Anti-jihadist Robert Spencer barely makes it into Canada to deliver speech

Justin Trudeau’s Canada is a welcoming place for Syrian refugees – so much so that the recently elected Liberal Party premier journeyed to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to personally welcome the first planeload arriving.  But no such courtesy, to put it mildly, was offered to one of the leading warriors against jihad.

Aww, she's so cute! So were the Tsarnaev boys. Koochy-koochy-koo.

While traveling to Canada to speak, Robert Spencer found himself delayed at Toronto Airport while the authorities checked some things.  Checked some things = scrutinized all of his belongings and queried him.  Among other things, they wanted to know where he had traveled in the past.  When he listed a number of European countries, they were surprised he’d been to Germany because, they said, Germany has very stringent “hate speech” laws.

It was at that point that Spencer realized why his travel plans were being delayed.

For three hours.

After that time, Spencer was allowed to enter Canada.  Though not before his interrogators wrote down the details of his speaking schedule (names, addresses, dates, and times).

Post-Orwellian.  And another chilling reminder of the mad and dangerous world in which we now live.

In a presentation sponsored by the Jewish Defense League, Spencer gave what I think is one of his most outstanding speeches (here).

He started with a few basic facts, followed by an illuminating explanation that linked multiple factors together that represent “a comprehensive catastrophe.”  Here are three points he stated up front:  

  • ISIS promised to send terrorists to Europe, have stated they already sent 4,000, and more are on the way.
  • The Lebanese Education Minister said that of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 20,000 are active Islamic terrorists.
  • Although the refugee crisis is based in Syria due to civil war, half of all Muslim refugees are not Syrians and are coming to the West with forged Syrian passports.

Spencer then delved deep into the subject matter, seamlessly weaving one idea into another.

He began by explaining how Muslims emigrating from Islamic countries (with forged Syrian passports in hand) is rooted in the origins of Islam.  He discussed the meaning of the Year 1 of the Islamic calendar, which is when Mohammed emigrated from Mecca to Medina, at which point he became a political and military leader (as well as a spiritual teacher).  In this way, Islam is not fulfilled without a political and military extension, both of which emerged as a result of emigration.

Spencer then explained the relationship between emigration and a Muslim’s fate after death, when good deeds are weighed against bad.  If the bad outweighs the good, he will go to hell.  But fear arises in the face of not knowing how a lifetime of deeds will stack up.  This uncertainty, however, is offset by two verses in the Quran that afford some guarantee that a Muslim will avoid hell.

Chapter 9, Verse 111 says that “paradise is guaranteed for those who kill and are killed for Allah.”  This becomes a foundation for Muslims to kill non-believers and be killed in the process.  In so doing, they are assured entrance into Paradise.

Chapter 4, Verse 100 states that if you emigrate in the name of Allah, Allah will owe you a reward.  In this way, a Muslim may also be assured they will go to Paradise when they die.

Spencer then explained what it means to emigrate in the cause of Allah, stating that Tariq ibn Ziyad, one of the Muslims who conquered Spain, ordered all the boats burned after they reached the shore because he was determined that he and his men would take control of Spain or die there.  This relates directly to 4:100, where the Quran states that if you die in a new land, Allah will reward you.  (This reminded me of Islamic colonizers doing a similar thing after landing on the shores of Greece, whereby they slash their rubber boats.  While we’re told they’re advised to slash them so the authorities can’t push them back out to sea, it appears to be a repetition of an established part of conquest.)

Spencer then asserted that the current refugee crisis is a hijra based on statements by the Islamic State as to their intentions, estimates from the Lebanese education minister regarding terrorists who have infiltrated the refugee population, the fact that some of the jihadists in Paris were refugees who had recently arrived, and the primary demographic of Muslim refugees as young, able-bodied males between the ages of 18 and 40.  Spencer also finds it suspect that men who presumably live in a war zone would leave their wives and children to dash off to Europe, noting that this is not a typical profile of true refugees.  

The refugee topic segued into a discussion about vetting, starting off with the absurdity of leaders reassuring us “these people will be vetted,” noting that Tashfeem Malik passed at least three FBI and DHS background checks.  Spencer also reiterated the FBI’s assertion that they can’t adequately vet refugees because there are records to compare against.  But he took it a step farther, stating that even when we’ve been able to vet refugees, we’ve accepted jihadists.

Spencer then spoke about Obama’s lunatic and failed plan to vet “moderate” rebels in Syria (a process that cost us half a billion dollars) as a quest to identify an army of “ideologically pure, trustworthy moderates” who were not tied to Assad, al-Qaeda, ISIS, or any other terror organization.  And this army would beat everyone, and all would be well!  Well, as Spencer noted: “They got 50 guys” (= ten million per man).  And after giving them new trucks, the latest weaponry, and military training, we sent them into the Syrian war zone to win the war against Assad and all of Islamic terror.  One could, of course, guess the outcome of this certifiably insane plan.  The mission failed as all 50 men were captured or killed, or they turned everything over to ISIS.

He also spoke briefly about how our vetting process exists in a vacuum after John Brennan’s directive to purge FBI training materials of all reference to Islam and to re-educate agents who had been trained prior to this purge.  Spencer also touched upon the issue of mosques that preach jihad and CAIR’s obstruction as issues that exacerbate vetting problems.  All told, he stated that “the idea that this will never bear bitter fruit is ridiculous.”

Nearing the end of his talk, Spencer spoke about the research for his book, The Complete Infidels Guide to ISIS, stating that after doing the work he’s been doing for so long, he’s become somewhat inured to the horror he’s exposed on a daily basis.  But after reading the ISIS manual that maps out their plan for the West, even he was “deeply unnerved.”  Central to their detailed plan is infiltration of Western nations with as many operatives as possible (such as via refugee resettlement).  Once they’re here, they’re trained to blend in so as not to draw attention to themselves and to show (foolish) Westerners there’s nothing to worry about.

When the time is right, they will strike.

Spencer ended his talk by saying he believes we will ultimately be victorious because we have the truth on our side.  He spoke of how small blades of grass push through concrete as a symbol of how the truth can never be hidden.  Spencer believes that as things get worse, the consequences of these disastrous policies will become evident, and more people will wake up.

He urged everyone to persevere and never give up, stating that it’s up to each of us to exert maximum influence in our sphere of influence, ending his talk with these words: “There’s no way we can lose this.”

I’m with Robert Spencer all the way up to some of his final thoughts.  I don’t think it’s inevitable that people will wake up, or if they do, that it won’t be too late.  I also believe there’s no way we can know the outcome (that we will win).  Irrespective of that uncertainty, I believe we must still fight with everything we have.

No matter what, as Spencer said, we can never give up.

Hat tip: Jihad Watch, The Rebel Media

Justin Trudeau’s Canada is a welcoming place for Syrian refugees – so much so that the recently elected Liberal Party premier journeyed to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to personally welcome the first planeload arriving.  But no such courtesy, to put it mildly, was offered to one of the leading warriors against jihad.

Aww, she's so cute! So were the Tsarnaev boys. Koochy-koochy-koo.

While traveling to Canada to speak, Robert Spencer found himself delayed at Toronto Airport while the authorities checked some things.  Checked some things = scrutinized all of his belongings and queried him.  Among other things, they wanted to know where he had traveled in the past.  When he listed a number of European countries, they were surprised he’d been to Germany because, they said, Germany has very stringent “hate speech” laws.

It was at that point that Spencer realized why his travel plans were being delayed.

For three hours.

After that time, Spencer was allowed to enter Canada.  Though not before his interrogators wrote down the details of his speaking schedule (names, addresses, dates, and times).

Post-Orwellian.  And another chilling reminder of the mad and dangerous world in which we now live.

In a presentation sponsored by the Jewish Defense League, Spencer gave what I think is one of his most outstanding speeches (here).

He started with a few basic facts, followed by an illuminating explanation that linked multiple factors together that represent “a comprehensive catastrophe.”  Here are three points he stated up front:  

  • ISIS promised to send terrorists to Europe, have stated they already sent 4,000, and more are on the way.
  • The Lebanese Education Minister said that of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 20,000 are active Islamic terrorists.
  • Although the refugee crisis is based in Syria due to civil war, half of all Muslim refugees are not Syrians and are coming to the West with forged Syrian passports.

Spencer then delved deep into the subject matter, seamlessly weaving one idea into another.

He began by explaining how Muslims emigrating from Islamic countries (with forged Syrian passports in hand) is rooted in the origins of Islam.  He discussed the meaning of the Year 1 of the Islamic calendar, which is when Mohammed emigrated from Mecca to Medina, at which point he became a political and military leader (as well as a spiritual teacher).  In this way, Islam is not fulfilled without a political and military extension, both of which emerged as a result of emigration.

Spencer then explained the relationship between emigration and a Muslim’s fate after death, when good deeds are weighed against bad.  If the bad outweighs the good, he will go to hell.  But fear arises in the face of not knowing how a lifetime of deeds will stack up.  This uncertainty, however, is offset by two verses in the Quran that afford some guarantee that a Muslim will avoid hell.

Chapter 9, Verse 111 says that “paradise is guaranteed for those who kill and are killed for Allah.”  This becomes a foundation for Muslims to kill non-believers and be killed in the process.  In so doing, they are assured entrance into Paradise.

Chapter 4, Verse 100 states that if you emigrate in the name of Allah, Allah will owe you a reward.  In this way, a Muslim may also be assured they will go to Paradise when they die.

Spencer then explained what it means to emigrate in the cause of Allah, stating that Tariq ibn Ziyad, one of the Muslims who conquered Spain, ordered all the boats burned after they reached the shore because he was determined that he and his men would take control of Spain or die there.  This relates directly to 4:100, where the Quran states that if you die in a new land, Allah will reward you.  (This reminded me of Islamic colonizers doing a similar thing after landing on the shores of Greece, whereby they slash their rubber boats.  While we’re told they’re advised to slash them so the authorities can’t push them back out to sea, it appears to be a repetition of an established part of conquest.)

Spencer then asserted that the current refugee crisis is a hijra based on statements by the Islamic State as to their intentions, estimates from the Lebanese education minister regarding terrorists who have infiltrated the refugee population, the fact that some of the jihadists in Paris were refugees who had recently arrived, and the primary demographic of Muslim refugees as young, able-bodied males between the ages of 18 and 40.  Spencer also finds it suspect that men who presumably live in a war zone would leave their wives and children to dash off to Europe, noting that this is not a typical profile of true refugees.  

The refugee topic segued into a discussion about vetting, starting off with the absurdity of leaders reassuring us “these people will be vetted,” noting that Tashfeem Malik passed at least three FBI and DHS background checks.  Spencer also reiterated the FBI’s assertion that they can’t adequately vet refugees because there are records to compare against.  But he took it a step farther, stating that even when we’ve been able to vet refugees, we’ve accepted jihadists.

Spencer then spoke about Obama’s lunatic and failed plan to vet “moderate” rebels in Syria (a process that cost us half a billion dollars) as a quest to identify an army of “ideologically pure, trustworthy moderates” who were not tied to Assad, al-Qaeda, ISIS, or any other terror organization.  And this army would beat everyone, and all would be well!  Well, as Spencer noted: “They got 50 guys” (= ten million per man).  And after giving them new trucks, the latest weaponry, and military training, we sent them into the Syrian war zone to win the war against Assad and all of Islamic terror.  One could, of course, guess the outcome of this certifiably insane plan.  The mission failed as all 50 men were captured or killed, or they turned everything over to ISIS.

He also spoke briefly about how our vetting process exists in a vacuum after John Brennan’s directive to purge FBI training materials of all reference to Islam and to re-educate agents who had been trained prior to this purge.  Spencer also touched upon the issue of mosques that preach jihad and CAIR’s obstruction as issues that exacerbate vetting problems.  All told, he stated that “the idea that this will never bear bitter fruit is ridiculous.”

Nearing the end of his talk, Spencer spoke about the research for his book, The Complete Infidels Guide to ISIS, stating that after doing the work he’s been doing for so long, he’s become somewhat inured to the horror he’s exposed on a daily basis.  But after reading the ISIS manual that maps out their plan for the West, even he was “deeply unnerved.”  Central to their detailed plan is infiltration of Western nations with as many operatives as possible (such as via refugee resettlement).  Once they’re here, they’re trained to blend in so as not to draw attention to themselves and to show (foolish) Westerners there’s nothing to worry about.

When the time is right, they will strike.

Spencer ended his talk by saying he believes we will ultimately be victorious because we have the truth on our side.  He spoke of how small blades of grass push through concrete as a symbol of how the truth can never be hidden.  Spencer believes that as things get worse, the consequences of these disastrous policies will become evident, and more people will wake up.

He urged everyone to persevere and never give up, stating that it’s up to each of us to exert maximum influence in our sphere of influence, ending his talk with these words: “There’s no way we can lose this.”

I’m with Robert Spencer all the way up to some of his final thoughts.  I don’t think it’s inevitable that people will wake up, or if they do, that it won’t be too late.  I also believe there’s no way we can know the outcome (that we will win).  Irrespective of that uncertainty, I believe we must still fight with everything we have.

No matter what, as Spencer said, we can never give up.

Hat tip: Jihad Watch, The Rebel Media