60 Minutes ran a feature Sunday night about the FBI curious role in the May 2015 Garland jihad attack at a free speech event co-organized by Pamela Geller and me. It was, predictably enough, viciously biased, sloppy, and incomplete, but it was nonetheless illuminating in raising a hard and unanswerable question: did the FBI want […]
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.
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May said it would be wrong to describe Masood’s jihad attack as “Islamic” extremism. She said: “It is Islamist terrorism. It is a perversion of a great faith.” But was there anything about Masood before his jihad massacre that would have identified him as an “Islamist” rather than as a Muslim? […]
The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them […]
The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). 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 […]
“He wanted them to only speak Lebanese, and learn the Koran. He wanted to teach them about guns, swords, war and jihad.” He wanted them to learn the Qur’an and guns, swords, war and jihad? Theresa May and Pope Francis and George W. Bush are doubtless right now on their way to Melbourne right now […]
Imagine if a “right-wing extremist,” say, a white supremacist, had killed three people in London yesterday. Do you think Canada would have today passed a motion condemning a “phobia” of white supremacists? The supporters of the Canadian bill condemning “Islamophobia” insist that it will not restrict the freedom of speech, but interim Conservative Leader Rona […]
Deradicalization programs, upon which the West has placed so much hope, have long been an obvious failure. Such programs are based on the premise that the true teachings of Islam are peaceful, and so all that needs to be done is show the jihadis how they’re misunderstanding the Qur’an and overlooking its teachings of peace, […]
“Everyone knows that all mosques in Brussels are in the hands of Salafists. We need to change this, we need new mosques that follow our democratic rules and that are being controlled by the government.” Good luck with that, but Mayor Mayeur should ask himself why it is that all the mosques in Brussels are […]
And it’s only going to get worse. The 40% just don’t fully realize what is happening yet. The jihad is upon France, and its restive Muslim population that is already turning parts of Paris into a war zone isn’t going to calm down and become a productive and loyal sector of French society. The unrest […]
The Middle East is the cradle of Christianity, but jihadis have brought about the near-total disappearance of Christians from the Middle East. Now Christians may not be able to return to Mosul, as the Islamic State has “bred a new generation of child radicals” there. A vicar — Father Daniel — said that “the terror […]