Jihad-watcher Robert Spencer poisoned by Leftist in Iceland

Robert Spencer is an expert on radical Islam, a frequent guest commenter on Fox News, and has given seminars to various law enforcement units in the United States. An author of a number of books on Islam, including two New York Times bestsellers, Spencer is the founder of the Jihad Watch blog.

In a post on Jihad Watch, Spencer wrote that on May 11, 2017, shortly after he had delivered a lecture on the jihad threat in Reykjavik, Iceland, he was poisoned by a “young leftist” who approached him in the Grand Hotel’s bar.

Spencer writes:

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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

Iceland is a small country. Everyone knows everyone else. And so as it happened, I was quickly able to discover the identity, phone number, and Facebook page of the primary suspect, the young man who claimed he was a “big fan.” I don’t intend to call him.  Icelandic police will be contacting him soon enough, if they haven’t done so already.

However, I did look at his Facebook page, and as I expected, I saw nothing that might indicate that he really was a “big fan” of my work, or that he held any views out of the mainstream — which is, courtesy of Iceland’s political and media elites, dominated entirely by the Left.

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 with some of the illegal drugs that are as plentiful in Reykjavik as they are anywhere else.

I should have seen it coming. After all, my visit had triggered a firestorm of abuse in the Icelandic press, all based on American Leftist talking points. 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.

Not a single Icelandic media outlet that ran a story about my coming or about the event itself contacted me for comment, much less for rebuttal to the charges they made against me. One TV station did air an interview with me in which the interviewer refused to believe that I did not feel responsible for the Breivik murders, and asked me about them again and again.

After the event, articles in the Icelandic press included quotes from the 50 protesters, but none included even a single quotation or description of anything we had actually said. None quoted any of the 500 brave Icelanders who braved the hatred of the politically correct elites to come to the Grand Hotel to hear me and Ms. Williams – a staggeringly large number in a country of 300,000 people.

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.

But meanwhile, I learned my lesson. 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. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Center for American Progress and the rest who devote so much money, time and attention to demonizing “Islamophobes” are painting huge targets on our backs.

[…] I’m certain that whoever poisoned me in Iceland went away feeling happy over what he had done. If he told anyone what he did, I’m sure he was hailed as a hero. I’m also aware that many who read this will be thrilled at the fact that I became seriously ill. That in itself is a sign of how degenerate and evil the Left has become.

All over the West, as Leftist students riot and physically menace conservative speakers and Leftist spokesmen indulge in the most hysterical rhetoric to defame their foes, politicians cower in fear and decline to discuss these issues, only ensuring that the problems I identified when I spoke in Reykjavik will continue to grow in Iceland and elsewhere.

As they were rising to power in Germany, the Nazis indoctrinated their young followers with the same message: those who oppose us are evil. Those who brutalize them are doing a great thing. The Left’s demonization of its opponents today will lead to exactly the same thing. It already has for me, in beautiful Reykjavik.

The hospital’s medical report on Spencer says he tested positive for amphetamines and MDMA (Ecstasy).

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20 responses to “Jihad-watcher Robert Spencer poisoned by Leftist in Iceland

  1. Sadly, i expect poisonings to become more common. Back in the day i think there were a couple of incidences of students putting LSD in a teacher’s coffeepot, but the past few years have seen an onslaught of food tampered with the most vile substances imaginable.

    I’d have no problem with a mandatory 10 year first-offense sentence for food tampering/poisoning. Life thereafter.

    Lot has to due with the way kids are raised.

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  2. traildustfotm

    The rise of the violent left is extremely alarming. And to see them align with radical islamists is even more so. We may not want war, but war has been declared on us.

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    • TD . . . unfortunately, I believe that you are correct . . . “We may not want war, but war has been declared on us.” It is beyond shocking that someone, anyone would be poisoned because they speak the truth. The young people who are aligning themselves to the left become a poison to us all.

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      • I don’t think it’s a matter of “telling the truth” as much as it is of speaking in opposition to the Leftist ideals,true or not. It concerns me greatly that a segment of our OWN Government (Democratic Party) is declaring war on us,as well as some of the REPUBLICAN Party,which is apparently now the “SUBVERSIVE LEFTIST PARTY”. How is it that so many of the Republicans could win Congress,the Senate AND the Presidency,THEN jump ship and become the “Deep-Under Democrat Butt Kissers”? Why aren’t they openly called out as the idiots they ARE for leaving the WINNING team to play for the LOSERS? (Is there a Pizza-Gate Link??) I guess this just PROVES these mental midgets don’t belong on our side to begin with.

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  3. Wow, what a hair-raising first person account by a very NORMAL & very brave guy! It’s amazing that Iceland, who took red torches/flares in the night to protest the bankster bailouts five years ago or so, & then put them on trial, could be so blind to remain a total leftie country.

    I’m glad Mr. Spencer survived the vicious heartless drugging.

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  4. What’s amazing is Iceland put its central banksters in prison and didn’t bail out the banks in the crash of 08. Apparently the bankster revenge will be jihad in Iceland.

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    • Good point Josh. You would think with the freethinking that led to jailing the bankers would translate into looking more closely at every other fraud they are subjected to- and the way they are presenting Islam IS a fraud.
      Very happy that Mr. Spencer is OK but this is terribly frightening and dark. This wide spread liberal Stalinist mindset and the condoning of it by authorities does not bode well for our future.

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  6. Leftists:

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  8. Shocking, my prayers & thoughts are with Mr Spencer for a full recovery, have reblogged & commented (boyo did i have something to say against all the austere political correctness that’s creating so much of this negativity,(i.e.a person daren’t speak truth about something now without being branded a “racist” etc…) Thank You Dr Eowyn, Kindest & God Bless from pennine:-) https://penninerainbows.blog


  9. No one seems to see the irony that Spencer, a Jew, is a zealous supporter
    of Israel, which, along with its puppet state, the USA, is responsible for creating, financing, and directing ISIS, the most malevolent Jihadist force
    for evil in the Middle East. Note ISIS never attacks Israel even though it
    has tortured, imprisoned, displaced, and killed millions of Muslims.
    Jews often co-opt organizations opposing groups that Israel covertly

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    • Jones hasn’t figured out that there are a large number of organizations which haven’t attacked Israel, so they must all be supported by Israel. Post hoc ergo propter hoc. This kind of illogic is exactly why humans, regrettably, are likely to exterminate all life on Earth. We are technologically quite clever, but rationally still cave men. Oooopps. Sorry. Cave people.

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    • Extensive reporting of Israeli and American military weapons, supplies,
      and other aid to ISIS. Openly acknowledged that ISIS wounded are
      treated free in Israel. Cynicure, do you have a dog in the race?
      Are you another Soros troll? If not, do some research and you
      will find the validity of the Israel-ISIS connection before you make a
      specious, pseudo-educated smear.


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  11. People should look into IV Alpha Lipoic Acid for any serious poisoning, it’s saved lives of those who were going to die because a new liver was not available. Read this fact via the carotec’s newsletter. Real ALA (not cheap Chinese made garbage with who knows what in it) is a great detoxifier and rejuvenator.


  12. Just like all Nordic countries, Iceland is a beautiful country with good people and an amazingly low crime rate, can’t wait to see what progressivism and islamification will do to them. No doubt it will be as bad as Sweden.

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  13. Glad Mr. Spencer is going to recover.


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