Spencer: Michigan Professor Juan Cole Thinks the Charleston Race Murders Are My Fault

Amid all the hysteria about the Confederate flag in the aftermath of Dylann Storm Roof’s racial murders in Charleston, South Carolina, at least one purveyor of the “Islamophobia” myth has found a way to link the murders to his hobbyhorse.

University of Michigan professor Juan Cole, showing an imaginative reach that would arouse envy in J. K. Rowling, blames Roof’s murders on … Pamela Geller and me. He reveals how uninterested in truth and rational analysis the academic Left and the “Islamophobia”-mongers really are…

  • I am amazed anyone listens to Cole, then I remember the folks I see at anti-Israel demos and it all makes sense.

    • Frau Katze

      He’s an unpleasant piece of goods.

  • Rosenmops

    Some comments from ratemyprofessor about Juan Cole:
    (I cherry-picked bad comments. A lot of students appear to believe every syllable he utters)

    The guy is a very smart and thoroughly dishonest. He counts on relatively uninformed students not to speak up when he spews his anti-Jewish and pro-Muslim propaganda, but challenge him and he freaks out.

    A real tool if you test him with the facts he throws propaganda back at you although he does have insane groupies who dig his rhetoric

    A bad prof all around more of a biased Propagandist then a prof beware!

    Prof. Cole seemed uninterested in the class/preoccupied with outside commitments, canceling more than 25% of class sessions.

    Sometimes he’s insightful, but this is irrevocably tainted by his borderline paranoid conspiracy theories (see his blog). Be careful! Know what to take seriously, and what to throw out as crap.

    A mediocre teacher but a truly terrible human being. He will actually take off points for disagreeing with his silly political ideas. If you want to get to him, call him "John" (his real name).

    • ratemyprofessor is a goldmine. I expect it to be closed down soon. “Libel” etc.

  • Shebel

    Does this mean that you feel victimized?

    • Are you addressing Robert Spencer?

      • Shebel


      • Shebel

        Why would you ask me that ?

        • Because I can’t figure out who else you would be addressing.

          • Shebel

            That was like 2 AM—If you can figure out whom I was addressing then clue me in— cause I have absolutely NO idea.

          • Frau Katze

            I’m not sure what mean either. Your comment was not a reply but a stand-alone. It is not obvious who “you” is. Perhaps it was meant to be a reply?

  • Tom Forsythe

    Also, how did you and Pam manage to get to Tunisia, Kuwait, and France in one night, and provoke all that terrorism? You guys must never sleep.

    • Xavier

      Everybody knows the joos can teleport!

      • Shebel

        I thought that they just controlled the Media.
        And were all RICH.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        If joos can teleport I want in.
        I knew there was a reason I never got a tattoo.
        Teleportation is the one superpower I have always wanted.

  • Minicapt

    Prof Cole applied for an appointment as head of YaleU’s Mid-East studies program. The staff turned him down due to his feeble academic output, and because his output was always biased and seldom original.

    For some fun, see Martin Kramer’s commentary at


  • roccolore

    Using leftist logic, Juan Cole is to blame for the Fort Hood massacre.

  • Petey

    “Why this venomous hatred? What about Pamela Geller and me moves Juan Cole to such a towering rage that he will make himself look like an idiot to defame us?” I can’t explain the Geller thing, but with Mr. Spenser it’s obviously the beard: with all due respect sir, your credit in the anti-jihad movement is reduced on account of your choice of facial hair. Sorry, but someone had to say it.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And Mulcair, the stalking horse.