Video: Jihad Threat or “Islamophobia”? Robert Spencer at Truman State University, April 13, 2017

Here is the notorious exercise in “hate speech” that Left-fascists did their best to shut down. Will any of them find any actual “hate” in it? Of course not. Last Thursday evening, I spoke at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. When they heard that I had been invited, Left-fascists first called for me to be physically attacked, and then tried to get university officials to cancel my appearance. The university placated the fascists by inviting Faizan Syed of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to speak just before I did. Syed gave a canned dawah presentation filled with half-truths, deceptions, and detours, along with a liberal amount of the usual defamation and ad hominem smears against me that feature in Hamas-linked CAIR and Leftist “Islamophobia” fearmongering rhetoric.

Syed’s speech was enthusiastically received by the audience, which was filled with members of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and many non-Muslim students (including males) wearing hijabs in solidarity with their supposedly oppressed Muslim friends. (I wonder if they would doff those hijabs in solidarity with Aqsa Parvez and the other Muslim women and girls who have been murdered for not wearing the hijab. Somehow I doubt it.)

Just before I began speaking, Truman State University officials turned up the heat in the room, which had been perfectly comfortable during Syed’s address. They refused to turn it down when we requested that they do so, so the room was sweltering by the time I began and much hotter still by the time I finished. The audience was almost completely hostile. They didn’t disrupt my remarks, as the MSA had instructed them not to; for which I would thank them except that I believe it should be taken for granted that unpopular and unwelcome opinions that are nonetheless based on sound reasoning and evidence should be given a fair hearing on university campuses. They did ask a series of hostile questions, rolling their eyes, shaking their heads, and chuckling at my answers. This video, alas, is cut off, and doesn’t contain the full Q and A period.

  • Jihad Threat or “Islamophobia”? Robert Spencer at Truman State University, 4/13/17

Unfortunately for the Truman State students, Faizan Syed with all his slick falsehoods and character assassination, and all their contempt and hatred for me and the truths I tell, will not make the realities they deny go away.

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