Robert Spencer and the Big Lie About “Islamic” Terrorism Threat

Robert Spencer and the Big Lie About “Islamic” Terrorism Threat

by Sheila Musaji

One of the favorite memes of the Islamophobes is the “all Muslims aren’t terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims meme”. 

Robert Spencer just wrote yet another attack piece objecting to an article Let’s Face it: It’s the Radical Right, not Islam, that is the Greatest Threat to the American Way by Ahmed Rehab.

In Spencer’s article, he includes a list of Muslims who have plotted or committed terrorist acts in the U.S. 

In an attempt to be sarcastic he opens this list with And obviously Rehab is right. Just look at the Radical Right-wingers who have perpetrated or attempted to perpetrate violent attacks against innocent Americans: ...

Actually, let’s look at an honest list of some of the radical right-wingers and extremists who have perpetrated or attempted to perpetrate violent attacks against innocent Americans between 2000 and 2011 right here in the U.S.:

Ray H. Adams, Jim Adkisson, Alabama Free Militia, Chad Altman, Animal Liberation Front, Army of God, Samuel Arrington, Jonathan Avery, Sergio Baca, Daniel Barefoot, Philip Bay, John Patrick Bedell, Kody Brittingham, Seung-Hui Cho, Demetrius Van Crocker, Daniel Cowart, Samuel J. Crump, James Cummings, Matthew Derosia, Jeremy Donahoe, John Earl,  Earth Liberation Front, Paul Ross Evans, David Anthony Fuselier, Matt Hale, Jeffrey Harbin, Kevin William Hardham, Lucas John Helder, Patricia Hughes, David Hull, Hutaree Christian militia, Idaho Mountain Boys Militia, Vadim Ignatov, Bruce Ivins, JDL, Jerry and Joe Kane, KKK, Joseph Konopka, William Krar, John F. Lechner, James Lee, Ryan Daniel Lewis, Thomas Hayward Lewis, Jared Lee Loughner, Davvie Love, Keith Luke, Dennies & Daniel Mahon, Alberto Martinez, David McMenemy, Jonathan Maynard, Justin Carl Moose, Donny Eugene Mower, Patriot Movement, Robert Pickett, Richard Andrew Poplawski, Project 7, Charles Carl Roberts, Daniel & Timothy Robinson, Dan Roberts, Scott Roeder, Daniel James Schertz, Paul Schlesselman,  Kyle Shaw, Joseph Stack, Rossie L. Strickland, Roger Stockham, Texas Militia, Frederick Thomas, Bruce & Joshua Turnidge, omar Falu Vives, James von Brunn, Lonnie Vernon, Clayton Waagner, Jeffrey Weise, Byron Williams, Alexander Robert Youshock.

Contrary to all of the evidence, which we detail in the TAM article collection Claim that all terrorists are Muslims ignores history, Spencer and his Partner Geller, and their fellow Islamophobes insist on ignoring reality.  Actually, not only are all Muslims not terrorists, but MOST terrorists are not Muslims, either in the U.S. or in Europe. 

However, Geller & Spencer & company, know more than Europol, or the FBI, or any reputable source of information.  They make up numbers, like the ridiculous 17,000 “Islamic terrorist” attacks which exist only in their fevered Islamophobic brains.  Even after a claim they make is disproven with facts, they continue to repeat it over and over.

And, when that still doesn’t satisfy their need to demonize the entire Muslim population of the world they just make things up, and when caught out attempt to conceal the evidence.  They tell outright lies and call it “truth-telling”.  This Spence/Geller “dynamic duo” is responsible for most of the totally false, What everyone “knows” lies about Islam and Muslims.

This sort of disreputable behavior has been their pattern for years, but in the last couple of months the number of baseless claims seems to be increasing.  It’s almost as if they are having some sort of a mental breakdown under the pressure of realizing that a lot of people are now on to their game. 

There is a reason that the ADL has stated that Brigitte Gabriel’s Act for America, Pamela Geller & Robert Spencer’s Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA), David Yerushalmi’s Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE)  are “groups that promote an extreme anti-Muslim agenda”.  There is a reason that The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated SIOA as a hate group, and that they published Jihad Against Islam and The Anti-Muslim Inner Circle by Robert Steinback in their Summer 2011 Intelligence Report.  There is a reason that Geller and Spencer are featured prominently in the Center for American Progress “Fear Inc.” report on the Islamophobia network in America.  There is a reason that Geller is featured in the People for the American Way Right Wing Playbook on Anti-Muslim Extremism.  There is a reason that Geller is featured in the NYCLU report Religious Freedom Under Attack:  The Rise of Anti-Mosque Activities in New York State.  There is a reason that Geller is featured in the Political Research Associates report Manufacturing the Muslim menace: Private firms, public servants, and the threat to rights and security.  There is a reason that Geller is featured in just about every legitimate report on Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred. 



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ADL backgrounder on SIOA

ADL’s Abe Foxman condemns Geller and Spencer’s 9/11 protest as ‘un-American’

American Companies Accused of Joining the All-American Anti-Muslim Bandwagon, Sheila Musaji

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Bare Naked Islam:  Celebrating and encouraging violence against Muslims, Sheila Musaji 

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The Connection Between Zionism & Organized Islamophobia – The Facts (money trail)

CPAC’s anti-Muslim film festival, Justin Elliott

CPAC, Pamela Geller And Paranoid Confusion!, Bill Egnor

European Islamophobia Finds A Home In The U.S., Reza Aslan

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Fox Hosts Geller To Smear NYT In Rant On Sharia Law

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Pamela Geller: American patriot or extremist firebrand?, Robert Chalmers

Geller and the Lifeboat Foundation: Stealth Attack on Science?, Richard Loosemore

Pamela Geller and the Secret Stealth Jihadi Meat Conspiracy, Charles Johnson

Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer Team Up for CPAC Hate Fest (Jihad: the political third rail)

Pam Geller And Robert Spencer Using Links To Norway Terrorist For Fundraising Campaign, Ali Gharib

Geller and Spencer Turn Another Shooting Tragedy (Brussels) Into an Islamophobic Hate Fest, Sheila Musaji

Pamela Geller Announces New “Coalition”, Richard Bartholomew

Pamela Geller Associate John Jay Openly Calls for Mass Murder, Charles Johnson 

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Geller calls SPLC post on Atlas Shrugs a “Goebbels-like propaganda campaign” 

Pamela Geller, Clinical Paranoid, Jeffrey Goldberg

Pamela Geller Discovers a “Stealth Jihad” Eid Celebration for Special Needs Kids, Sheila Musaji

Pamela Geller Discovers Muslim Thanksgiving Turkey Plot, Sheila Musaji

Pamela Geller Uncovers Islamist/Leftist Goebbels-Style Propaganda Machine, Sheila Musaji

Geller Hallucinating Again (on design for Muslim center in NYC)

Pamela Geller, in her own words

Geller, Jones Amp Up Anti-Muslim Hate Rhetoric

Pamela Geller, the looniest blogger ever

Pam Geller Named to Southern Poverty Law Center Hate Hall of Fame, Richard Silverstein

Pamela Geller: Our own Farrakhan?, Andrew Silow-Carroll

Pamela Geller, outraged and outrageous, Anne Barnard and Alan Feuer

Geller: Park51’s Opening Was “Redundant” Because It “Had Broken Ground on September 11, 2001”

Pamela Geller, profiting off of Islamophobia

Pamela Geller, queen of Muslim bashers, Daniel Quinn

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Pamela Geller’s Latest False “Blood Libel” Claim, Sheila Musaji

Pamela Geller’s New Book (Stop the Islamization of America): Communist Bookstore Clerks And “Secret Halal Meat”

Pamela Geller’s Pretty Hate Machine, Terry Krepel

Pamela Geller: self-described `racist-Islamophobic-anti-Muslim-bigot’, Paul Moses

Pamela Geller Turns Hollywood ShootingTragedy Into an Islamophobic Hate Fest, Sheila Musaji

Pamela Geller versus CPAC, Justin Elliott

Pamela Geller: 60 Minutes description of her is “part of the Islamic supremacist agenda” and Pamela Geller: 60 Minutes is ‘Part of the Islamic Supremacist Agenda’

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Pamela Geller’s Anti-Muslim Circus in Full Nuclear Meltdown: Vicious infighting among the Bigot Brigade, Charles Johnson

Geller’s Wealth from Corruption, Fraud; Dealership She Co-Owned Supplied Cop-Killer Getaway Car, Richard Silverstein

Geller’s support for the genocide of the Chechens under Stalin

Pamela Geller’s Masterpiece, Garrett Quinn

Pamela Geller’s New Film: The Next Wave of Anti-Muslim Propaganda, Robert Steinback

Pamela Geller’s Tenuous Grasp of the Concept of “Truth Telling”, Sheila Musaji

The Great Islamophobic Crusade, Max Blumenthal

Great Muslim Scare, Lawrence Davidson

Reuel Gerecht on Pamela Geller’s Foul Anti-Muslim Ideology, Jeffrey Goldberg

How a Lunatic, Racist Blogger Is Fanning Hate Against Muslims—With the Help of Our Dumb Media, Joshua Holland,_racist_blogger_is_fanning_hate_against_muslims_—_with_the_help_of_our_dumb_media/

Has Pam Geller’s obsessive hate proven too much for Newsmax?, Terry Krepel

Hateblogger Pamela Geller Testifying for Alaskan ‘Anti-Sharia’ Idiocy, Charles Johnson

How Pamela Geller stoked the mosque controversy, Justin Elliott

I’ll Trade Hate Mail With Pamela Geller Any Day, Sheila Musaji

In Validating Pam Geller’s Radical Islamophobia, Steve Doocy Validates “Fear, Inc?”

Internet crusaders target all Muslims, not just extremists, Colm O’Broin

Is Pamela Geller Starting Judaism’s Westboro Baptist Church? (VIDEO), Joshua Stanton 

Is The Islamophobia Industry Shutting Down A Cartoon Superhero Show?, Alyssa Rosenberg

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Islamophobes Attack CAP Fear Inc. Report - More Sound & Fury Signifying Nothing, Sheila Musaji

Islamophobia Machine Targets American Muslims, Nihad Awad

Islamic Sharia and Jewish Halakha Arbitration Courts, Sheila Musaji

Jewish “Ahavah shel achvah” Brotherly Love is Difficult for Some to Attain, Sheila Musaji

The Ludicrous Lies of Robert Spencer (in defending Geller), Charles Johnson

Memo to media: Pamela Geller does not belong on national television 

Memos Reveal Anti-Muslim Group’s Early Efforts To Bring Islamophobia Into The Mainstream (Frank Gaffney, Clarion, money trail)

Muslim-Basher Pam Geller, Fresh From Call for Censorship, to Testify to Alaska House Today, Robert Steinback

Muslims Who Fought Against the ‘Real’ Fascists & Nazis, Sheila Musaji

Never Again For Anyone: Right wing Zionists attempt to muzzle Holocaust survivor speaking for Palestinian rights, Adam Horowitz

The New Anti-Semitism: Recent attacks on Islam in the United States echo old slurs against Jews, Daniel Luban

New York Mosque protest, Richard Bartholemew

(Non) Muslims against Sharia

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Nuclear Security Summit Logo Is Proof of What?, Sheila Musaji

Christine O’Donnell removes bigot blogger Geller’s endorsement from website, Alex Pareene

Oklahoma Anti-Shariah Law Defunct, Geller Predicts Revolution, Charles Johnson

On Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Other Jihadists, Jeffrey Goldberg

Orange County 2011 or Germany 1933?, Sheila Musaji (with video)

The Passions (And Perils) Of Pamela Geller, Doug Chandler

Rick Perry and the “Pro-Sharia Curriculum:” Pamela Geller is Wrong

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Right-Wing Blogger Discusses Jihad, Park51, And Free Speech At NYU

Right-Wing Media Continue Muslim Brotherhood Fearmongering By Targeting Moderate Judge appointed to Egyptian Constitutional Council

Shrieking Harpy rant generator

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SIOA: New Anti-Islam Group, Same Old Faces, Richard Bartholomew

SIOA Stop Islamization vs One Law for All and Harry’s Place, Richard Bartholomew

SIOA: Dogs, Donkeys and Women, Oh My!, Eli Clifton 

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Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller Discover Another Story That Never Happened, Sheila Musaji

Spencer, Geller Smear Giraldi, Paul, Scott Horton

Spencer, Geller, Yerushalmi, Gaffney: Attempt to Conceal Evidence of “Truth-Telling”, Sheila Musaji

SPLC backgrounder on Geller

The Story of Khalil Gibran International Academy, Racism and a Campaign of Resistance

The Subversive “Arab”, “Islamic” Doughnut Ad, Sheila Musaji

Tea Party Patriots Wallow in Muslim-Bashing Gutter with Geller, Leah Nelson

Timeline of Geller’s attack on Cordoba House

VIDEO:  Who is Pamela Geller?

Video: Pamela Geller Exposed on 60 Minutes

What everyone “knows” about Islam and Muslims, Sheila Musaji

Where is the U.S. Government Getting It’s Information on Islam and Muslims?, Sheila Musaji

White House Iftar Provokes the Islamophobic Lunatic Fringe, Sheila Musaji 

White Supremacists Find Common Cause with Pam Geller’s Anti-Islam Campaign

Who Inspired Anders Breivik?, Justin Raimondo

Whole Foods Almost Acknowledged American Muslims as Human Beings, Sheila Musaji

Why Is Simon & Schuster Spreading the Wild Conspiracy Theories of an Unhinged Islamophobic Blogger?, Elon Green (Post-American Presidency book)



All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t

Europol Data (November 2011): Less Than 1% of Terrorist Attacks by Muslims