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The Nuclear Card

Robert Spencer used to be a Communist

Posted on 24 August 2010 by SpencerWatch.com

Robert Spencer, a Christian crusader who likes to cover his anti-Muslim fanaticism with a pretense to scholarship is fond of saying “Obama may be a Muslim,” and his buddy Pamela Geller often dubs Obama as a “Socialist” and “Communist.”

That’s why it is quite ironic to learn that Spencer himself in a previous incarnation used to be a Communist. In his younger days before he went zealous with Christianity Spencer was a devoted Communist,

Robert Spencer…[a] canny operative who likely has the inside track on the State Department’s Middle East affairs desk should the tea party win the White House in 2012, Spencer nonetheless offered that he had spent part of his youth working at Revolution Books, which is run by the Revolutionary Communist Party (and its cultish leader Bob Avakian), a hard-line Maoist group most sixties-style radicals, like, say, Bill Ayers, would consider beyond the pale.

Not only was Spencer a Commie but he was a hard core Communist, such that even the boogie monster known as Bill Ayers wouldn’t want to touch.

It is also another point of similarity between Spencer and his boss David Horowitz who used to be a Communist and now is a hardcore Conservative. Interestingly enough Spencer’s embrace of capitalism has been quite profitable, he is making six figures for his anti-Muslim work.

The article in the New York Magazine also reveals some other interesting if irrelevant tid-bits about Spencer, his father used to work for the Voice of America.

The following is the relevant portion relating to Spencer in the article, I suggest everyone read the whole thing by Mark Jacobson titled, Muhammad Comes to Manhattan:

Dhimmitude was the state to which Muslim caliphs reduced their “useful” but decidedly second-class subjects, those who had to be made to “feel themselves subdued” (the Koran, Sura 9:29), Robert Spencer told me as we dined in the T.G.I. Friday’s on the scenic lower level of Penn Station. A canny operative who likely has the inside track on the State Department’s Middle East affairs desk should the tea party win the White House in 2012, Spencer nonetheless offered that he had spent part of his youth working at Revolution Books, which is run by the Revolutionary Communist Party (and its cultish leader Bob Avakian), a hard-line Maoist group most sixties-style radicals, like, say, Bill Ayers, would consider beyond the pale. Spencer—whose father worked for the Voice of America during the Cold War—contended that terror, the threat of the A-bomb in the burka, while worth worrying about, was “just one tactic” in Islam’s clash with the U.S. What was afoot was a more insidious thing, a burrowing infiltration of the enemy.

“Muslims are the first immigrant group that has ever come to this country with a ready-made model of society and government they believe to be superior to what we have here,” Spencer told me. The thinking was clear to anyone who took the trouble to study the plan, the blogger and author of Stealth Jihad contended. “Muhammad said, ‘When you meet the unbelievers, invite them to accept Islam; if they refuse, offer them the dhimma—second-class status—and, if they refuse that, go to war with them.’ That’s it. Conversion, subjugation, or war. Three steps. Conversion, subjugation, or war … That’s what Muhammad said. And in chapter 33, verse 21 of the Koran, it says Muhammad is the excellent example for the Muslim, you ask any Muslim and they’ll tell you that: That is nonnegotiable, what Muhammad said goes, and that’s not some hijacker extremist Islam, that’s mainstream … This is how it is, you don’t need a bomb. I don’t think Feisal is ever going to blow anything up, because that’s not his game; his game is a societal, cultural penetration … ”

After that, Spencer peered up from his plate of Caribbean chicken and bid me to look around the T.G.I. Friday’s. “Remember this moment and this spot,” he said. “Because the freedoms we enjoy are in danger. You might not know it now, because it is just beginning. But 25 or 30 years from now you’re going to think of this place and say to yourself, Spencer was right.

  • ST

    “a hard-line Maoist group most sixties-style radicals, like, say, Bill Ayers, would consider beyond the pale.

    Not only was Spencer a Commie but he was a hard core Communist, such that even the boogie monster known as Bill Ayers wouldn’t want to touch.”

    This makes no sense. I get that loonwatch takes a dim view of Spencer, but you’re not winning any converts by saying things that aren’t true just to sensationalize.

    The Revolutionary Communist Party was spawned from SDS. And Ayers quotes Avakian with his “possible and necessary” comments about communist revolution.

    The RCP doesn’t seem to have actually planned or carried out any terrorist attacks (at least as far as a quick google search digs up). Why would Ayers, who set bombs, helped to kill 3 policemen (2 killed by his WU acolytes at the brinks robbery, 1 in san fran) and planned to kill people at a dance have any problem associating with the RCP?

  • NassirH

    And I’m a Muzzie who knows more about Neocons, “Judeo-Christianity”, Western Civilization, and Zionist fascists than any Westerner in the world.

  • http://realmofthesphinx.wordpress.com/ The Sphinx

    @Kafir Harby,

    Spencer has mixed up a very foul cocktail of pseudo-knowledge and raging dishonesty. That, in my humble opinion, is orders of magnitude worse than mere ignorance. If you think that he’s a reliable source of knowledge, that is your loss.

    Also odd to think that somebody who has no formal qualifications in Islamic studies and probably couldn’t speak Arabic to save his own miserable life would know more about Islam than people who devoutly follow Islam day by day for decades. Proves one thing: Your standards are pathetic.

  • KJ

    garbage dis-spencer is the biggest moron in the world. the guy should just jump off a bridge

  • Kafir Harby

    Fooking idiot! Spencer is a nice fellow, who knows MORE about islam than any imam or muzzie in the middle-east. Spencer and Geller are getting too popular and too powerful, and that doesn’t suit the muzzie-morons.

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