I was on Russell Brand's show. Two minutes into the segment, as if on cue, and he was on cue, a Muslim stood up with a giant sign -- PAMELA'S RACISM KILLS -- and he was screaming "Pamela's racism kills children." I can't recall if the giant sign had the children libel on it as well. It was an obvious setup. It was not a sign written with a marker. It was a huge sign, professionally done. And Brand goes into the audience and brings the guy (and his sign) up to the stage and sits him in Brand's seat at his desk with the giant sign. And lets this extremist Muslim go off on a disgusting rant, screaming about how I'm a racist hater blah blah blah and criminal troll. I half-expected him to pull out a knife and try to behead me.
Both Brand and the Muslim both went off on me, without giving me an opportunity to respond. They berated me about everyone getting along and having dialogue. Apparently they thought that as long as I didn't speak, that was dialogue. It was shameful. Really ugly.
But you know me: I did respond. I did jump in. I did not expect Brand to edit out my entire response. What was he so afraid of? That folks might agree with me? I asked Brand if he supported clitorectomies, honor killings, and persecution of non-Muslims. He said no. I said, "Oh, so you're a racist too." He did try and be .... cute (?) by saying that child marriage "sounded interesting." That's what passes for humor on the left. In his attempt to lecture me on dialogue, I asked him if that's what he called this ambush by a vile pro-jihadist agitator. When I said that I was not anti-Muslim, but anti-jihad, Brand responded, "What about Uncle Jihad?" That was the moronic level he wanted to stay on. None of this made the final edit. Russell refused to release the unedited tape.
Robert Spencer wrote of "Russell Brand and the Degeneration of the Public Discourse" at the American Thinker.
Russell continued his jihad in defense of the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth in the wake of the jihad beheading of a young father on a public street outside of London last month.
Now his shows in the Middle East have been canceled because of violent threats made by devout Muslims. And still he is making excuses for them, the pathetic dhimmi that he is.
"Russell Brand cancels Middle East gigs" BBC, June 20, 2013 (thanks to Robert)
Russell Brand has scrapped a number of dates in the Middle East after being told his safety could not be guaranteed.
He had been booked to perform in Abu Dhabi and Lebanon on his Messiah Complex world tour.
His routine deals with figures such as Malcolm X, Gandhi and Jesus.
"Those gigs have been banned, pulled because of threats from extremists that if I went there there would be problems," Brand told Radio 5live.
"The venue contacted us and said we can no longer guarantee your safety."
Brand told Richard Bacon the nature of the comedy material led to "fundamentalists" threatening to cause trouble at the venues.
He also believed the promotional poster for the tour might have played its part in the cancellations.
"The image by the brilliant artist Shepard Fairey depicts me as looking a little Christ-like....so there's an indication that it might be offensive," he said.
"If you are in some sort of fundamentalist group and Google my name and watch a few things on YouTube you might just think 'don't bother having him here'."
The tour was due to open in Abu Dhabi in August but it will now skip the Middle East and go to the US, Canada and South Africa as well as European venues.