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  • The Caliphate Restored

    07/02/2014 2:31:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 7/2/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has declared itself a caliphate, renamed The Islamic State, and named its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph, and demanded that all Muslims worldwide pledge allegiance to him. Al-Baghdadi has called upon all Muslims to relocate to his caliphate to wage war against non-Muslims. Many have ridiculed and denigrated this declaration; few have realized its implications. The restoration of the caliphate has for decades been the central goal of jihad groups worldwide. The caliphate (khilafa) was from the beginnings of Islam until the early twentieth century, at least among Sunnis (who...
  • ROBERT SPENCER DEFINES THE WAR AGAINST JIHAD

    05/19/2014 3:09:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19,2014 | Andrew E. Harrod
    "America is at war; and has been since at least September 11, 2001, but no one is really sure who with," Robert Spencer writes in his recently released Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth about the War We're In. Thankfully, Spencer's important book makes a significant contribution in clarifying this catastrophic confusion.
  • Vindicated-Jay Leno and Michelle Obama confirm: it’s okay to oppose Sharia now.

    05/16/2014 5:09:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 16, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - VindicatedPosted By Robert Spencer On May 16, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Victory is at hand! All the freedom-lovers who have been assailed for years with claims that their opposition to jihad mass murder, Islamic supremacism, and Islamically-justified wife-beating, female genital mutilation, honor killing, stoning for adultery, amputation for theft, devaluation of women’s testimony, and all the rest of it constituted “racism,” “bigotry,” and “hatred” can now come in from the cold. As hard as it is to believe, opposing jihad terror and Sharia are now “in.” Everybody’s getting in on it.Fox News reported last week that the Beverly...
  • 5 Things the Media and Government Won’t Tell You About Boko Haram

    05/11/2014 9:57:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 10, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    5. The abduction of the schoolgirls is only the latest in a huge string of atrocities.The world has only begun to notice them because of the abduction of the schoolgirls, but the Nigerian jihad terror group Boko Haram has been around for years. Without attracting the international outrage they have drawn upon themselves now, they have committed innumerable acts of unimaginable savagery, murdering over 2,500 people in the first three months of 2014 alone and torching numerous churches and Christian homes.At my website Jihad Watch a Google search turns up about 115,000 results for “Boko Haram,” indicating that anyone who...
  • Arab Winter Comes to America

    05/05/2014 7:15:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 5, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Robert Spencer will be speaking at the Freedom Center’s Wednesday Morning Club in Los Angeles on Monday, May 12, 2014. For more info, click here. It may be warm outside now, but from colder hearts a winter blizzard is blowing. These cold hearts are frozen in the endless winter of Islam that leaves them empty of mercy for even their own daughters. The title of Robert Spencer’s new book, “Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In” may reference the now infamous Arab Spring, but its focus is more on domestic policy than on foreign policy....
  • Obama’s Muslim Easter and Willful Ignorance

    04/28/2014 5:53:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 25, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    In his Easter message last Saturday, Barack Obama asserted that the “common thread of humanity that connects us all – not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs – is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.” Even though he was registered as a Muslim in primary school in Indonesia and recounts in his first autobiography that he got in trouble there for making faces in Qur’an class, Obama apparently recalls little of the contents of the Qur’an. For if he did, he would know that it tells Muslims “take not the Jews...
  • Robert Spencer at Real Clear Religion: We Could’ve Stopped the Boston Bombings

    04/15/2014 12:36:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | April 15, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    In Real Clear Religion, I discuss why the FBI could have and should have stopped the Boston Marathon jihad bombings.
  • Georgetown University: Daniel Varisco and John Esposito explain “Islamophobia” for you

    03/03/2014 4:58:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/3/2014 | Robert Spencer
    A Jihad Watch reader attended the Georgetown University presentation on “Islamophobia” last week and kindly sent in this report. I wrote about this presentation here before it happened, saying that it would not be a true academic inquiry, amassing the facts and training the student to make an informed judgment, but an exercise in propaganda, attempting to manipulate attendees into holding certain opinions and skewing the presentation to ensure that those opinions would be the only ones anyone could come away with. This report shows that that was indeed what it was, with professors Daniel Varisco and John Esposito openly...
  • UK government: Muslim Brotherhood membership not proof of “extremism,” Brotherhood activists free to

    02/06/2014 10:36:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/6/14 | Robert Spencer
    So Britain bans Pamela Geller and me from entering the country, even though we have never advocated anything but the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and equality of rights for all people. The letter to me from the UK Home Office said that I was being banned for saying that Islam
  • Glenn Beck calls Geert Wilders a fascist, endorses ban on his entering UK

    03/09/2010 4:35:07 AM PST · by LSUfan · 119 replies · 949+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9 March 10 | Robert Spencer
    What on earth has gotten into Beck? Is he getting his talking points from Ibrahim Hooper? As Pamela Geller says, "Why would he stigmatize Wilders this way? Wilders is the embodiment of what our founding fathers extolled. Individual rights. Freedom of speech. Not sharia law." Beck should have more sense.
  • British Government Bans Pro-Israel Advocates Geller and Spencer, Welcomes Nazi

    01/26/2014 3:09:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 1/26/14 | Pamela Geller
    Recently released documents that were made public under the freedom of information order, “in compliance with the duty of candour” in our ongoing legal action against the the British government for banning Robert Spencer and me, it was revealed reveal that a chief reason why we were banned from the country was because we strongly support Israel. In one of them, an official in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office whose name was redacted wrote this letter on May 7 to a recipient, whose name was also redacted: I have received initial feedback from Post to say that they do not...
  • Muslim anti-Semitism is only decades old, Obama claims

    01/21/2014 4:29:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/21/14 | Neil Munro
    Experts are scoffing at President Barack Obama’s apparent belief that widespread Muslim hatred of Jews is only decades old. “Obama reveals that he has no idea, or doesn’t want to give the impression that he has any idea, about the reality of Islamic anti-Semitism,” said Robert Spencer, the author of many books on Islamic ideas and director of Jihad Watch. “Anti-Semitism is hard-wired into Islam,” from its origins before 700, said Andrew Bostom, author of three books about Islam, including “The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism,” which lists centuries of anti-Semitic hatred, murders, pogroms and apartheid-like discrimination.
  • Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller Are still Fighting Back against Their Ban: Help Them

    01/21/2014 5:00:23 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 January 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see a video of Pamela Geller by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. The 25 June 2013 is a significant date not only in the history of the counterjihad movement but also in the history of freedom of speech in one of the countries that most contributed to its establishment: Britain. That is the date on the letter to Robert Spencer announcing the UK Home Secretary Theresa May's decision that he should be excluded from the United Kingdom on the grounds that your presence here is not conducive to the public good... The Home Secretary notes...
  • Muslim group wants rabbi tossed from Harper's Israel trip

    01/16/2014 4:03:22 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | JANUARY 16, 2014 | DAVID AKIN
    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper hasn’t even started packing for his first visit to the Middle East, but the trip already has its first controversy. A Canadian Muslim group wants Harper’s officials to boot a Toronto rabbi out of the official delegation that will travel with the prime minister. In a letter sent to Harper on Tuesday, the National Council of Canadian Muslims said it objected to the presence of Toronto Rabbi Daniel Korobkin as part of Harper’s official delegation. Korobkin declined to comment, but Jason MacDonald, the prime minister’s director of communications, slammed the NCCM — formerly known...
  • Freedom of Speech Goes on Trial in Boston

    12/05/2013 1:50:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 12/5/13 | Pamela Geller
    It's not lost on me that I find myself just a stone's throw from Boston Harbor where the greatest of wars -- the fight for freedom and individual rights -- broke out here in 1774. Nowhere, at no time, has there been a more righteous of cause in the history of humankind. Then, as today, an out-of-control government took outrageous and egregious actions against our most basic individual rights -- and in this case, the most precious of all freedoms, the freedom of speech. Today Robert Spencer and I went to court in Boston. David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise represented...
  • When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

    11/12/2013 7:47:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’Posted By Robert Spencer On November 12, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators.It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing back memories of personal experiences with racism.”The offending photo featured a group of students apparently dressed as soldiers pointing...
  • A Terror Mastermind Comes to New York

    10/17/2013 7:03:00 AM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 14 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 16, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    In a revealing move, the Obama Administration has announced its intention to try captured al-Qaeda jihad terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi in federal court in New York City. Al-Libi, who was involved in the jihad bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, has been held for the last week and a half on a ship in the Mediterranean, but now he is on his way to the U.S., where his trial is certain to be an international media circus – and yet another exhibition of Obama’s thoroughgoing denial of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat. Senator...
  • Robert Spencer Banned From Britain For Saying that Islam Preaches Violence Against Unbelievers

    10/11/2013 12:55:52 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 34 replies
    Catholic Answer ^ | 9/20/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Robert Spencer has been banned from traveling to Britain, as of 9/20/2013. You can pick up his statement at the 1:50 mark in the audio program. He was told that he was banned because he said that "Islam has a doctrine about violence against unbelievers." "I said, 'What about all of the Muslim preachers who are already in Britain who say that Islam has a doctrine about violence against unbelievers?"
  • Jihad in Kenya

    09/23/2013 7:26:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 23, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Jihad in KenyaPosted By Robert Spencer On September 23, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 16 Comments As of Sunday afternoon, Islamic jihadists in an upscale Kenyan mall have murdered 59 people and wounded 175, and were still holding at least 30 hostages. All (or at least most) of the victims have been non-Muslims, for as witness Elijah Kamau reported: “The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted.”The murderers didn’t just take the word of those who were trying to leave that they...
  • Does the Qur’an Teach Hate?

    09/18/2013 5:37:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 18, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Does the Qur’an Teach Hate?Posted By Robert Spencer On September 18, 2013 @ 12:27 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments On September 11, 2013, a public information officer for Palm Beach County, Florida named John Jamason posted a message on his personal Facebook page: “Never forget. There is no such thing as radical Islam. All Islam is radical. There may be Muslims who don’t practice their religion, much like others. The Quran is a book that preaches hate.”The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) immediately complained, and demanded that the county turn over...
  • Muslims Mad as Hell About ‘Islamophobic’ Conference

    08/11/2013 1:54:43 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 51 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 11, 2013 | JP
    Eastern Michigan University hosted a day-long conference Saturday that dared to ask the question: “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” Leaders of the state’s Muslim community apparently didn’t care to hear the answer because they tried mightily to get the conference cancelled. “We respect the freedom of speech,” claimed Victor Begg, senior advisor of the Michigan Muslim Community Center. “However, denying the Holocaust, yelling ‘fire’ in a theater, or glorifying Hitler would not constitute freedom of speech.” In other words, anyone who wonders aloud whether Islam truly is the peaceful religion its adherents claim is on a moral par with...
  • Anti-Jihad Bloggers Barred from Britain

    07/02/2013 9:44:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 July 2013 | John Semmens
    Anti-jihad bloggers Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch will not be allowed to attend a demonstration protesting against the Islamic murderers of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, England. Home Secretary Theresa May explained that “excluding persons whose presence is not conducive to the public good is my responsibility. Allowing these people into the country would most likely further enrage those who back Rigby’s killers. We are snuffing this possibility before it can become reality.” Geller called the ban “a blow against freedom. The nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead.” Spencer avowed...
  • Bloggers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer Banned From Entering Britain

    06/27/2013 12:24:38 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 27, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Prominent anti-jihadi bloggers Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch have been banned from entering Great Britain for a democracy march. The BBC reported: Two prominent US bloggers have been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office has said. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer co-founded anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of America. They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed. A government spokesman said individuals whose presence “is not conducive to the public good” could be excluded by the home secretary. He added: “We condemn...
  • Britain capitulates to jihad -

    06/26/2013 8:03:17 PM PDT · by 56newblog · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch
    In a striking blow against freedom, the British government has banned us from entering the country. Muhammad al-Arifi, who has advocated Jew-hatred, wife-beating, and jihad violence, entered the U.K. recently with no difficulty. In not allowing us into the country solely because of our true and accurate statements about Islam, the British government is behaving like a de facto Islamic state. The nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead.
  • US bloggers banned from entering UK

    06/26/2013 12:07:08 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 41 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 26 June 2013 | BBC
    Two prominent US bloggers have been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office has said. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer co-founded anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of America. They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed. A government spokesman said individuals whose presence "is not conducive to the public good" could be excluded by the home secretary. He added: "We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form."
  • Interesting interview of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer and Muslims on BBC Asia

    06/21/2013 5:15:57 PM PDT · by struggle · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/21/2013 | BBC
    From what I've heard so far, the BBC actually provides a pretty objective interview.
  • The surveillance scandal is a direct result of our national denial about jihad

    06/11/2013 9:54:01 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 10, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    This surveillance scandal arises out of our national bipartisan unwillingness to face the reality of Islamic jihad. Because we all agree that Islam is a religion of peace, we can't possibly address where the threat is really coming from, and monitor mosques or subject Muslims with Islamic supremacist ties to greater surveillance. Instead, we have to pretend that anyone and everyone is a potential terrorist, and surveil everyone. Our freedoms and privacy are now at risk because of our refusal to admit the truth about Islam. People who leak classified information need to be punished, but Snowden is more of...
  • Obama's ministry of propaganda (Pamela Geller shares 'great American moment' media ignored)

    06/10/2013 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | June 9, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Snip: U.S. Attorney Bill Killian gave a PowerPoint presentation on hate crimes and hate speech. From beginning to end, it was full of condescension, smears, charges that the crowd was racist and thinly veiled threats that truthful speech about Islam could be prosecuted. Never once did he address the fact that people aren’t concerned about Muslims because of racism and xenophobia, but because of the reality of jihad terror and the uniform denial and obfuscation, and victimhood posturing that follows from Muslim communities after every jihad attack. Killian even stooped so low as to claim a sharp rise in “religiously...
  • Memorial Day 2013: Jihad Is Stronger Than Ever

    05/29/2013 10:20:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    The war on terror is long over. U.S. Army attorney Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman declared last week that the Fort Hood jihad massacre was a “criminal act of a single individual,” not an act of international terrorism. Barack Obama declared the war on terror over yet again last Thursday, saying, “Beyond Afghanistan, we must define our effort not as a boundless ‘global war on terror’ – but rather as a series of persistent, targeted efforts to dismantle specific networks of violent extremists that threaten America.” Obama announced the beginning of a glorious time of peace: “Today, Osama bin Laden is...
  • Who We Must Blame For Boston

    05/01/2013 7:33:24 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 38 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 1, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    Barack Obama promised Tuesday that he would be taking lessons from the Boston Marathon jihad bombing: “When an event like this happens, we want to review every step that was taken, we want to leave no stone unturned, we want to see if there is in fact additional protocols and procedures that could be put in place that would further improve and enhance our ability to detect a potential attack.’’ Sounds great – but ultimately all Obama offered were words. Words that are unlikely to be backed up by real action. The one thing that needs to be done –...
  • Sleeper Cell in America?

    04/22/2013 5:17:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 22, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Sleeper Cell in America?Posted By Robert Spencer On April 22, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments Capping off a week of misinformation, confusion, contradiction, and error from the media and law enforcement, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino insisted Sunday that the Boston Marathon jihad bombers acted alone, even as it was becoming increasingly obvious that they did not. The UK’s Mirror reported on the same day that “the FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist ‘sleeper cell’ linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.” And so the jihad in Boston...
  • Michael Savage Interviews Walid Shoebat on Boston, Obama's Connection to Wahhabism, etc.

    04/17/2013 1:33:55 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 23 replies
    SoundCloud ^ | 130416 | Michael Savage, Walid Shoebat
    Michael Savage interviews Walid Shoebat on the Boston Bombing and why the U.S. Government failed to prevent it, the threat of Jihad, Sharia; Obama's Kenyan connection to support of Wahhabism and Jihad, etc.
  • What Went Wrong With Bernard Lewis?

    03/17/2013 6:28:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2013 | Andrew G. Bostom
    I spent an hour with my colleague, the prolific author Robert Spencer, discussing Bernard Lewis, nonagenarian doyen of Islamic Studies. The entire interview, conducted as a segment for Robert's outstanding weekly series of Jihad Watch programs on the Aramaic Broadcasting Network, is embedded at the bottom of this posting. Please read the summary assessment of my concerns before watching the interview. A more detailed analysis of Lewis's analytic pitfalls can be read here. Accrued over a distinguished career of more than six decades of serious scholarship, Bernard Lewis clearly possesses an enormous fund of knowledge regarding certain aspects of classical...
  • Pam Geller: CPAC board member is “worse” than Anwar al-Awlaki

    03/16/2013 1:34:45 PM PDT · by AuntB · 22 replies
    Salon ^ | Mar. 16, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Anti-Muslim activist and blogger Pam Geller said Saturday at a CPAC panel of rouge conservative activists that a board member of the group that puts on the annual conservative conference is worse than a terrorist killed by an American drone strike in Yemen. Geller said the reason she and the other panelists — including fellow anti-Muslim activists Frank Gaffney and Robert Spencer — were barred from CPAC because of the nefarious influence of board members Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan. The three anti-Muslim activists have for years accused Gaffney and Khan of being members of the Muslim Brotherhood and secret...
  • Breitbart's 'The Uninvited' Panel to Ramp Up Pressure on GOP Establishment - 1pm (CPAC today)

    03/16/2013 8:37:22 AM PDT · by AuntB · 21 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Mar. 16, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Breitbart News will host "The Uninvited" panel on Saturday at CPAC from 1 p.m to 3 p.m (National Harbor Room 4) and continue its tradition of leading conversations on issues the Republican establishment and the mainstream media refuse to address. These issues topics crony capitalism, illegal immigration, global jihad and radical Islam, the persecution of Christians across the globe, and the gutting of the American military. These are not issues that only conservatives care about, but independents and Reagan Democrats as well. When Republicans speak to these Americans, they win majorities. When Republicans speak to Washington's elite, they get hammered....
  • Robert Spencer to appear at CPAC after all -- as part of "Uninvited" panel

    03/15/2013 11:53:21 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    Mar. 14, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    I was aced out of the CPAC People's Choice Blog Award by those who were desperate to avoid discussion of the Islamic supremacist ties of Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan. Well, they're going to get it anyway: "'The Uninvited': A Session of Controversial Speakers and Topics," from Breitbart News, March 14: March 14, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Breitbart News Network announced today that it will host a special two-hour session of controversial speakers and topics. The session will also include active audience participation. Among the topics covered: Crony Capitalism, Global Jihad, Illegal Immigration, the ongoing global persecution of Christians,...
  • Robert Spencer: Why I am not a conservative

    03/13/2013 9:14:53 AM PDT · by AuntB · 88 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | Mar. 12, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    Over at Atlas Shrugs I discuss why the common categorization of me as "right-wing" is all wrong: Many years ago, when I interviewed the great avant-garde saxophonist Charles Gayle, I asked him about bitter criticism he had received for his tendency to preach a pro-life message in the middle of his concerts. “Yeah,” he said with some amusement, “they always call me ‘right-wing.’ Man, I ain’t got no wings!” Neither do I. And as the events of the past week have shown, I am not “right-wing,” either; nor am I a conservative. Throughout my public career, of course, the mainstream...
  • The Grover's Choice Award: Jihad Watch wins CPAC award, barred from receiving it

    03/06/2013 8:49:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/6/13 | Robert
    I was surprised and honored that Jihad Watch was among the nominees for the People's Choice Blog Award, sponsored by Right Wing News and TheTeaParty.net, to be awarded at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2013. As you can see from the vote above, Jihad Watch won decisively, getting over 50% of the vote in a field of fifteen. And I received confirmation of the victory from one of the organizers of the CPAC blog awards when I asked him when voting officially ended: From: XXXXXXXXX Subject: Re: You've Been Nominated For A People's Choice Award At the CPAC Blogger...
  • Tea Party group wonders if CPAC has been compromised by the Muslim Brotherhood

    03/04/2013 9:56:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    God Discussion ^ | March 4, 2013 | D. Beeksma
    Conservatives confronted with the Republican Party's "stupid party" image after the November 2012 election will be gathering on March 14-16 for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. CPAC is an annual, 3-day gathering of conservative activists and political leaders who network and set the tone of the conservative political agenda. This year, CPAC has not been without controversy . Box Turtle Bulletin's Timothy Kinkaid has pointed out that gays — and in particular, GOProud — are banned from any formal role because of the cries of the Family Research Council and other religious right activists. Chris Christie,...
  • Geller and Spencer in The Jewish Press: Taunting the Lions in the Lions’ Den

    01/31/2013 5:49:30 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Setting the record straight on all of the nonsense: Taunting the Lions in the Lions’ Den The Jewish Press, January 30, 2013 CZC is holding a Purim gala honoring Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer at Santa Monica’s Shangri-La Hotel. By: Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer It is a rare instance when Muslims publicly make amends to Jews for their vicious anti-Semitism and then underwrite a Zionist event honoring two fierce Zionists. In fact, we don’t know of any time this has happened other than this one: the newly formed Creative Zionist Coalition (CZC) is holding a Purim gala honoring Pamela...
  • Hillary Lets the Jihadist Cat Out of the Bag.

    01/24/2013 7:35:08 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 24, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.” We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into...
  • December is Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month

    12/10/2012 9:27:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Robert Spencer has started an illuminating new daily series at Jihad Watch: Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month. Running through the month of December, it was inspired by the Pat Condell video above, which utterly destroys the trumped-up and manipulative propaganda concept of "Islamophobia Awareness Month." Toward the end of the video, Condell says that a Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month would be much more appropriate, and Robert took him up on it. Spencer explains: "After all, November was Islamophobia Awareness Month, and certainly the hatred and violence in the Qur'an kills many, many more...
  • Hamas: Killing Jews is worship of Allah (...latest anti-Semitic statement: 'This is Quranic Islam')

    11/29/2012 5:09:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Their words, not mine. Israel’s latest defensive action in Gaza has led to an ugly new outpouring of Jew-hatred across the globe. So many devout Muslims calling for jihad in the cause of Islam, so few “moderates” denouncing the devout. So many “misunderstanders” of Islam, so few “moderates” speaking out against the millions of “misunderstanders.” It is not surprising – because Jew hatred is a religious mandate under Islam. During Operation Pillar of Defense, Hamas broadcast a video on its official Al-Aqsa TV station saying, “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.” IPT News reported Monday that...
  • The Fed Reserve Bomb Plotter: Explaining Jihadist ‘Nice Guys’

    10/19/2012 5:05:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 19, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    “He is very gentle and devoted to his studies,” says the father of Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who was arrested after trying to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb at the New York City Federal Reserve Bank. And it could be true: he could be a gentle, studious soul. His studies of Islam could have led him to the conviction that he needed to wage jihad against Infidels. Nafis explained his action in clear Islamic terms. He told undercover agents, whom he thought were his fellow plotters: “I don’t want something that’s like, small. I just want...
  • Washington Post Thinks All Muslims Are Savages

    10/11/2012 8:29:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 11, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The hypocrisy of the enemedia is stunning. Robert Spencer explains how it is not my ads, but the leftists and Islamic supremacists who are opposing them, and their enemedia cheerleaders, who think all Muslims are savages: Washington Post: Don't deface pro-freedom ads, just surrender to jihadists instead Jihadwatch How much has our public discourse degenerated? This much: one of the most prominent, popular and respected Muslim spokesmen on the scene is Reza Aslan, who has recently been unmasked as a Board member of a front group for Iran's bloody Islamic regime. Aslan is also a Left-fascist who has called for...
  • Ahmadinejad and Morsi Lay Out the Islamic Agenda

    09/27/2012 3:58:03 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mohammed Morsi, arguably the foremost exponents today of Sharia rule, both spoke at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, and their speeches together amounted to an Islamic supremacist wish list for the world. .... Ahmadinejad ticked off a list of things that he posited had interfered with international brotherhood and harmony, including “egoism, distrust, malicious behaviors, and dictatorships,” as well as the Dark Ages and the Crusades.... Morsi, for his part, was less subtle. “The first issue which the world must exert all its efforts in resolving,” he declared, “on the basis of justice and dignity,...
  • Uncovering Early Islam (New books question the conventional history of Mohammed and Islam)

    05/17/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/17/2012 | Daniel Pipes
    The year 1880 saw the publication of a book that ranks as the single most important study of Islam ever. Written in German by a young Jewish Hungarian scholar, Ignaz Goldziher, and bearing the nondescript title Muslim Studies (Muhammedanische Studien), it argued that the hadith, the vast body of sayings and actions attributed to the Islamic prophet Mohammed, lacked historical validity. Rather than provide reliable details about Mohammed’s life, the hadith, Goldziher established, emerged from debates two or three centuries later about the nature of Islam. (This is like today’s Americans debating the Constitution’s much-disputed Second Amendment, concerning the right...
  • The Right's dirty little secret (Ignoring Radical Islam)

    07/30/2012 10:34:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 30, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Actually, it's a big dirty secret. I could not help but notice, over the past few years, the right wing blogosphere's silence on jihad and Islam. When I started blogging back in 2004-2005, there were literally scores of counter-jihad blogs in an already crowded field. Seven years later, it is a paltry few, save for Jihadwatch, Creeping Sharia,and political bloggers like Logan's Warning, IOTW,American Power blog, Zilla, ..... The first jolt and obvious disconnect was back in 2008, when Michelle Malkin and Hot Air suddenly and without explanation stopped running Robert Spencer's "Blogging the Quran" series and his Jihad Watch...
  • Did the Prophet Muhammad Really Exist? This Is Robert Spencer’s Shocking Answer

    05/07/2012 4:12:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 5, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Did the Prophet Muhammad really exist? This question, which may seem bizarre on the surface, is at the root of a new book by Robert Spencer, a prominent author and the director of Jihad Watch. Spencer, a figure who is praised by his fans and loathed by his detractors, has written numerous books on Islam. Earlier this week, The Blaze spoke with the expert about his controversial, new book, “Did Muhammad Exist?” As can be derived from the title, the text delves into some uncomfortable subject matter, as Spencer examines the historical documentation surrounding the Muslim prophet. The book’s official...
  • Inventing Muhammad? (Which of the many accounts of the Prophet Muhammad's life is true?)

    04/23/2012 4:17:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/23/2012 | By Robert Spencer
    Why would it matter if Muhammad never existed? Certainly the accepted story of Islam's origins is taken for granted as historically accurate; while many don't accept Muhammad's claim to have been a prophet, few doubt that there was a man named Muhammad who in the early seventh century began to claim that he was receiving messages from Allah through the angel Gabriel. Many who hear about my new book "Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam's Obscure Origins" ask why it would matter whether or not Muhammad existed -- after all, a billion Muslims believe he did, and they are...