Middle East Forum reported The Legal Project of the Middle East Forum announces its support of Robert Spencer and the Young America's Foundation (YAF), the latest victims of what appears to be a targeted intimidation and defamation campaign by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) designed to silence critics of its organization.
Spencer, a well-respected author and the director of jihadwatch, spoke today for YAF on "The Truth about CAIR" on the campus of George Washington University.
Despite efforts by CAIR to silence him. If CAIR really believe Spencer distorts the Qur'an, why doesn't it send someone to debate him, and I don't mean a joint press conference, but let him make a point, then let CAIR refute it, and make a point, and let him refute it, and make another point, etc. I will tell you why they will not do that, and it is because everything Spencer says comes directly from the Qur'an (Holy Book), Hadith (traditions of the Prophet Muhammad), Tafsir (commentary on the Qur'an), and Sira (biographies of Muhammad, which, together with the Qur'an and the Hadith makes up the Sunnah). They just don't want you to know the truth.As a consequence of this invitation, YAF's president Ron Robinson received a threatening and possibly defamatory letter written by CAIR's acting attorney, Joseph E. Sandler, of the law firm Sandler, Reiff & Young, P.C.