Arab Spring or Winter of Discontent?

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In Beverly Hills on May 12, Robert Spencer spoke about his new book, “Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About The War We’re In,” at the Wednesday Morning Club’s monthly luncheon.

Spencer is the author of 13 books, the most notable of which are “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam” and “The Truth About Muhammad.” His new book, he said, describes how nobody who speaks out about the real goals of Islam is spared by either the liberal main-stream media or those on the political left who seem unable or, worse still, unwilling to define the destructive intentions which Islam has towards America and the West.

Paradoxically, said Spencer, these destructive intentions have been public knowledge for quite some time. In 2008, the Holy Land Foundation, a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood, was convicted of raising money for the terrorist group Hamas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Muslim Brotherhood. Its leaders were given life sentences for funneling $12 million to Hamas. During the trial documents revealed a strategy paper that stated:

The Ikhwan (Arabic for Muslim Brotherhood) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.

It went on to say that this process requires a “mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’, the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation’.”

In other words, the scheme is to ingratiate and insinuate themselves into our society by appearing to be in favor of pluralism, democratic values and common fellowship, all the time gaining trust and acceptance only to sucker punch us when the time is right. The Muslim Brotherhood is black with menace. Their hatred of America and the West is doctrinally inspired and is entirely due to the religious fanaticism which inspires Islamic supremacism.

In recent history, many Western leaders born and bred in the fear of the Soviet Union failed to see the resurgence of Islamic totalitarianism and the terror it always engenders. Somehow, they have been unable to identify the defining issue of our time and so imperil us all.

How could this have happened? How could so many governments, institutions, and political leaders, in whom so much faith and confidence were reposed, have failed so miserably?

The answer, of course, lies in their devotion to and confident assumptions about two of the most pernicious and utterly destructive ideologies of the last sixty years, namely multiculturalism and political correctness. Like an awful plague, they infect, corrupt, distort, and corrode everything they touch. No form of human activity has been left unscathed or undiminished by their influence. They are the worst and most insulting forms of ingratiation. They are deadly. They are partners in “Stealth Socialism” — a continuation, by other means, of communism that many confidently assumed had vanished with the collapse of the Soviet Union. They are the unindicted co-conspirators of appeasement, defeat and surrender.

The inability to distinguish between the fire and the fire department is the first sign of the appeaser. Appeasement, Spencer noted, has been the preferred policy not only of the Obama administration but also of many European governments towards the theo/political/trans-national movement known as Islam or the so-called “religion of peace.” Spencer said that he, Pamela Geller and David Horowitz are often described as “out of bounds” by the politically correct elites but they never say who is “in bounds” and they go to extraordinary and even bizarre lengths to give cover to Islamists who seek our ruin.

A good example of this was when the Fort Hood massacre was classified as “work-place violence,” and in the official report of those murders the word “Islam” was never mentioned. General George W. Casey said that the shooting was a horrific tragedy but if the diversity of the country or the diversity of the Army became a casualty as a result of the 13 murders then that would be even worse.  This illustrates just how far the termites have traveled and how well they have feasted. Mistakenly arguing that there is a big difference between terrorists and the tenets of Islam the Obama administration removed the words “terrorist,” “Jihad” and “Islamist” from all government training manuals in 2011 and insisted that all security agents be retrained. The administration is determined to deny that “jihad” is done in the name of Islam and that it is a direct precept of it, encouraged and sanctioned in the Qur’an and in the hadiths, which are Islam’s title deeds.

From 2010, when Spencer helped to train U.S. law enforcement agencies and the CIA about the motives and intentions of Islam, he went to being banned in 2013 although his message had not changed during that time. Instead, U.S. government security agencies were told to invite Muslim Brotherhood front groups to conduct diversity training. In 2013, the British government prohibited Spencer’s entry into the U.K. because they claimed his presence might be disruptive. Yet, a Saudi sheik who had called violent jihad “an honor for the believer” was permitted entry.

Spencer told the audience that he has been called an Islamophobe and an intellectual terrorist merely for exposing the raw nerve of unwanted truth. There is something Orwellian about the circumstances in which Robert Spencer finds himself especially when we remember that it was Orwell who said that telling the truth in a time of universal deceit is a revolutionary act. By renaming acts of terror as “man caused disasters” and the war on terror as an “overseas contingency operation” the Obama administration has demonstrated that it has adopted the narrative of our enemies and thus virtually ensures our defeat.

Stranded in a state of developmental immaturity, Islam steals from history believing that the creation of a new past will justify its right to change the future in its favor. Spencer indicted the main-stream media and our law enforcement agencies as being complicit in this theft.

Charges of “Islamophobia,” an entirely spurious phenomenon, are leveled against anyone who objects to the Islamization of America as it attempts to ingratiate itself into the foundational fabric of our national life. It is Islam’s way of crying before it gets hit and is one of the main reasons why so many Americans are suffering from the very real phenomenon of Islamo-nausea.

Nothing is more disturbing to minds muddled by an impoverished ideology than a dash of clear thinking. Such thinking is, after all, potentially lethal to them. If it were to catch on it might end their careers. It is always such a pleasure to listen to Robert Spencer apply such clear thinking to the treacherous agenda of the Islamists and their fellow travelers whose opinions have been formed by using something other than precise analysis.

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  • Kafir911

    I read this book and a number of others written by Spencer. Many Americans do understand the threat of Islam thanks to the efforts of Spencer, Geller, Horowitz and others. The frustration levels are off the charts, however, that we seemingly take one step forward and two steps back.

  • ratonis

    I am reading this book now, about half-way through. It is very informative. Unfortunately, the book is poorly edited and has frequent word and sentence errors that are rather irritating. One expects more from Regnery. Hopefully they will get this straightened out before the paperback version is published. Example, early on in Chapter One: “Its officials act this way this not because they . . . ”
    Not an isolated instance of such either, and it undercuts the book’s authority.