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As the nation mourns the senseless violence in Connecticut and politicians in Washington bicker endlessly over the “fiscal cliff,” the #MyJihad public education campaign should have presented an unambiguous bit of good news to a country in sore need of it. Bus ads and Twitter posts promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding; who could possibly object?
According to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the summer of 2012 saw one of the “worst spikes of anti-Muslim incidents in over a decade.” The FBI and Southern Poverty Law Center also recently noted that anti-Muslim hate crimes remain near a decade high.
Robert Spencer is feeling pretty downcast these days. Scrolling down his blog, past some Veterans’ Day-themed moaning about how the West is betraying its glorious dead, you will find him bitterly griping that, “The Republican Party is a useless collection of me-tooists and slow-downers who have virtually no chance of winning national elections anymore.”
It’s not great mystery why Mr. Spencer is sounding so disheartened, even setting aside Mitt Romney’s defeat, as some of his favorite congressman, comprising a good chunk of the so-called “Anti-Islam caucus,” suffered a set of truly astounding set of setbacks on Election Day.
Robert Spencer has made it his job to defile and “expose” the Muslim faith for what he thinks it’s really about, but he does more of the former rather than the latter. He holds the belief that Muslims are trying to convert and dominate the world at any and all costs. Spencer comes off as intolerant, somewhat paranoid, and misguided individual who simply cannot make distinctions between a handful of extremists and the Muslim majority. There is simply nothing to “expose” about the ordinary Muslim.