Recent headlines have lamented Islamic sharia control of entire prison housing blocks in Great Britain. At home, American political leaders are beginning to recognize and assess the threat of religious radicalization in prisons. It is a growing threat, in need of vigorous oversight and management. But efforts to combat this serious homeland security threat will […]
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
What do authorities think this catch-and-release procedure accomplishes? It keeps jihadis such as Abu Ishaq Al Masry off the streets for awhile, but it doesn’t do a thing to reform them. Do authorities think that if a jihadi sits in prison for awhile, or is deported, that he will suddenly realize that Islam is peace […]
The Justice Department should put a stop to this. But it’s anybody’s guess which side the Trump Justice Department is on at this point. “Outrageous Unconstitutional Intimidation of Private Citizens Who Opposed Mosque Project; Thomas More Law Center Steps In,” Thomas More Law Center, March 28, 2017: ANN ARBOR, MI – If you speak out […]
What exactly did the Germans expect? Few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage: “The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years […]
Where did they get the idea for this? You guessed it: “And know that anything you obtain of war booty – then indeed, for Allah is one fifth of it and for the Messenger and for near relatives and the orphans, the needy, and the traveler, if you have believed in Allah and in that […]
How likely is it that this family will assimilate and adopt Western values? And note that this is an “unfortunately ordinary story.” “Moroccan girl, 14, ‘whipped by parents,’” ANSA, April 5, 2017 (thanks to Insubria): (ANSA) – Milan, April 5 – A Milan children’s court on Wednesday temporarily removed a 14-year-old Moroccan girl from her […]
Pope Francis is doubtless on his way to Philadelphia now to explain to young Ahmad Shakoor that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” “Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew […]
“Listen, Putin, we will come to Russia and will kill you at your homes” – and subways. My latest in FrontPage: Ten people were killed and many others injured Monday when an Islamic jihadi exploded a bomb filled with shrapnel on the St. Petersburg metro. Another bomb was found in a different train station but […]
“St. Petersburg ‘suicide bomber’ from Islamic jihad hotspot,” by Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times, April 4, 2017: Russian authorities have identified the name of the man they think responsible for setting off the St. Petersburg subway blast that killed 14 and injured dozens — Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, 22. And they’re not using the “I-word”yet — Islam […]
Muslim parents in Berlin have furiously protested against a kindergarten after learning that one of its staff members is a homosexual man, with a number of families withdrawing their children when the daycare centre refused to sack him. It is ironic that gays in the West are typically leftists and oppose efforts to stop jihad […]