[Editor’s note: From the Ayatollah Khomeini’s Resaleh Towzih al-Masael, translated into English by J. Borujerdi as A Clarification Of Questions: #2631. It is loathsome to eat the meat of horse and mule and donkey and if somebody makes coitus with them, that is an intercourse, they become unlawful and they must be taken out of the city […]
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
This anger is not just political, just as the political conflict between Israel and the “Palestinians” isn’t political, either. The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe […]
Well, he has already lost his head. This would just make it official. If the Islamic State gets the chance to make this image a reality, perhaps Pope Francis will be able to remind his killers, just before the blade slices into his neck, that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed […]
This is rich. Rehab Dughmosh, who tried to murder people with a golf club and a knife in a Canadian Tire store, said in court: “Damn your legislation, damn your nationality, go to hell. Hey you infidels, I do not worship what you worship.” Dughmosh is quoting chapter 109 of the Qur’an, which is an […]
What is ironic about this is that in the vast majority of those schools, if not all of them, students are taught that Islamic jihad violence has nothing to do with Islam, and that Muslims are the victims of large-scale “Islamophobia,” such that concern about jihad terror is “hateful,” “bigoted,” and “racist.” Reality broke through […]
It’s hard to tell what exactly is happening in Saudi Arabia. The New York Times presents it as a genuine relaxation of Islamic strictures, which, as is clear from the Times article itself, is not the same thing as reform of Islam: Muslim clerics who know full well what the contents of Islamic law are […]
The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do […]
Amber Rudd’s Home Office has lost track of some 56,000 migrants who were supposed to be deported, including over 700 criminals. Not only did the UK lose 56,000 migrants, including 700 ex-cons, but up to 23,000 jihadists are also running wild in Britain, while UK authorities thought the number was 3,000. And it is ridiculous […]
H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s embattled national security adviser, referred to the Islamic terrorist suspect in Tuesday’s deadly jihadist attack in Lower Manhattan as among a grouping of “mass murderers.” “Embattled” is right. McMaster is at odds with the Trump administration’s war against jihad terror, which motivated the President to issue a temporary ban on immigration […]
They can count on the ignorance of most of their readers, the tacit approval of Muslim leaders who want the real meaning of the phrase obscured, and the assurance that none of their peers will hold them accountable for this inaccuracy, because the truth would be “Islamophobic.” “Why media, officials mistranslate ‘Allahu akbar,’” by Art […]