Robert Spencer, longtime publisher of JihadWatch.org, has reported that he was poisoned during a recent trip to Iceland, after delivering an anti-Jihad speech. Spencer claims that the poisoning occurred during dinner, when he was approached by a pair of individuals.
Over at PJ Media, Spencer describes the incident:
After the event, my security chief, the organizers of the event, Ms. Williams, and I went to a local restaurant to celebrate its success. But 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 courteous land likewise called me by my name, shook my hand, and said “f*** you.”
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 hospital test confirmed that I had been poisoned -- Ritalin mixed with MDMA (Ecstasy). One of the local Icelanders who had approached me (likely the one who said he was a big fan, as he came much closer to me than the “f*** you” guy) had dropped drugs into my drink. I was ill for several days afterward.
Spencer subsequently filed a report with Reykjavik police.
The incident, Spencer claims, occurred after "a firestorm of abuse" from the Icelandic press, in which he was viciously demonized and accused of inspiring Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik.
"I learned my lesson. And the lesson I learned was that media demonization of those who dissent from the Leftist line is direct incitement to violence," Spencer writes. "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, they paint a huge target on the backs of those who dare to dissent."