Robert Spencer was Poisoned in a Place Like ICELAND!

by JANET LEVY May 22, 2017

When I visited Iceland, the second largest island in Europe and one of the most sparsely populated places on earth, I was struck by the homogeneity of the welcoming, friendly population; everyone seemed to be related to some degree.  

The naming conventions are quaint.  When Sven Erikson has a daughter, Olga, her name becomes Olga Svensdotter.  His son, Ivan, becomes Ivan Svenson.

Iceland's population of under 350,000, the vast majority living in Reykjavik and environs, is situated in towns along the coast. 

Belying the name of the vast island, the climate is temperate due to the warming influence of the North Atlantic Current.  Temperatures range from about 30-60 F. and there is little snow in the coastal regions.

Iceland has a unique topography, contributing to its charm as a tourist magnet.  Geysers, hot springs, lava fields and volcanos dot the landscape, giving it a surreal moonscape feel.  When we arrived in summer with temperatures hovering in the 50s, our entire contingent delighted in the communal gaiety and soothing warmth of the hot springs.  

Once an agrarian and subsistence fishing region, Iceland is among the most highly developed and technologically advanced countries in the world with a diversified market economy, including biotechnology, finance and manufacturing sectors.

Today, Iceland has two mosques with a estimated Muslim population of 1,500.

THIS is the environment in which Robert Spencer was poisoned.

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The poisoning of Robert Spencer.

Somebody just tried to poison one of my friends.

You may know him. He's Robert Spencer, the director of the news-and-commentary blog JihadWatch and author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammed. He appears pretty regularly on cable news as an expert on Islamist terrorism, and he's led seminars on jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, among others. Robert also gets a lot of speaking engagements. His most recent event was in Reykjavik, Iceland, and that's where someone laced his drink with something nasty.

Last week, Robert spoke on the threat of jihad to an audience of several hundred people at Reykjavik's Grand Hotel. Afterward, he and some friends went to a restaurant for dinner. In the course of the meal, two men approached his table. One introduced himself as a big fan. The other shook Robert's hand and said, "F*** you." In a piece published in, Robert described what happened when he returned to his 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."

Art Moore, writing for World Net Daily, reports that doctors at the Reykjavik hospital found Robert tested "positive for amphetamine and MDMA." MDMA is a synthetic drug commonly known as Ecstasy or Molly. A high dose of MDMA can cause liver, kidney, or heart failure and may even be fatal. The drug is commonly available in tablet or capsule form, but it is also available as crystals, a powder, or a liquid. Those last three options would be the easiest to slip into someone's drink.

At the hospital, the attending doctor said Robert had been drugged but that it was not a "serious poisoning." Robert asked, "How much poison must one be given for the poisoning to be ‘serious'?"


Janet Levy, MBA, MSW, is an activist, world traveler, and freelance journalist who has contributed to American Thinker, Pajamas Media, Full Disclosure Network, FrontPage Magazine, Family Security Matters and other publications. She blogs at

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