While I have answered the most common charges against me and my work many times, friends and supporters have long urged me to put the rebuttals in a central location -- and given the persistence of smear campaigns against me and other foes of jihad terror, this is long overdue. I have made it part of the left-hand sidebar, and will revise it as necessary as time goes on.
The charge: Both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League have labeled the group that Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller founded as an anti-Muslim hate group.
The facts: Robert Spencer is no more "anti-Muslim" than foes of the Nazis were "anti-German." It has become common, because of the efforts of Islamic supremacist and Leftist groups, to equate resistance to jihad terror with "hate," but there is no substance to this. Spencer's work has been entirely dedicated to defending the freedom of speech and the principle of equality of rights for all people before the law.