Robert Spencer has been giving classes on Islam to the U.S. armed forces

In a notice for an event taking place tonight at New York University where Robert Spencer will be a panel member, this information is provided:

Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, is author of nine books on Islam, including two bestsellers. He has led seminars for the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community.

I did not know that Spencer with his truthful information about the nature and doctrines of Islam, which is ignored by much of the mainstream conservative media, had an “in” with the uber politically correct U.S. military. This is very encouraging news. But then the question immediately arises: if Spencer is giving all these seminars on Islam to Army brass and other military brass, then why is the entire U.S. Army not only clueless about Islam, but actively denying that Islam is what it is? Why was nothing done about the outspoken jihadist Nidal Hasan until he committed mass murder?

Sounds like a case of hundreds whispering, and nobody listening.

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Mike Berman writes:

“Sounds like a case of hundreds whispering, and nobody listening.”

Yes, still another warning that a hard rain’s a gonna fall.

Terry Morris writes:

“But then the question immediately arises: … ”

Yes, it does. I also wonder how long he’s been giving these seminars to these high-level military groups? One year, two years, five years?

Madeline Brooks writes (10:55 p.m.):

I was there and heard Spencer speak vigorously about the evils of Islam and the trouble people have grasping it to an audience that was mixed—leftist and right wing Ayn Randist. He maintained his composure during three different but coordinated attacks: a man yelling at him, someone else throwing pies at him, and another person trying to get his hands on him.

He is speaking accurately. But his voice is lost under the pressure of political correctness.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 17, 2009 06:30 PM | Send

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