Oxymoron: Robert Spencer Joins Islamophobes on Panel to Celebrate Human Rights

Voice of the Copts which for all intents and purposes is an anti-Islam Coptic apologetic website is hosting a “celebration” of human rights on Human Rights day which they completely undermined by inviting a panel consisting of some of the most anti-Freedom, anti-Muslim activists (read opportunists) out there.

The panel will include:

Robert Spencer: anti-Muslim director of David Horowitz’s funded JihadWatch. An ally of Fascists and neo-Nazi groups such as: Geert Wilders (Right-wing Dutch neo-Fascist), EDL (English Defense League), SIOE (Stop the Islamization of Europe), BPE (Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa), Ewald Stadler (Far right Austrian politician), BZO, Sergei Trefkovic (Serbian Nationalist, genocide denier). Spencer has also created anti-Muslim org’s along with Pamela Geller, SIOA and AFDI.

Pamela Geller: All you need to know about Pamela, “Pamela Geller: The Looniest Blogger Ever.”

Tawfiq Hamid: Oppurtunist of the worst kind, “Tawfiq Hamid: The Shemp of the Three Stooges.”

It is sad that the Voice of the Copts has chosen to give a platform to hatemongers of the worst kind, it undermines a valuable day and hurts any credibility that they may have.

31 thoughts on “Oxymoron: Robert Spencer Joins Islamophobes on Panel to Celebrate Human Rights

  1. “It is sad that the Voice of the Copts has chosen to give a platform to hatemongers of the worst kind, it undermines a valuable day and hurts any credibility that they may have.”

    Before Ahni publishes a list of attacks on Coptic Christians by Muslims, I will say that the situation for Coptic Christians is terrible in the Arab World but that is no reason to ally themselves with Muslim-haters. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr, “Meet hate with love”. That would apply to Muslims being discriminated against in the West as well.

    There is no way that having Muslim haters on their panel is going to improve relations with Muslims. And yes, Tawfik Hamid is a Muslim hater in the same way that Jews that oppose Israeli policy are known by extremist Jews as “Jew haters” and sometimes even accused of being Nazis or fantasising about the second Holocaust .

    • I will also add that many Christians are facing discrimination in Israel, perhaps not as much as they face in the Arab world, but they don’t have a Jew hater on the panel. Interesting…

      • Even when I admit the faults of Muslims, you are never happy. I was saying that allying with Muslim-haters isn’t going to help their cause. The best way to take action would be to pressure governments around to world to pressure Arab countries.

    • I will say that the situation for Coptic Christians is terrible in the Arab World but that is no reason to ally themselves with Muslim-haters.

      And who is making their situation terrible, again, just so we’re clear? Why, Muslims of course. I guess the Copts figured that being killed is worse than offending the delicate sensibilities of the Muslims like you who aren’t slaughtering Copts. Can’t say I blame them.

      • Why don’t Coptic exiles in the U.S. pressure the US government into cutting foreign aid to Egypt? Wouldn’t that be a start perhaps?

      • Typical Anhi, always blaming all Muslims without caveat. Just so you know, this kind of looniness is making you look more bigoted than you already are.

      • So explain this, Dan: Why won’t LoonWatch and other “progressive” websites speak on behalf of the Copts, Maronites, and other victims of Islamic persecution?

        • Because LW targets Islamophobia in the Western media/popular culture? And many of the posters on LW and SW have repeatedly spoken out against the terrible treatment of minorities in the Muslim world anyway. Such as here and other instances. They have also discussed the LRA and its treatment of others in the Congo, for example, and other instances of human rights violations. Yet I have not seen Jihadwatch or affiliated sites ever discuss non-”jihad” related topics.

        • Maronites aren’t being persecuted idiot. If anything, they did the bulk of the persecution in Lebanon during the civil war. Tel al-Zaataar, Karantina, Sabra and Shatila, and the siege of Bourj al-Hammoud ring a bell?

    • Who hear is an Islamist? Danios is a liberal progressive and Gefilte is Jewish. Loonwatch is popular amongst Muslims, but that’s simply because it refutes libel against them and stands up for their rights (in a world in which Muslims have become increasingly unpopular).

      http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/11/loonwatch-wins-brass-crescent-award/

      One point that must be made in relation to this award is that Loonwatch is a cooperative and not a solo venture which the title of the award, “Best Non-Muslim Blogger” may confuse, in our case “Best Non-Muslim Blog” may have been more appropriate. We have writers from a diverse background including Muslims, Christians, Jews and even agnostics and it is this team that continues the tremendous work of “deconstructing the lies” and inanities that is the anti-Muslim blogosphere and machine.

  2. Look at this article on Jihadwatch and how it’s standing up for human rights!

    Seizure of other Arab-owned or Muslim-owned assets in the West, for the same reasons. There need not be any distinction made between property owned by governments and those who are deemed to be enemy nationals — no such distinction was made during World War II.

    complete ban on Muslim migration to the Western world (which needs to be undertaken in any case), and limits put on any contact between Muslims living in the West, who may already have obtained ciizenship and — unless they are native-born converts — their countries of origin.

    Government-sponsored centers to teach people about Islam outside of universities, which all over the Western world have been infiltrated, or rather captured by, apologists for Islam both Muslim and non-Muslim.

    End all access to Western education, not only for those Arabs and Muslims studying any kind of science, but in every area. Attempting the hopeless project of “educating them” out of their belief-system will not work.

    For more on Jihadwatch and ‘human rights’, take a gander at Hugh Fitzgerald’s articles. http://spencerwatch.com/who-is-hugh-fitzgerald/#comment-145

  3. Ahni: Why, Muslims of course.

    How come I’m not in Egypt persecuting the Copts, given that I am a Muslim and, according to you, Muslims are persecuting Copts?

    • How come I’m not in Egypt persecuting the Copts, given that I am a Muslim and, according to you, Muslims are persecuting Copts?

      So if you are not in Egypt persecuting Copts, that means that no Muslims could possibly be in Egypt persecuting Copts? Not sure what kind of point you are trying to make, but it sounds extremely weak.

      • The point was pretty obvious: you generalise when it comes to Muslims, hence you claiming Muslims are Nazis because one woman was holding up a sign.

      • So by that logic, I suppose Coptic Christians are hereby responsible for the mass slaughter of Bosnian Muslims and Croats at the hands of their fellow Orthodox brothers in the 1990s. I guess I should hate all Orthodox christians since I feel that they all have the urge to slaughter Muslims, right?

        Blanket statements are a bitch, aren’t they?

  4. In Egypt Coptic girls are abducted, raped and forced to convert to Islam. The Copts have always been oppressed by Muslims. Isn’t it understandable that they seek anti-Muslim allies?

    • So if we were to use your logic correctly, how come we didn’t see Bosnian Muslims run to al-Qaeda for anti-Christian allies as a result of Serbian Orthodox brutality?

  5. I hope you guys or loonwatch can do a piece on Lawrence Auster one day. The guy has a pretty strong readership and talks about how Spencer isn’t hard enough on the Muslims.

  6. Ahni, you employed a common, irrational logical fallacy called a hasty generalization. In case you never took logic, <a href=http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/hasty-generalization.html|here's a primer.

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