Jihad Watch

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Jihad Watch logo circa 2015, Wikimedia Commons.
Jihad Watch is a website blog launched in October 2003 by 'noted anti-Islam blogger'[1] Robert Spencer to fight against what it labels as 'proponents of jihad and dhimmitude'. For Spencer this includes Muslims since 'No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad.' Many examples which contradict Jihad Watch's statement can be found on the website of the Council on American Islam Relations where statements by CAIR and other Muslim groups and individuals have been reprinted.[2]

Jihad Watch has also backed the anti-Muslim English Defence League.[3] and operates under the umbrella of the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC).[4] Jihad Watch's website was designed by Charles Johnson.[5]

Affiliations

Principals

  • Robert Spencer - Director[9]
  • Hugh Fitzgerald - Board Vice President[10] (As of October 2010 there is no official "About" page for Fitzgerald, only references to him as "Board Vice President" in Jihad Watch posts)

Funding

According to a September 2010 Politico investigation, the David Horowitz Freedom Center channelled $1 million to Jihad Watch over the previous three years. Another key funder is Joyce Chernick a WINEP trustee.[11]

In 2012 Jihad Watch received funds from Nina Rosenwald's Abstraction Fund according to that organisation's tax filings[12]

It received $5,000 from the Abstraction Fund in 2014. [13]

Contact

References

  1. Ahmed Rehab, "The Islam-Basher and the Librarian Kerfuffle", Huffington Post, 14 July 2009
  2. CAIR, "CAIR's Anti-Terrorism Campaigns", CAIR website, accessed on 28 October 2010
  3. Robert Spencer, EDL forms Jewish Division, Jihad Watch, 18 July 2010
  4. ANNE BARNARD and ALAN FEUER, "Outraged, and Outrageous", New York Times, 8 October 2010, accessed on 28 October 2010
  5. JONATHAN DEE, "Right-Wing Flame War!", New York Times, 21 January 2010, accessed on 28 October 2010
  6. Frontpage Magazine, "Robert Spencer —– Jihad Watch", Frontpage Magazine, accessed on 28 October 2010
  7. Robert Spencer, EDL forms Jewish Division, Jihad Watch, 18 July 2010
  8. Adam Shah, "Pamela Geller won't let the facts get in the way of her attacks on Muslims", Media Matters for America, 7 August 2010
  9. Jihad Watch, "About Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch, accessed on 28 October 2010
  10. Jihad Watch, "Fitzgerald: The art of sinking in geopolitics", Jihad Watch, 30 March 2006, accessed on 28 October 2010
  11. Kenneth P. Vogel and Giovanni Russonello, Latest mosque issue: The money trail, Politico, 4 September 2010
  12. Form 990 - 2012, FoundationCenter.org
  13. Abstraction Fund, 990 Form, 2014