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Neo-Nazi who Was Defended by Robert Spencer Arrested by the FBI

In May of 2010, Douglas Story‘s vehicle was photographed containing anti-Islam slogans and neo-Nazi symbols:

Is this the back of some neo-nazi's truck, or the cover of Robert Spencer's next book?

CAIR filed a complaint with the Virginia Department of Transportation about the “license plate of Douglas Story” claiming that the numbers “14” and “88” were symbolic neo-Nazi code.

As Loonwatch contributor Rousseau reported at the time,

CAIR picked up on this loony truck driver’s mural and then apparently noticed his license plate number, which read “14CV88.” Ibrahim Hooper, communications director of CAIR, argued that this number was code for neo-Nazi white supremacist ideas; Hooper explained: “…Among neo-Nazis, 88 refers to ‘Heil Hitler,’ because H is the eighth letter of the alphabet. White supremacists sometimes use the number 14 as shorthand for the 14-word motto, ‘We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.’”

Story denied being a neo-Nazi, saying instead that the numbers on his license plate referred to his favorite NASCAR racers. This turned out to be a lie…more anti-Muslim so-called taqiyyah if you will.

CAIR was correct that Story was a White Supremacist. The Washington Post’s Brigid Schulte reported just a couple of days later that Douglas Story’s Facebook page was replete with white supremacist associations:

Arguing that his license plate was purely about NASCAR and had nothing to do with race, Story told me that he had a Jewish sister-in-law and had attended his niece’s bat mitzvah. He denied being anti-Semitic.

But here’s how he describes himself on Facebook:

“100% WHITE MAN, 100% ARYAN, 100% PRO-LIFE (Children are innocent), 100% PRO DEATH PENALTY (Criminal Scum aren’t innocent).
Over the past 28 years; I, like David Duke, have had an Awakening.”

Note to self: In these days of social media, Twitter and personal oversharing on the web, always check Facebook…

When I called Story to ask about the Facebook page, he continued to maintain that his license plate message had nothing to with racism. He stuck by his NASCAR story. “Southern white men. Southern white sport. What else needs to be said?” he said.

Story acknowledged that he thinks of himself as 100 percent Aryan. “Aryan is a Sanskrit word that means noble,” he said, “no matter what spin the liberal media tries to put on it as being a racist, hate word.”

He said he is an admirer of David Duke, who, he said was “reamed by the media because of his Klan affiliations.” “I am a white nationalist,” Story said. “I am in favor of the whites having their own homeland.” When I asked him where that homeland would be, he said he didn’t know. “The Pacific Northwest maybe. Alaska. Denmark. Greenland. Iceland.”

I asked if he really thought that the Holocaust was a hoax. “I don’t know what to think,” he said.

Rather than condemn Story, Spencer offered this initial defense,

Hamas-linked CAIR smears anti-jihad Virginia driver as Neo-Nazi

…CAIR’s whole story was false in the first place: the driver in question, Douglas Story, is not a neo-Nazi at all, but a racing fan. The alleged code numbers for neo-Nazi slogans were actually favorite race car drivers’ numbers.

Will Honest Ibe Hooper apologize to Douglas Story? Come on, Ibe! It would be the decent thing to do!

Spencer also argued the entire episode was a ploy by CAIR to link “anti-jihadists” like Spencer to neo-Nazi white supremacists,

The implication of the story, of course, was that anti-jihadists are neo-Nazis — which, despite the febrile fantasies of libelblogger Charles Johnson and his cohort, CAIR’s amiable stomach-stapled beekeeper Honest Ibe Hooper, flies in the face of the facts…

Spencer never apologized for being so horribly wrong about his “anti-Jihadist” buddy being a White Supremacist. Instead he posted a one sentence update saying, “The Washington Post has uncovered evidence that Douglas Story is indeed a white supremacist racist. In that case, he deserves whatever he gets from the DMV.”

In a new twist to this story, yesterday, Douglas Story was arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force “after allegedly receiving a fully automatic AK-47 from an undercover agent.”

A Manassas man accused of being a white supremacist was arrested Wednesday by members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force after allegedly receiving a fully automatic AK-47 from an undercover agent.

Court records show Douglas Howard Story, 48, of the Manassas area, allegedly provided a semi-automatic AK-47, along with $120, to an undercover law enforcement agent with the intent that it be modified to become fully automatic. He then allegedly received the modified weapon from an undercover agent and was subsequently arrested, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil H. MacBride and FBI  Assistant Director for the Washington Field Office announced Story’s arrest Wednesday.  He has been charged with a violation of the National Firearms Act – a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Manassas Patch, 30 May 2012

See also Inside NoVa, 31 May 2012

I’m not a fan of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, as they have been deeply involved in abusing constitutional rights, through profiling, secret surveillance and entrapment activities. Story’s arrest however does, once again, bring to surface the fact that the so-called “anti-Jihad/counter-jihad” movement is filled with neo-Nazis, fascists, and racists of one stripe or another.

It is also another opportunity to point out Spencer’s hypocrisy. He asked Ibrahim Hooper to apologize for “defaming” Douglas Story, but cannot and will not bring himself to apologize for supporting a “White supremacist” and defaming Ibrahim Hooper.

Robert Spencer will you finally apologize for defending a neo-Nazi “White Supremacist” even after the above image of his car, replete with neo-Nazi symbolism, the Confederate flag, and anti-Islam propaganda were evident? Do you, Spencer, agree with the neo-Nazi Story that “all we need to know about Islam we learned on 9/11?”

Something tells me Spencer’s apologies and answer will not be forthcoming.

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  • Michael Elwood

    @Zakariya Ali Sher

    “Well, the Confederate flag is a different issue. While I embrace Southern culture I find it a little distasteful, partly because of what some people both northern and southern (unfortunately) THINK it reprrsents and partly because of what it actually represents (rebelling against the US). Yes it is part of many states’ history and we can’t escape that, but its also awkward to flaunt rebellion, especially these days.

    “The Confederacy did break over the issue of states rights. Unfortunately the particular right was the right to own slaves. The problem is, we can’t really call the South racist either. Not all or even most Southerners owned slaves. There were plenty of Southerners were abolitionists or worked with the underground railroad. Equally, many Southetners (especially from border states) did fight in the Union, not that Northerners were necessarily pro-abolition. Racism was, and is, alive on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.”

    I don’t have a problem with Germans or Southerners. I lived for a while in what used to be German Town in Chicago, and I had a uncle who was German American. Contrary to the stereotype of Germans, I found them to be the least prejudiced of the ethnic Europeans. And though my family has been up north for generations, we’re originally from the south. Contrary to the stereotype, many Southerners are decent too. My problem is with neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates, and the historical revisionism that they engage in.

    The irony about the whole states rights thing is that the constitution of the CSA didn’t have a provision that allowed states to secede (even though one was proposed). And many who lived in the CSA (in addition to the slaves, of course) thought the CSA itself was tyrannical. You can expose the hypocrisy of neo-Confederates about flags and states rights by asking them how they feel about someone flying the Mexican flag and the desire of Aztlan Now for the South West to secede. Isn’t the Mexican flag about “heritage” too? Doesn’t the South West have the “right” to secede too?

    “The key problem, though, is that you did have plenty of free blacks, mulattoes and Indians who fought for the CSA. Indeed I daresay most Indians who fought in the War went Confederate. Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) was Confederate and that was the official position of the Seminole Nation (not withstanding Opothleyahola, who led his band to Kansas and pledged loyalty to Lincoln and the Union; Opothleyahola was also a slave owner by the way).”

    I know. If you shook my family tree, a whole bunch of blacks, mulattoes, and Indians would fall out. Although some probably supported the Confederacy (against their better judgement), most supported the Union.

    “Still, I doubt you will find many pro-Confederate Muslims. It’s not an issue many of us care about. Most of us didn’t arrive until well after the war, so we don’t really have family ties to it or anything, and far more American Muslims have ties to big northern cities. More to the point, the Confederacy is seen as anti-black, and the prominence of African Americans in American Islam pretty much guarantees that flying the Confederate flag would be unpopular. Likewise, so many white supremacists view the Confederate flag as a racist symbol that it has become one. Not many Muslims are sitting around hanging with the KKK or the like.”

    That’s true. I noticed that the American Muslims who get all worked up over this stuff (like Robert Crane, Robert Salaam and I) have some kind of family ties to it. My grandfather fought in WWII. My ggg grandfather fought fo the Union during the Civil War. Which might explain my aversion to Nazi and Confederate symbols and ideology. And my gg grandfather was a contemporary of Christopher Columbus Nash, the former Confederate soldier who founded the White League. Both were born and raised in Sabine Parish, LA. And he witnessed the terror (like the Colfax massacre) that Nash visited upon the people. So when someone tries to portray the Confederates as some kind of freedom loving heroes, I know they’re lying.

    Although many Muslims in America don’t have any family ties to the Confederacy, they sometimes adopt the rhetoric of the of the Confederacy (like “states rights” etc).

  • Benjamin Taghiov

    Catholic Church excommunicates mother and doctors of a nine-year-old rape victim that had abortion – but not accused rapist

    Declaring that “life must always be protected”, a senior Vatican cleric has defended the Catholic Church’s decision to excommunicate the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old rape victim who had a life-saving abortion in Brazil.

    Cardinal Giovanni Batista Re, who heads the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, told reporters that although the girl fell pregnant after apparently being abused by her stepfather, her twins had, “the right to live, and could not be eliminated”.

    In an interview with the Italian newspaper, La Stampa, the cardinal added: “It is a sad case but the real problem is that the twins conceived were two innocent persons. Life must always be protected.”

    Police believe the girl was sexually assaulted for years by her stepfather, possibly since she was six. That she was four months pregnant with twins emerged only after she was taken to hospital complaining of severe stomach pains.

    The controversy represents a PR nightmare for the Vatican. The unnamed girl’s mother and doctors were excommunicated for agreeing to Wednesday’s emergency abortion yet the Church has not taken formal steps against the stepfather, who is in custody. Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, the conservative regional archbishop for Pernambuco where the girl was rushed to hospital, has said that the man would not be thrown out of the Church, because although he had allegedly committed “a heinous crime”, the Church took the view that “the abortion, the elimination of an innocent life, was more serious”.

    The case has set off fierce debate in Brazil, where abortion is permitted only in cases of rape or a medical emergency. Brazil is one of the most populous Catholic countries, but conservative attitudes in rural areas are strongly at odds with the relatively progressive public view of abortion in major cities.

    Even the President, Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva, has waded into the row. “As a Christian and a Catholic, I deeply regret that a bishop of the Catholic Church has such a conservative attitude,” he said “The doctors did what had to be done: save the life of a girl of nine years old. In this case, the medical profession was more right than the Church.”

    One of the doctors involved in the abortion, Rivaldo Albuquerque, has raised the prospect of public clashes at his local church, telling Globo, the nation’s main TV network, that he would keep going to mass there, regardless of the archbishop’s order. The young girl at the centre of the case escaped excommunication only because she is still a child in the eyes of Church authorities. The stepfather, who is 23, was arrested last week, apparently trying to escape to another region of the country. Police say he is also suspected of abusing the girl’s handicapped 14-year-old sister. He is in protective custody, and if convicted faces up to 15 years in prison.

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/catholic-church-excommunicates-mother-and-doctors-of-a-nineyearold-rape-victim-that-had-abortion-ndash-but-not-accused-rapist-16163052.html

  • In time, I will be proven right.

  • JT

    Columnist isn’t Muslim, he’s just trolling. Have a look at some of the bizarre messages he’s left on other articles.

  • Steve

    “CAIR filed a complaint with the Virginia Department of Transportation about the “license plate of Douglas Story” claiming that the numbers “14″ and “88″ were symbolic neo-Nazi code”

    On what grounds did they complain?

  • Texas Dervish

    To be fair, #88 is driven by Dale Earnhardt, and #14 by Tony Stewart; maybe that part of Story’s story (sorry, couldn’t resist) is true. Of course, he managed to link NASCAR to his racism as well. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

  • Abdul-Rahman

    This white supremacists’ truck having the Confederate flag and his silly “Aryan” bumper stickers (as was mentioned “Aryans” are people of Iran, India, and the Punjab lol), etc, alongside the picture of the second plane hitting the wtc, truly should’ve showed everyone from the start what a ridiculous complete near universal hatemonger this Islamophobic tool was/is.

    @”inpeace”

    I don’t recall any of the people or cases loonwatch may have discussed in the past having someone as clear cut as selling automatic weapons of their own to agents?! Most of the cases loonwatch may have discussed were either completely sketchy or were clear examples of likely mentally ill people being quite clearly entrapped and set up by agents who were trying to give them weapons and “ideas” (the definition of entrapment) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/16/fbi-entrapment-fake-terror-plots.

    @columnist

    While I have my own opinions on the unrest in the nation of Syria which likely differ with many posters here (who might support the imperialist NATO and “rebel” line) how does the civil war in Syria have anything to do with a religion? The current Syrian government is Baathist which is avowedly and openly secularist and pan-Arabist in nature. The “rebels” may have more religious slogans and are mostly Sunni Muslims but their actions (which I won’t get into here if they are truly fighting a just cause or if they are engaging in crimes on NATO’s behalf to try to destroy the nation of Syria specifically for its ties with Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Islamic Republic of Iran) are based around wanting regime change in the country. Again this has nothing to do with Islam; so your claim that this civil unrest in one country supposedly means the Middle East allegedly “needs a new religion” is baseless.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    Haha… I’ve always found it funny that white supremacists call themselves ‘Aryan,’ even as they denounce ‘dark skinned’ immigrants from the Middle East and Asia. The original and only real Aryans were the great civilations of ancient Persia and the Indian subcontinent. There’s even a Hindu reform movement called Arya Samaj, not to mention that Arian and variants are still used as a name. Even the term Iran can be traced back to them. Yes, that means many Iranians, Kurds, Balouchis, Afghanis, Pakistanis, Tajiks and the rest are Aryan.

    So why is a piece of white trash from a nowhere town calling himself ‘Aryan’? It’s because white people are boring. And before you jump all over me as a ‘racist,’ you should at least know that white people themselves thought so. By and large, the attempt to link white Europeans with the ancient Arya came out of the 19th century. Part of it was because the Aryans were exotic and Romantic. Many scholars at the time had something of an axe to grind with the culture they were raised in, particularly Christianity. That’s why religions like Theosophy, Wicca, the Golden Dawn and the rest were so popular (and eclectic).

    However part of the bias also sprang from the perceived notion of native European civilizations as primitive. Archaeology was just coming into its own, and the civilizations of the Celts, Norse, Juma, Illyrians, Slavs, Germanic tribes, Iberians and others were poorly known. Much came from Roman and early Christian sources, which were horribly biased against these ‘barbarians.’ While some embraces the ‘noble savage’ archetype, others sought to claim the history of exotic origins in India and the Near East. After all, those civilizations had monumental cities and extensive written records.

    I think another element is that white supremacists back then were not confronted with an influx of immigrants from the Near East either. They could carry on the pretence of being ‘Aryan’ without ever meeting a Persian or Indian. Furthermore, the perception if Asians as ‘submissive’ and the fact that Hinduism and Buddhism provide no easy mechanisms for whites to convert means they are not viewed as a ‘threat’ the same way that Islam is. Indeed, quite a few white nationalists claim to be Hindus today. I have yet to see a white supremacist Muslim. I don’t doubt some might exist somewhere, but the notion of Islam as a ‘non-white faith’ so pretty damned prevalent in western culture…

    @ Elwood:

    Well, the Confederate flag is a different issue. While I embrace Southern culture I find it a little distasteful, partly because of what some people both northern and southern (unfortunately) THINK it reprrsents and partly because of what it actually represents (rebelling against the US). Yes it is part of many states’ history and we can’t escape that, but its also awkward to flaunt rebellion, especially these days.

    The Confederacy did break over the issue of states rights. Unfortunately the particular right was the right to own slaves. The problem is, we can’t really call the South racist either. Not all or even most Southerners owned slaves. There were plenty of Southerners were abolitionists or worked with the underground railroad. Equally, many Southetners (especially from border states) did fight in the Union, not that Northerners were necessarily pro-abolition. Racism was, and is, alive on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.

    The key problem, though, is that you did have plenty of free blacks, mulattoes and Indians who fought for the CSA. Indeed I daresay most Indians who fought in the War went Confederate. Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) was Confederate and that was the official position of the Seminole Nation (not withstanding Opothleyahola, who led his band to Kansas and pledged loyalty to Lincoln and the Union; Opothleyahola was also a slave owner by the way).

    Still, I doubt you will find many pro-Confederate Muslims. It’s not an issue many of us care about. Most of us didn’t arrive until well after the war, so we don’t really have family ties to it or anything, and far more American Muslims have ties to big northern cities. More to the point, the Confederacy is seen as anti-black, and the prominence of African Americans in American Islam pretty much guarantees that flying the Confederate flag would be unpopular. Likewise, so many white supremacists view the Confederate flag as a racist symbol that it has become one. Not many Muslims are sitting around hanging with the KKK or the like.

    As for the rest, I have plenty to say, but it will have to wait till later. It’s 4 am and I’ve got stuff to do tomorrow…

  • Umayr

    @columnist you wrote: Iblis was the first racist. But Islam has a serious problem in the civil war in Syria. The Middle-East needs a new religion.

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    I mean this not Christianity or some other religion (no offense intended) that needs to revise it’s teachings and holy book every year and needs to come up with new versions of the holy book or needs humans to invent the perfect system and ideology even at the cost of their religion. I mean we have the uncorrupted Quran and the Hadith preserved for 1400 years in their exact form yet we need to “modernize” ourselves forgetting that we had the greatest civilization known and immense power when we truly followed Islam. modern Muslims are mere apolegetics with an inferiority complex.

  • Umayr

    @columnist you wrote: Iblis was the first racist. But Islam has a serious problem in the civil war in Syria. The Middle-East needs a new religion.

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    It is not Islam that has failed to provide the solution it is us Muslims who failed Islam. How many Muslims even if they live in Saudi arabia do you think really practice Islam? Not many is the answer. Heard of Shiites, Mutazilites, Kharijites, bahais, Sufis, Modernized Muslims, extremist Muslims, Barelvis, Qadiyanis, Qaramatians, Quran “only” Muslims, unislamic Muslim leaders, etc. Then us who listen to music, abandon the Sharia of Islam, follow Islam as a mere religion not as a way of life, call for unity with these heretical sects even though they call us Evil and extremist “Wahhabis” even though in reality we are only Salafis who follow the way of the prophet Muhammed (In short we are mere hypocrites, we don’t really follow Islam even if we say so).

  • @Columnist

    You wrote,
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    Ironically, Islam would save the white race. If whites convert to Islam they will have large white families.
    ————————————————————————–

    Than why are there so many pro choice and pro birth control Catholics when the official position of the Church specifically condemns both birth control and Abortion? They’re not following the pope either, who has specifically condemned both, and has demanded that people belonging to the church abstain from sex outside of marriage.

    Why do groups like this even exist?

    Catholics for Choice
    http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/

  • In Peace wrote,
    Now if Story were Muslim, he would be defended by LW as being set-up by the FBI.

    Loons and logic don’t mix.

    Looks like he didn’t read this portion of the article,

    I’m not a fan of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, as they have been deeply involved in abusing constitutional rights, through profiling, secret surveillance and entrapment activities. Story’s arrest however does, once again, bring to surface the fact that the so-called “anti-Jihad/counter-jihad” movement is filled with neo-Nazis, fascists, and racists of one stripe or another.
    It is also another opportunity to point out Spencer’s hypocrisy. He asked Ibrahim Hooper to apologize for “defaming” Douglas Story, but cannot and will not bring himself to apologize for supporting a “White supremacist” and defaming Ibrahim Hooper.
    Robert Spencer will you finally apologize for defending a neo-Nazi “White Supremacist” even after the above image of his car, replete with neo-Nazi symbolism, the Confederate flag, and anti-Islam propaganda were evident? Do you, Spencer, agree with the neo-Nazi Story that “all we need to know about Islam we learned on 9/11?”
    Something tells me Spencer’s apologies and answer will not be forthcoming.

  • Michael Elwood

    When it comes to denouncing neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates, the Muslim community has a credibility problem. How can we demand that non-Muslims denounce the neo-Confederates in their midst, when Muslims rarely denounce the neo-Confederates in their midst? In fact, some Muslims promote neo-Confederate nonsense:

    http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/pride_and_dignity_in_defense_of_the_confederate_flag/0018102

    http://thistimeuserockets.blogspot.com/2006/01/muslim-confederate.html

    Although some Muslims have denounced the neo-Confederate fad:

    http://www.theamericanmuslim.net/blog/?p=237

    How can we demand that non-Muslims denounce the neo-Nazis in their midst, when Muslims rarely denounce the neo-Nazis in their midst? In fact, some Muslims promote neo-Nazi nonsense:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,683966,00.html

    http://iranianstudies.com/node/354

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/2010/08/post-2.html

    Douglas Story said: “100% WHITE MAN, 100% ARYAN, 100% PRO-LIFE (Children are innocent), 100% PRO DEATH PENALTY (Criminal Scum aren’t innocent). Over the past 28 years; I, like David Duke, have had an Awakening.”

    I can easily imagine some “Muslim” saying something like that.

    Douglas Story said: “Aryan is a Sanskrit word that means noble, no matter what spin the liberal media tries to put on it as being a racist, hate word.”

    Not only can I imagine some “Muslim” saying something like that, I’ve heard “Muslims” saying things like that.

  • Haddock

    Great expose, Garibaldi! It seems like the racist and neo-Nazi ties to the “counter-jihad” movement are being brought forth to the public consciousness every week. God willing, we in the Western nations will become more tolerant, accepting, and embracing of “foreign” cultures, even if we don’t agree with everything they believe. And God willing, Muslims will continue to integrate into the mainstream society of the Western nations, while still retaining their heritage.

    In no way whatsoever does this justify the Islamophobic attitudes of many Western people, but sometimes some Muslims living in the West see themselves as just that; Muslims living in the West, not Western Muslims. This makes it hard for some Muslims to integrate and embrace the host country of which they receive many benefits; and this is followed by a defensive reaction from some of the host country’s population. “So we’re not good enough for you? Well, if you don’t love (insert name of random country), then you can get out! Wooo! Faux Patriotism!”

    By the same token, this doesn’t make the “native” population completely innocent, because their defensive reaction demonstrates that they already had some suspicions of the “foreigners” in the first place. They probably wouldn’t tell their family or friends to “get out of this country, boy!” if they said in frustration, “sometimes I just can’t stand living here.” So their different reactions to different people shows that they already have some prejudice to begin with, and seek out anti-(insert country name) comments from “foreigners”, and place higher importance to those comments because they are uttered by “foreigners.”

    In my view, the war on Islamophobia will be won when both “sides” play their own part especially well, thereby giving the lie to the voice of those who try to make people hate and suspect one another. End rant.

  • Heinz Catsup

    I think I remember seeing the above photo on faithfreedom.org during my period of Islamophobia.

    Scratch that, I DID see that photo on there and here’s the link to it: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:rWaxfThtKo0J:www.faithfreedom.org/articles/gallery/everything-i-ever-needed-to-know-about-islam/+http://www.faithfreedom.org/articles/gallery/everything-i-ever-needed-to-know-about-isla&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari

    & there are some real gems of comments as well such as (but not limited to):

    -“I am surprised a muslim hasn’t attacked the owner.”
    -“Islam was involved in the Nazi movement as well infact the idea of the use of the yellow star came from Islam long before it was used by the Nazi’s, Islam has killed far more Jews then Germany and all its nazis combined.”
    -“Before 9/11 took place ,Islam had shown that it was evil. Why,re you not aware? You’re too late. Your ignorance has sacrified thousand of american lives.”

  • Columnist

    Ironically, Islam would save the white race. If whites convert to Islam they will have large white families.

  • JD
  • JD

    Aden, Yemen — Across the vast, rugged terrain of southern Yemen, an escalating campaign of U.S. drone strikes is stirring increasing sympathy for al-Qaeda-linked militants and driving tribesmen to join a network linked to terrorist plots against the United States.

    After recent U.S. missile strikes, mostly from unmanned aircraft, the Yemeni government and the United States have reported that the attacks killed only suspected al-Qaeda members. But civilians have also died in the attacks, said tribal leaders, victims’ relatives and human rights activists.

    “These attacks are making people say, ‘We believe now that al-Qaeda is on the right side,’ ” said businessman Salim al-Barakani, adding that his two brothers — one a teacher, the other a cellphone repairman — were killed in a U.S. strike in March.

    Since January, as many as 21 missile attacks have targeted suspected al-Qaeda operatives in southern Yemen, reflecting a sharp shift in a secret war carried out by the CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command that had focused on Pakistan.

    But as in the tribal areas of Pakistan, where U.S. drone strikes have significantly weakened al-Qaeda’s capabilities, an unintended consequence of the attacks has been a marked radicalization of the local population.

    The evidence of radicalization emerged in more than 20 interviews with tribal leaders, victims’ relatives, human rights activists and officials from four provinces in southern Yemen where U.S. strikes have targeted suspected militants. They described a strong shift in sentiment toward militants affiliated with the transnational network’s most active wing, al-Qaeda in the ­Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP.

    “The drone strikes have not helped either the United States or Yemen,” said Sultan al-Barakani, who was a top adviser to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. “Yemen is paying a heavy price, losing its sons. But the Americans are not paying the same price.”

    In 2009, when President Obama was first known to have authorized a missile strike on Yemen, U.S. officials said there were no more than 300 core AQAP members. That number has grown in recent years to 700 or more, Yemeni officials and tribal leaders say. In addition, hundreds of tribesmen have joined AQAP in the fight against the U.S.-backed Yemeni government.

    As AQAP’s numbers and capabilities have grown, so has its reach and determination. That was reflected in a suicide bombing last week in the capital, Sanaa, that killed more than 100 people, mostly Yemeni soldiers.

    On their Web sites, on their Facebook pages and in their videos, militants who had been focused on their fight against the Yemeni government now portray the war in the south as a jihad against the United States, which could attract more recruits and financing from across the Muslim world. Yemeni tribal Web sites are filled with al-Qaeda propaganda, including some that brag about killing Americans.

    “Every time the American attacks increase, they increase the rage of the Yemeni people, especially in al-Qaeda-controlled areas,” said Mohammed al-Ahmadi, legal coordinator for Karama, a local human rights group. “The drones are killing al-Qaeda leaders, but they are also turning them into heroes.

    Read the rest here…
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/in-yemen-us-airstrikes-breed-anger-and-sympathy-for-al-qaeda/2012/05/29/gJQAUmKI0U_story_1.html

  • @Buddha,

    Thank you. This certainly has been an on going thing with Spencer. He stakes out fascist positions and hob nobs with fascists regularly.

  • Columnist

    Iblis was the first racist. But Islam has a serious problem in the civil war in Syria. The Middle-East needs a new religion.

  • @Garibaldi

    I have to ask if Spencer really doesn’t want to be associated with Nazis and racists, why was he so quick to defend this guy, not to mention why did he do this?

    Muslim Basher Robert Spencer Shows White Nationalist Colors
    http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/11/09/muslim-basher-robert-spencer-shows-white-nationalist-colors/

    I guess as far as Spencer is concerned, if you’re anti Islam, all is forgiven. However, the moment someone calls him out on it, he become determined to hide the fact.

  • Khalid

    It isn’t suprising that Spencer would jump in and defend a supremist without any research beforehand and ends up reporting carlessly which is becoming his downfall, anybody targeted by Muslims immediately become is ally and responsibility to defend.
    He draws a circle in the sand and shoots everybody outside.

  • InPeace

    In a twist to this story, yesterday, Douglas Story was arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force “after allegedly receiving a fully automatic AK-47 from an undercover agent.”

    Now if Story were Muslim, he would be defended by LW as being set-up by the FBI.

    Loons and logic don’t mix.

  • Good one Garibaldi! You nailed it. Spencer attracts many KKK and neo-Nazi types to his website. It is easy to see. And it makes sense that those who fear/hate one group of people also fear/hate other groups of people.
    And good on you Garibaldi for pointing out Spencer’s hypocracy: expecting others to apologize while not seeing the need to do so himself.

  • mindy1

    I hate it when people use patriotism as an excuse to hate 🙁

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