She’s a muslim apologist:
Denise A. Spellberg (born c. 1958) is an American scholar of Islamic history. She is an associate professor of history and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Spellberg holds a BA from Smith College (1980) and a PhD (1989) from Columbia University.
Spellberg is the author of Politics, Gender, and the Islamic Past: The Legacy of ‘A’isha Bint Abi Bakr, a widely cited work on the portrayal of Aisha in Islamic tradition. In particular, Spellberg shows how later commentators reinterpreted Aisha’s role at the Battle of Camel (656,) where she rode her camel into battle against Ali but stayed inside the litter with the curtains closed, as an argument that women should never participate in public affairs.[
In 2008 Spellberg was involved in a controversy over Sherry Jones’ historical novel The Jewel of Medina. Random House, which intended to publish the novel later that year, had sent Spellberg galley proofs, hoping for a publishable comment. Spellberg sharply criticized the novel from a historical perspective, and also reportedly told Random House publishing the book might result in violence by radical Muslims. Subsequently, Random House indefinitely postponed publication, citing concerns about violence from extremists.
Asra Nomani wrote about the events in an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, in which she characterized Spellberg as “the instigator of the trouble”. In the wake of Nomani’s article, a number of publications printed pieces criticizing Spellberg’s actions as tantamount to advocating censorship.
Spellberg responded in the Wall Street Journal, contesting Nomani’s characterization of her as the “instigator” of the book’s cancellation. She wrote that she was not advocating censorship, but rather offering her professional assessment of the book and a warning about the potential reaction from some Muslims
...In 2013, Spellberg published Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders. The book discusses a copy of the Qur’an owned by Thomas Jefferson as well as Jefferson’s views on Islam, arguing that his vision for religious freedom in the United States specifically included Muslims...
Thank you. No wonder nothing made sense. From one false premise to another in such rapid succession, you would think she would loose her balance. A fool never admits to anything.
So perhaps she is not a moron unable to recognize a deliberate troll. It may be that she is a knowing apologist, or even a closet Muslim.