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Robert Spencer: I am Never Wrong even when I am Wrong

Spencer resembles someone here.

We don’t want to make big hay over errors even from the likes of Robert Spencer, the pseudo-Scholar who swears he is “never wrong.” We just like to take a hammer to those assumptions being parlayed as facts and reduce them to rubble. Loonwatch, over and over again has done just that to Spencer’s work and we will continue to do it until Spencer acknowledges his folly.

We wrote a piece on one more instance of Robert Spencer getting basic information wrong and then trying to pass it off as fact. He claimed Pope Pius XII was a victim of misinformation and that he was in fact “memorialized in Yad Veshem.” Tipped by one of our readers we pointed out the easy to find out fact that Pius XII was not memorialized in Yad Vashem, in fact he has constantly been rejected.

Spencer, originally wrote:

The record of Pope Pius XII is controversial, but there has been a good deal of misinformation publicized about it. In reality, he helped save many hundreds of thousands of Jews and was memorialized at Yad Veshem.

(Click here for a snapshot of the original comment by Spencer)

One of Spencer’s readers, Raqnu, who the JihadWatchers figured was a Muslim Taqqiyah artist because his name is an anagram for Quran (only problem is it also seems to be a name for the Spirit of Justice in the Zend Avesta) asked Spencer what he thought about our claim. Spencer replied,

As far as I know Pius XII is not honored at Yad Veshem.

(Click here for a snapshot of the reply to Raqnu from Spencer)

A clear contradiction to his early comment. Yet, Spencer doesn’t have the guts to acknowledge his mistake and he especially is not going to acknowledge a mistake when it is pointed out to him by Loonwatch. C’mon Spencer where is our hat tip?

Interestingly, Spencer went back to his original comment, and without telling anyone changed what he had written, so instead of saying,

The record of Pope Pius XII is controversial, but there has been a good deal of misinformation publicized about it. In reality, he helped save many hundreds of thousands of Jews and was memorialized at Yad Veshem.

It now says,

The record of Pope Pius XII is controversial, but there has been a good deal of misinformation publicized about it. In reality, he helped save many hundreds of thousands of Jews. The campaign to blacken his name began much later.

(Click here for a snapshot of Spencer’s quiet attempt at covering up his error)

Not a word about how he was propelled by Loonwatch’s article to change his comment. Not even a disclaimer signifying “Update” as most professional bloggers would react in this scenario. Instead, Robert Spencer keeps trudging along hoping no one will notice his error. To do so would concede that he is wrong, and that would bruise his fragile ego. More worrisome for him, it would open up the door in his and his minions’ brains (if it already hasn’t) that maybe Loonwatch is right about his other arguments.

For a paid polemicist that is a scary proposition.

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  • TheBig_T

    Spencer kinda looks like a fat version of Hitler with that Stache (which is a perfect example of who his Idol is)

  • Ali Azizi

    Of course Spencer reads this website, he is a very small man who has thin skin and responds to any attack on his bogus bona fides. His following isn’t all that big, most of the posters on his website post more than once and it seems to be a select group of groupthinking sheep who cling to him and his botox queen.

  • nat

    @ Jim

    Muslims believe that any ‘translation’ of the Arabic Quran will, by definition, be an ‘interpretation’ of it. As anyone who speaks a second (or third or fourth) language will be able to confirm – nuance and meaning is often lost in translation. When Holy Books are concerned, understanding this distinction is all the more important.

  • Mossizzle

    Its just my experience that Muslims are more open about their faith. One of the books recommended by Islamophobe-in-denial Robert Spencer asserts that Muslims never translate the Quran and forbid non-Muslims from actually touching it. This is not true and is only used to perpetuate the myths that under that brown skin, Muslims are hiding something truly sinister.

    The Quran is there for everyone to read including all the passages that supposedly endorse mass murder of “infidels”. The Bible is huge and its unlikely anyone can be bothered to read it. Many priests I know haven’t dared read the whole thing.

  • Jim

    “Not strictly true. Many evangelicals hand out free Bibles (the best known example is perhaps the Gideons). And it’s not strictly true that Muslims hand out Qurans–most often they are INTERPRETATIONS of the Quran, not the Quran itself (which is only available in the Arabic language.)”

    Not strictly true. In fact, not true at all. I myself have read an English translation of the Qu’uran. Not an interpretation but a translation.

  • Daniel

    Great article; Spencer is quite dishonest, like all propagandists. I would love to see a formal debate between him and a knowledgable Muslim.

    Also, Mossizzle wrote:

    “He is such a hypocrite and accuses Islamic groups of engaging in a “mass cover-up of Islamic Doctrine” even though Islamic evangelists always hand out free Quran whereas Christian evangelists hand out leaflets with their own interpretations.”

    Not strictly true. Many evangelicals hand out free Bibles (the best known example is perhaps the Gideons). And it’s not strictly true that Muslims hand out Qurans–most often they are INTERPRETATIONS of the Quran, not the Quran itself (which is only available in the Arabic language.)

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  • marco

    Keep up the good work. You have to be absolutely relentless with this racist hate-mongering intellectual huckster. He has to realise, that even the slightest slip up will be exposed publically. Put people like him under pressure long enuff and they will crack and reveal their true selves./

  • Justin

    Robert Spencer is a goon. I like the picture.

  • Cynic

    Wow…great heads up on saving snapshots of his original comments. He apparently didn’t think that was possible :p.

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  • This can only mean one thing: The bumbling demagogue is an avid reader of this website!

    So Robert *waves*, grab some popcorn and behold your credibility as it goes up in flames.

  • Mossizzle

    He is such a hypocrite and accuses Islamic groups of engaging in a “mass cover-up of Islamic Doctrine” even though Islamic evangelists always hand out free Quran whereas Christian evangelists hand out leaflets with their own interpretations.

    Also note his hypocrisy when he uses Pat Condell’s videos about Islam, even though the atheist fool criticises Spencer’s precious Catholicism equally badly.

    See here when Pat attacks the Pope for allowing paedophilia. Spencer ignores it and continues to spew lies about Aisha and Muhammad.

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32)

    I think he is at it again ! What campaign is he talking about? (to blacken the name of Pope PiusXII)
    Where is the evidence for this ? Or has he not made it up yet.
    Why does there need to be a campaign ? Will not the facts do?
    Oh no! has loonwatch given this loon the title of his next work of (mostly ) fiction.
    🙂

  • mindy1

    oopsie 😉

  • Emperor, thank you for these valuable updates. It’s so refreshing to see this loser exposed for what he is.

    How about approaching MSM to get the message across to them? It’s about time someone started appearing on CNN to rebut this liar.

    Thank you.

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