“We know what Islam is and we know what lessons Islam is going to teach all of us,” former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick declared reassuringly on May 31, 2015, at Crystal City, Virginia’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. McCarrick’s comments before an Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) interfaith conference recall how this now disgraced Catholic clergyman led for many years the Catholic Church’s often […]
About Robert Spencer
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of twelve books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (both Regnery). His latest book is Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam's Obscure Origins (ISI).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community.
Spencer is the Associate Director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). He is a weekly columnist for FrontPage Magazine and has written eleven monographs and well over three hundred articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism.
Entries by Robert Spencer
Of course. Karen Monahan couldn’t reasonably have expected anything else. Keith Ellison is a key component of the Democrats’ mythology, fronting claims of Muslim victimhood as far back as Peter King’s hearings on terrorism, and intimidating people who would explore the jihadis’ motivating ideology — for, you see, here is a moderate Muslim, a fiercely […]
In this new Jamie Glazov Moment, Jamie discusses Why Facebook Banned Me For Opposing 9/11, revealing how it’s now against Facebook’s “community standards” to try to stop Jihadist attacks. [Update: Under pressure, Facebook has lifted its ban of Jamie. But telling this surreal story is more urgent than ever.] EDITORS NOTE: This column and video originally appeared on Jihad Watch.
By Mateen Elass. In June and July of this year, when a youth soccer team was trapped in flooding caves in Thailand, billionaire Elon Musk offered to help by using his tech firms to create a special mini-sub capable of maneuvering through the flooded serpentine caves to reach the desperate boys and their coach. Though […]
Like many people, my inbox has been flooded by concerned citizens about David Horowitz and Robert Spencer over MasterCard and Visa, blocking their flow of revenue needed for daily operations. Spencer stated: This is getting very serious. It won’t stop with David Horowitz or me. The Left is moving quickly to silence all dissenting voices in the run-up to […]
But remember: to have raised any questions about his loyalty to the U.S. as a soldier would have been “Islamophobic.” “US soldier to plead guilty to trying to help Islamic State terrorist group,” Associated Press, August 21, 2018: HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii-based Army soldier accused of attempting to support the Islamic State group will plead […]
At last, some push back against what is a nationwide problem. “Massachusetts Taxpayers Sue Over Anti-Semitic, Pro-Islam School Lessons,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, August 17, 2018: A group of Massachusetts-based taxpayers are suing the school committee in the city of Newton, a wealthy, liberal enclave, over what they claim is the leadership’s ongoing promotion […]
I interview UK MEP Janice Atkinson. In this one, she talks about prison populations filled with migrants, 85% of immigrants being economic migrants, and the numbers of people who are waiting to come in. One last video to go, and in it Janice talks about how the Free Tommy rallies won’t change the government’s minds, […]
“The best defense is grassroots education,” concludes Valerie L. Greenfeld concerning domestic jihadist dangers in her new book Backyard Jihad: How Parents Can Detect the Invisible Threat of Radicalization. Her primer for Main Street communities contending with Muslims dreaming dangerous dreams of establishing Islamic states in the West raises important issues for the citizens of the free world in […]
One of the most commonly repeated elements of the Leftist/Islamic supremacist rap sheet against me, supposedly establishing that I am an “anti-Muslim extremist,” is that I said that there was no reliable way to distinguish between peaceful Muslims and jihadists, and no distinction between the two in Muslim communities. Yet if I were wrong in […]
“There are a billion people in Africa. In the European Union, we have what, 500 million? How many Africans can we take? Don’t misunderstand me, we want to help the people who are suffering, but we need to help them where they are, at home. It’s not about being racist, nationalist — it’s about adopting a […]
“Why were so many journalists willing to let the rumors go unexplored? Or, if they did explore the rumors, why were they willing to drop the story, at a time when so many other allegations were splashed across the headlines? Could it be because, for anyone seeking to influence a cardinal, the threat of disclosure […]
You can read the details of how Iran helped facilitate the 9/11 attacks in my new book, The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (preorder here). The funny thing is that as I was adding that section to the book, I was thinking to myself, “Here is the part that will make some readers dismiss the book […]
In Jihad Watch’s coverage of Donald Trump’s welcoming Muslims to the White House for a Ramadan Iftar dinner, Robert Spencer indicated that Trump’s statement about Ramadan’s message of “timeless message of peace, clarity [sic], and love” was a “dispiriting reiteration of the fantasies that prevailed in Washington during the three administrations (at least) that preceded his.” It […]
Non-Muslims paying for the upkeep of Muslims is a Qur’anic dictate: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the […]