On Thursday, Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer was poisoned by what he believes to be an Icelandic Leftist.
After giving a lecture on the jihad threat at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavik, Spencer was having a meal at local restaurant along with writer Christine Williams. The restaurant was crowded, and Spencer was quickly recognized.
“A young Icelander called me by name, shook my hand, and said he was a big fan,” Spencer said. “Shortly after that, another citizen of that famously genteel and courteous land also called me by name, shook my hand, and said ‘F**k you.’ We took that marvelous Icelandic greeting as a cue to leave.”
When Spencer returned to the hotel he experienced numbness in his face, hands, and feet. He began to shake and vomit, and ended up spending the night in a Reykjavik hospital.
“What had happened quickly became clear, and was soon confirmed by a hospital test: one of these local Icelanders who had approached me (probably the one who said he was a big fan, as he was much closer to me than the ‘F**k you’ guy) had dropped drugs into my drink,” Spencer said.
Robert Spencer was ill for several days after this, but the police made use of surveillance video to learn the identity of the suspects.
“The most likely scenario is that this young man, or whoever drugged me, heard that a notorious ‘racist’ was coming to Reykjavik, by chance saw me in the restaurant, and decided to teach me a lesson.” Robert Spencer says his visit to the country triggered “a firestorm of abuse” in the Icelandic press who portrayed him as a purveyor of “hate speech.”
Spencer claims to have learned from this experience. “The lesson I learned was that media demonization of those who dissent from the Leftist line is direct incitement to violence. By portraying me and others who raise legitimate questions about jihad terror and Sharia oppression as racist, bigoted Islamophobes, without allowing us a fair hearing, the media in Iceland and elsewhere in the West is actively endangering those who dare to dissent.”
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Icelandic Leftist poisons Robert Spencer