Islamophobe US lecturer believes he was poisoned by Icelandic man in Reykjavik

Robert Spencer is the editor of Jihad Watch.

Robert Spencer is the editor of Jihad Watch. Photo/ Wikipedia

"There is no doubt about it: 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," writes US lecturer and Islamophobe Robert Spencer who gave a lecture on what he calls the "Jihad Threat" in Reykjavik recently. 

On a right-wing website called Frontpage Mag Spencer writes that a young Icelandic man approached him at a Reykjavik restaurant following the lecture. 

"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."

Spencer goes on to say that he believe that the alleged poisoning was by a young Icelandic "leftist."  He then goes on to criticise Icelandic media. 

"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."

The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police stated to that a report had been filed to the police and that the claims are being investigated. 

Newspaper DV reports that according to a medical report from the National University Hospital it could be that Spencer was drugged with MDMA, the substance in the drug Ectasy.  Both traces of MDMA and amphetamine were found in his urine and the doctors additionally believe that he suffered from a panic attack. 


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