Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer on CNN: We Will Not Cower to Shariah Law

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Following the Islamic terrorist attacks in Garland, Texas at the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest,” Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer, whose group co-sponsored the event, appeared on CNN’s “At This Hour” on Tuesday to discuss what happened and the future of holding such events.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Like much of the soft-on-terror leftstream media, the CNN hosts focused on attempting to make those exercising their First Amendment rights to draw cartoons as the victims, without mentioning the two evil Islamic savages who attempted a mass murder at the event, before heroically being shot by Texas police.

Co-host Kate Bolduan asked Spencer about Pamela Geller‘s promise to hold more Muhammad art contests in light of the attacks in Texas, and considering Islamic terrorist group ISIS’s promise to step-up their attacks.

“Are you guys having second thoughts now about future events in light of this?” Bolduan asked Spencer.

“I think that this only underscores the necessity to continue to hold events like this, to show that we will not be cowed, we will not be curtail our activities, we will not be intimidated, will will not bow to violent intimidation,” Spencer boldly answered.

“What they want us to do is force us to obey Shariah blasphemy laws, which mandate death for those who insult Islam or Muhammad,” Spencer explained.

Spencer went on to educate the CNN hosts that for a pluralistic society to succeed, people have to put up with offenses without responding with the use of violence.

“If we kowtow to this, and we curtail our activities and we say, ‘Okay, Muhammad and Islam — they’re off limits,’ then we are just aiding and abetting the ISIS agenda, and that is surrender.”

CNN, of course, completely missed the point, however, shifting to insinuating that he and Geller, whose American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) co-sponsored the private Texas event, were somehow guilty of inciting violence by exercising their First Amendment rights.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Spencer again explained to the stubborn hosts that the purpose of the event wasn’t to “bait” anyone into committing violence, but to “stand on our feet and say, ‘We are not going to submit. We are not going to bow to you,’ and we’re going to continue to do that. We don’t want any violence.”

“We are not the ones committing the violence; we are not inciting the violence. The ones who are inciting the violence are the ones who are on Twitter saying, ‘You have to go kill people who draw cartoons.'”


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Matthew K. Burke
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A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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