“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 […]
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
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 […]
Hezbollah, Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy, “threatens” Americans in the U.S. homeland, Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of State….The U.S. military has repeatedly warned against the growing presence of Iran and Hezbollah in Latin America, stressing that operations linked to the Shiite entities present a menace to the United States. With the […]
Today I spoke at a Young America’s Foundation national conference for high school students about “Islamophobia,” jihad terror, and why the establishment media and political elites exaggerate the former and ignore the latter. The event starts at 10:30 in the video. RELATED ARTICLES: On the ‘ISM’ sins: Racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia Should Catholics Support […]
It’s reporters such as Julia Shumway and Jonathan Pitts who have painted a huge target on John Guandolo’s back. But the utterly clueless and deeply corrupt and compromised FBI, which left us to die in Garland, Texas in May 2015, needs to be thoroughly investigated, and shut down if necessary. “Former Oklahoma high school student […]
The reviewer for the National Post wrote: “15:17 to Paris overly simplifies the attack and its aftermath. The terrorist (Ray Corasani) snarls and wears sneakers, but there’s little more to him.” Yes, of course. The movie should have dwelt on all the terrible things that racist, “Islamophobic” Westerners did to the poor fellow to drive him to misunderstand […]
Excoriating the Protestant church’s “moral decline” is one thing, but now Wagner has joined a religion that teaches that homosexuals must be put to death: The Qur’an contains numerous condemnations of homosexual activity: “And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, ‘Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you […]
By Christine Douglass-Williams Israel is regarded as a global leader in the fight against Islamic terrorism. Less well known is that the Jewish state has over the years contended with a major issue of regional migrants entering the country illegally and has successfully halted this infiltration to the point where not a single illegal entered […]
Khomeini removed women’s rights. Today, Iranian women remove the hijab. My latest in PJ Media: News out of Iran is scant since the defenders of the Islamic Republic blocked all social media, but that one woman whom the world saw take off her hijab and stand silently and defiantly has become the symbol of the latest freedom uprising […]
Totalitarian regimes hate and fear the truth, because the narrative they try to impose upon their people always runs afoul of it. So they have to suppress the truth by force. That this would be true of an Islamic Republic as much as it is of a Communist dictatorship is telling, and few dare even […]