Robert Spencer at ‘Stand with the prophet’ event in Texas

Far be it to augment Robert Spencer but I really feel this needs saying in this context.

One has an obligation to criticize religious authority because whenever this is not allowed, it will become totalitarian political authority and it always does and not just Islam, but especially islam.

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

13 Replies to “Robert Spencer at ‘Stand with the prophet’ event in Texas”

      • So the Saudis do their bit for the Manchurian Candidate, putting him through university and whatever, but they only represent one set of interests, and from the beginning, with the Arab Spring and the empowering of the Muslim Brotherhood regionally, their interests have not been well served.

        Now another design emerges, that would see a nuclear-armed Iran entrenched as the regional hegemon, with Saudi Arabia contending with growing disturbances on both its northern and southern borders. The Saudi response is to hurt Iran by driving the price of oil down.

        Perhaps Iran could ease the pressure by moving on the eastern oil fields. Or things are going well enough overall, why do anything rash. Maybe Salman, for his part, could hint to Hussein on Tuesday that he is not above slandering a brother in the terms of the legal system to which they both subscribe, by revealing that which Hussein would prefer remained hidden. Salman needs some sort of guarantee that the Obama administration will defend Saudi Arabia against any manner of Iranian incursion.

        • Was it the Saudi’s or the Soviets? Remember he was raised by communists who hated the US, of course it could be both with the Saudi’s not knowing about the Soviets.

          If it was the Saudi’s he is betraying them with his support of Iran.

        • Strictly speaking, it doesn’t matter. The end justifies the means. Not much space between them when it came to Israel.

          The Arabs – even those from the Gulf – were perfectly happy to cooperate with the Soviets on anti-Israeli initiatives.

          During so-called detente, Gorbachev was buddies with even the rancid old Ayatollah himself. The latter never gave up on converting Gorbie to Islam. It was a running joke with them.

        • “Betrayal” is the precise word. Obama betrays the US, he’s betraying one side or the other all the time. Spooky business.

          Is "spook" acceptible in polite society?

        • Here we are so far along in the so-called Information Age, and this many years into Obama’s presidency, and there are very basic questions we can’t get answers to about this man. And then the information we do have, which should have been enough to render him thoroughly toxic, has been successfully neutralized or forbidden or laughed off or buried. I have American colleagues who are highly educated and not obviously ill-intentioned who went to a lot of trouble to vote for Obama not once but twice and who continue to think that, despite some missteps, he is essentially ‘a nice guy.’ The internet might as well be a communist plot to hypnotize people and turn them into obedient drones.

        • Don I know what you mean, you have a harder time convincing people Obama hates the US then you had convincing people the communists wanted to conquer the world.

  1. David Solway: Watching the World Fall Apart

    Denial of the palpable is the concessive stage that precedes and heralds the dissolution of a culture, a nation, a people. I suspect we are on the verge of such a collapse. Europe is well on the road to cultural euthanasia. The rest of the west is treading in its footsteps, eventually to become Sweden or France or the UK. Indeed, it is hard to watch a world falling apart, whether in two days or two decades.

    • Diana West: My Column Ends, But the Questions Don’t

      Back at the beginning, which nearly coincided with the attacks of 9/11, I do confess to writing my little column with the hopeful expectation that simple, direct, non-PC exposure of heretofore unknown facts about then-exotic Islam would eventually, if others and I stuck to it long enough, help shift public debate. This, in turn, would eventually help lead policymakers to enact measures to preserve our liberty, for example, by halting Islamic immigration to prevent sharia (Islamic law) from taking hold here as it has in Europe. I guess I was younger then.

      • In a depressing essay, this stands as the most depressing:

        I used to think that only a monstrous catastrophe could save us, could provoke people to think again and to see the world as it really is, and could convince us to rise at last to our own defense — I mean something really enormous, that would make 9/11 look like a mere skirmish. Now I’m not so sure. We would probably find some way of temporizing, of refusing to examine or even recognize the causes of our misfortune, evincing, as Flemming Rose aphoristically put it in The Tyranny of Silence, “the infamous ability of humans to adapt.”

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