoid the Ground Zero area on September 11s for a while longer. It just would make sense.

    These are the same people who endorse the Tea Party being characterized as "terrorists" because they advocate, in strong (but peaceful) terms, cuts in government spending.

  • Smiley

    hey spencer… climb under a rock you slug!

    • Chezwick_mac

      Hey Smiley….someday, you ought to try a pork barbecue sandwich with a cold beer. Incredibly delicious!

      • Smiley

        Ha, HA!! very witty, very, very witty.

        Hey scotsman, hey kilt ! why don't you go and have a pork, kidney and pacreas pie!! ha, ha!

        • StephenD

          Smiley,
          Ha, ha! You sound like a cartoon character. You know, now that you think of it, they could use your words with that cartoon. You know the one with a bomb in a turban….
          Now that would be funny Ha, ha!

    • http://www.boycottscotland.com Infidel 4 Ever

      Hey Smiley, FOAD.

      Thanx in advance!

    • GKC

      Stick to catcalls at Fenway popokopf.

  • Angel

    Robert, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all you do. It is remarkable the perseverance and internal fortitude you have. I have read most of your books. Thank you for bring to my attention that hate manual masquerading as a holy book. (These are my words not Robert Spencer who tends to keep is message factual and without malice.) I find it incredible that you are able to stay civil and calm knowing what you know and what you have seen.

    Thank you again and God Bless you.

  • tanstaafl

    "The dogs bark, but the caravan passes."

  • LindaRivera

    "Time Magazine: Last year on Sept. 11, I stood at Ground Zero as hundreds of people shouted obscenities against Muslims and Islam."

    Time Magazine does not print the truth. They would much rather lie to fit in with their political ideology. I have attended all of the rallies. I never heard a single person ever shouting obscenities against Muslims and Islam.

    What did we shout? We shouted: "NO SHARIA!" "NO SHARIA!". "NO SHARIA!"

    Why did we shout "NO SHARIA"? Because we believe deeply in justice, freedom and human rights for ALL people. Why are we so hated because of our belief in justice, freedom and human rights for ALL people?

    • http://www.boycottscotland.com Infidel 4 Ever

      When Time Magazine makes claims that "hundreds of people shouted obscenities against Muslims and Islam" at the anti-9/11 Victory Mosque rally, then Time Mag MUST support such claims.

      Video cameras are widely available.

      Time Magazine needs to support its claims. The people are too savy to blindly believe what Time Magazine prints anymore.

      Put Up or SHUT UP "Time Magazine".

  • LindaRivera

    Some Muslims in America and countries around the world celebrated the murder of our 3,000. Thousands of Palestinian Authority Muslims celebrated the cruel slaughter of our 3,000. They went wild with joy and delight, dancing in the streets, firing into the air and passing out sweets. We will not forget .

    Adding to our pain, New York City Mayor Bloomberg is doing his utmost to get as many free tax dollars as possible to help build the 9/11 victory mosque. The Mayor and NYC officials are sending a very powerful message to Muslim terrorists around the world: Mass murder Americans and you will be HONORED with a victory mosque at the place where you slaughtered our people.

    Multitudes of Muslims must be lining up to attack America so that they too can be honored with a victory mosque.

  • LindaRivera

    The shocking plans to build a 9/11 victory mosque at sacred Ground Zero has created enormous stress.

    Not only is our pain, anguish and tears ignored, but we are insulted and demonized and called bigots and anti-Muslim because we are vehemently against a mosque to honor Islam at the place where our cherished 3,000 were slaughtered without mercy by the followers of Islam. The betrayal of our beloved 3,000 is unbearable.

  • xlent

    "Does anyone even read Time/Slime Magazine anymore? Didn't it disappear with bell bottoms? "
    I like that …that is about the time I quit reading the stupid socialist rag.

  • tekow

    mr roberto/rabidchristofascisto/spencero is definitely a dangerous psycho

    • StephenD

      Another one to enlighten us. Thanks for your opinion, it really matters to us what you think ~ NOT

  • Sam

    I can only imagine what they (the islamo facist) are lining up for the 10 year anniversary of 9-11 which by the way is one month from today. You folks in the big cities need to have "eyes wide open" …. just sayin

  • WSG

    Sam – We ALL need to live with our eyes wide open because the enemy is inside the perimeter.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    You say "Time Magazine" and it's over, nothing to see, no story, all trash but
    then again if one is studying deceit and the art of propaganda, then you might
    not be wasting your time with the rag…………………………………..William

  • mrbean

    Mark Halperin called the President of the United States a dick. Barack Hussein Obama was a practicing Muslim throughout his entire youth through high school, as an undergraduate at Occidental and Columbia where he studied under his selected Marxist professors, at Harvard law school, after graduating Harvard Law School and even after passing the bar, and only converted for political reasons to the Marxist based Black Liberation Christian crackpot sect under the anti American, openly racist, anti semitic Reverend Jerimiah Wright when in his 30's. He really is a clandestine Muslim and a Marxist racist dick.

  • alexdelarge

    Muslims all around the world shout death wishes to other peoples.

    Muslims don't seem to have shame and there seems to be no end to their haughtiness.

    Islam == abomination.

  • Marty

    I increasingly take pride in the appellation of islamophobe. What exactly is wrong in hating and fearing a lethal ideology that, like communism and fascism, calls for the eradication of hundreds of millions of people who resist or dispute the brutality of the koran and the hadith and sharia law. islamophobia is not hatred of muslims; it is loathing of the horrific message enunciated by the pedophile mohammad.

  • Roland

    I try and follow all stories in the media related to this subject, but I've not quite seen the sheer inaccurate reporting we've been seeing over the past few weeks.It's one thing to have a biased article, I've become used to this.Like underreporting the number of protestors or labeling people far right.It's another to simply not report facts and make stuff up.I think that raises it to a whole new level.And I wonder if these reporters are just lazy or if they are under pressure to make sensationalized stories one has to question if any of there reporting can be trusted to contain basic facts.

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  • curmudgeon

    trying to get it, but you are talking heresy. everyone knows (the media keeps telling us) that phobes are bad, and phobes are anyone that the media , and hollywood, our benevolent government, liberals, homosexuals, islamic worshipers of evil, and craven dhimmis dont like. please dont call me a phobe, i will surrender to slavery, convert to welfare dependency, crime, and an evil god called allah if you just dont call me a phobe. i would rather venerate a psychotic desert arch-criminal than suffer the agony of being called a phobe.

  • Joe McCarthy

    Israel did 9/11, you lousy prick. I have undeniable proof of it — watch '911 missing links' and you'll see that proof. You are so fking brainwashed by the Jew tube that it hurts.

  • Rick

    i am sorry that you have such issues

  • http://www.boycottscotland.com Infidel 4 Ever

    Joe McCommie,

    Here are British Muslims, Islam4UK, who admit and celebrate the 19 sand nazi SWINE who hijacked 4 planes on 9/11 as "the magnificent 19".
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1441270/Ma

  • SpiritOf1683

    Whoever thouight of allowing antisemitic loony bin inmates access to laptops?

  • MixMChess

    Not even Noam Chomsky, the intellectual godfather of the left and most ardent critic of Israel believes this nonsense.

  • Joe McCarthy

    Dumbass,

    Here you can learn about the 5 dancing Israeli Mossad on 911: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X63CQ-dXkwU

  • hammer of toures

    hi joe. so why do palestinians and other muslims hand out candy and celebrate 911? are they jews in disguise? give us your real name muslim liar.

  • hammer of toures

    hi "joe" your right . muslims are way too stupid to pull something as epic as 911. must have been a jew. im thinking george judenrat soros. what do you think?