Pamela Geller & Robert Spencer Discover “Papal Jihad”

Pamela Geller & Robert Spencer Discover “Papal Jihad”

by Sheila Musaji


In the article The Islamophobic Attempt to Marginalize American Muslim Civic Participation, I have provided hundreds of examples of what appears to be a concerted Islamophobic attempt to marginalize the Muslim community.

In one section of that collection, I noted that “You don’t even have to be a Muslim or Arab to come under attack by the Islamophobes.  Non-Muslims only need to treat Muslims the same as they would any other citizen to be attacked.  The constant demonization of Muslims doing anything at all outside of the Muslim community, or of non-Muslims who accept Muslims as equal citizens and participants in American society extends to just about any situation.”  The collection lists attacks on businesses, journalists, newspapers, leaders, politicians, organizations, etc.  One of the categories in the collection is religious and interfaith leaders & organizations.  The most recent series of attacks on Pope Francis needs to be added to that original list of religious and interfaith leaders who have been attacked.  Here is the original list:

Karen Armstrong was attacked by Robert Spencer for speaking at ISNA. — Auburn Seminary and its Center for Multifaith Education, Interfaith Center of New York, Intersections International, Odyssey Networks, Quest, and The Tanenbaum Center and its Religion and Diversity Education Program were accused of being part of a “leftist/Islamic machine”, and setting up “Goebbels-style propaganda websites” producing “jihadist propaganda” by Pamela Geller for an interfaith 9/11 program promoting healing and reconciliation. — The ADL Interfaith Coalition on Mosques was called a “dhimmi-Jew stunt” which was “kowtowing to the Islamic Jihad”. — Abraham Foxman of the ADL was called a “dhimmi Jew” “kowtowing to the Islamic jihad”. — Any Jew who suports, organizes, or fund raises for Pres. Obama was accused of being like Jews who had a gathering in 1933 Berlin in which uniformed Nazis participated. — J Street accused of being “Jewicidal” and “traitors and JINOs” “masquerading as a Jewish organization” for its positions on Israeli policy and the Palestinian issue. — The Los Angeles Jewish Federation were called “Dhimmi Jews” and “Jewicidal, JINOs” by Pamela Geller for not allowing her speak at their offices. — The Pope was accused of “engaging in dawah” for expressing respect for Islam — Cardinal McCarrick was attacked for his friendship with Imam Mohamed Magid — Rabbi Marc Schneier called a “dhimmi Rabbi” for his involvement in Jewish/Muslim dialogue. — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was attacked for signing an interfaith letter on anti-Muslim prejudice. —  Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz was attacked for writing an article against the anti-Sharia movement.  He was accused of “doing the bidding of Islamic supremacist Sharia” and an “enemy” of the Jewish people. 


Not surprisingly, no one is safe from these bigoted attacks, not even the Pope.

The Pope’s trip to Israel and Palestine and attempts to build bridges, Pamela Geller called “Papal jihad” and “The Islamization of the Pope”.  Her partner in hate, Robert Spencer called the Pope “The Che Guevara of the Palestinians”.  And, the Pope’s referring to “the State of Palestine” in one of his speeches on this trip was seen by Robert Spencer as “A dark day for the papacy.”

A few months ago Geller objected to the Pope’s apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, making the accusation that the Pope “sanctions savagery”.  She also objected to the Pope’s including a Muslim detainee in the group whose feet he washed , calling that inclusion “stomach-churning dhimmitude” and “betrayal on an unimaginable level”.  Geller’s attack on the Pope’s critique of the dangers of trickle-down economics earned her third place on a list titled:  10 worst right-wing statements of the week — Marxist pope edition

This “Papal Jihad” nonsense is ludicrous.  Islamophobes regularly, and falsely claim to see “JIHAD” PLOTS everywhere, particularly where they don’t exist.   They, like Muslim extremists, don’t understand the true meaning of the term jihad

The Islamophobes have uncovered countless examples of “shocking”, non-existent Muslim jihad plots.   In our resource collection titled Resources for dealing with Islamophobes & Islamophobia we have resources for responding to all sorts of false claims including these “jihad plots”.  Here are just a few of the “jihad plots” they claim to have uncovered:

Muslim celebration for special needs children jihad“vehicular jihad”objecting to pornographic ads jihademployment jihadlitigation jihad“environmentalist jihad”.  —— “comic book jihad”Muslim victims of 9/11 accused of dying as martyrs in an act of jihadhospital jihadMuslim Family Day jihadMuslim Prayer event jihadbumper sticker jihadThanksgiving turkey jihadpaisley scarf jihadmarriage to important men jihadspit jihad —  fashion jihadspelling bee jihadrape jihaddefacing dollar bills jihadpopulation jihadcreeping Sharia jihad —  mosque building jihadterror baby jihad“creeping Sharia” jihadpedophilia jihadbus driver prayer jihadforehead bruise jihadpostage stamp jihadsoup jihad —  banning alcohol jihadfake hate crimes jihadpiggy bank jihadtv reality series jihadhandshake jihadprom jihadinterfaith jihadArabic language jihadpublic school jihadreligious accommodation jihadCrescent moon jihadChristmas tree tax jihadoath of office jihadimmigration jihad community fundraiser jihadpublic school/madrassa jihadpost office jihadfood jihadpyramid jihadcrucifixion jihadfireworks jihadcomputer donation jihadcivic participation jihadOlympic “judo” jihadstealth name jihadpre-violent jihadLove jihadfashion jihad 2#MyJihad ad jihadtalk show host jihadart museum jihadHalloween jihadDNC Muslim Prayer Jihadcat crucifixion jihad in GhanaScottish Muslim women’s stealth jihadanti-democracy jihadun-neighborly Musims in Paris jihadjihad on Christopher ColumbusIranian smallpox jihadMuslim Christmas grinch jihad#MyJihad twitter jihad  — Muslim takeover of National Parks jihadbomb threat jihadpledge of allegiance jihadadoption jihadsexual jihad  —vehicular jihad —  Ramadan water jihadsticker jihadcomedy jihadpub jihademployment jihadanimated cartoon jihadenvironmentalism jihad



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