And the rhetoric leaking from Geller and Spencer has found sympathetic ears. After Anders Breivik launched an attack on a Norway youth camp that left 77 dead last year, police found a manifesto he penned on the "Islamic Colonization of Europe." Spencer was cited 162 times; Geller was mentioned in 12 instances.

"Geller and Spencer are probably the most important propagandizing Islamophobes in the world," Beirich says. "These people's voices speak very loudly — not just here in the United States, but overseas. And what they do is make Muslim populations susceptible to hate violence."

Yet despite the link between slash-and-burn rhetoric and Norwegian body counts, conservative activists continue to agitate — pushing even beyond Horowitz's comfort zone.

David Horowitz rants at the 2011 conservative gathering CPAC,
Mark Taylor
David Horowitz rants at the 2011 conservative gathering CPAC,
The Horowitz Freedom Center "Where Are They Now?" ad that ran in campus newspapers including the January 23, 2012, edition of The Lantern at Ohio State University.
The Horowitz Freedom Center "Where Are They Now?" ad that ran in campus newspapers including the January 23, 2012, edition of The Lantern at Ohio State University.

This summer, while protesters rioted in Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia over the film Innocence of Muslims, Geller was prepping a series of ads for New York City and Washington, D.C., subway cars. The text read: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

"Pam, I think she's a very brave woman," Horowitz says. "But she goes over the edge a little bit. The word 'savages'.... I would have used the word 'barbarians.'" 

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