Robert Spencer, director of the Jihad Watch website and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad, was poisoned by leftists during a visit to Iceland.
Writing about the incident in Front Page Magazine, Spencer said the incident occurred last Thursday after he gave a lecture on the threat of jihad at a hotel in Reykjavik.
“It happened after the event, when my security chief, the organizers of the event, and Jihad Watch writer Christine Williams, who had also been invited to speak, went with me to a local restaurant to celebrate the success of the evening,” he wrote.
“At this crowded Reykjavik establishment, I was quickly recognized. A young Icelander called me by name, shook my hand, and said he was a big fan. 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. But the damage had already been done,” recalled Spencer. “About fifteen minutes later, when I got back in my hotel room, I began to feel numbness in my face, hands, and feet. I began trembling and vomiting. My heart was racing dangerously. I spent the night in a Reykjavik hospital.”
A test confirmed that one of the locals who confronted him had dropped drugs into Spencer’s drink, he added, stressing, “I wasn’t and am not on any other medication, and so there wasn’t any other explanation of how these things had gotten into my bloodstream.”
“For several days thereafter I was ill, but I did get to Reykjavik’s police station and gave them a bigger case than they have seen in good awhile. The police official with whom I spoke took immediate steps to identify and locate the principal suspects and obtain the restaurant’s surveillance video,” continued Spencer.
Spencer noted in his piece that his visit to Iceland had triggered a firestorm of abuse in the local press.
“Every story about my visit had the same elements: the notice that the SPLC claims that I purvey ‘hate speech,’ which is a subjective judgment used to shut down dissent from the establishment line; the fact that I am banned from Britain, with no mention of the key detail that I was banned for saying that Islam has doctrines of violence (which is like being banned for saying water is wet) and for the crime of supporting Israel; and the false claim that I incited the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik to kill (in reality, I’m no more responsible for Breivik’s murders than the Beatles are for Charles Manson’s). After the event, one article even featured a big photo of Breivik, but quoted nary a thing I said that evening,” he wrote.
“It’s clear: jihad and Islamization are not subjects that Icelandic politicians and media opinion-makers want Icelanders to discuss. That’s all the more reason why it must be discussed,” he added.