Anti-Islam activist John Jay has vowed to never write again after prominent activists Pam Geller and Robert Spencer disavowed any connection to him and strongly condemned his call to violence. Yesterday, ThinkProgress reported on Jay’s call for the mass murder of members of Congress, journalists, Muslims, and liberals, prompting Geller and Spencer — key players of the Islamophobia network — to disown Jay, who had helped them with the incorporation of their advocacy group.
Now, Jay feels abandoned. In a downhearted blog post titled, “from this day forth, i will write no more forever ….,” he explains that he is retiring his pen because “[I am] toxic to my friends, those who remain“:
i am despised by the left. toxic to my friends, those who remain. and, seemingly either ridiculous or not of interest to all others, just not relevant in any particular, it would seem.
so, from this day forth, i will write no more forever. it’s just not worth the bother, not worth the indulgence.
at best, a lone voice in the wilderness. at the marginal end, a tree falls in the forest,
In an update, he writes that he has no connection to Geller and Spencer’s groups. “[I] support what they do,” he writes, “but, i apparently add nothing to it, & detract from it.” As for the fact “that they disavow any approval over my recent posts here, and they have expressed their vigorous disagreement with the same,” Jay writes, “it’s a free country…so be it.”