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Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch, a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.[1] He is also the co-author with ultra-Zionist Pamela Geller of a book in which they allege that US President Barack Obama, whom he has suggested may be a Muslim,[2] is waging a 'war on America.' In a joint video message, Geller has referred to Obama as 'the anti-Semite in the White House' who will bring about a 'second Holocaust', a view which Spencer affirms. Yet, despite Spencer's extreme views, he was recently invited to explain Islam to the Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force, one of the law enforcement and intelligence coalitions established and after 9/11.[3] In 2009, the American Library Association had to cancel an event on Islam after all panelists withdrew after finding out that Spencer was also included without their being informed.[4] He is also a supporter of the EDL.

In April 2009, Spencer was invited to speak in Cologne by Pro Köln. Following criticism by blogger Charles Johnson, Spencer said "I have not confirmed that I will be attending, and am looking into the group and the people involved".[5]



On Barack Obama

In a book co-authored with Pamela Geller, Spencer has argued that Obama is waging a 'war on America.'[6] But in a joint video message Spencer and Geller accused Obama of more heinous crimes:

Pamela Geller: 'It is not enough to fetishize the dead Jews that were murdered in WWII...[we must] make sure that it doesn't happen again. Because a second holocaust is coming. Six million Jews are in the Jewish homeland of Israel. It is now up to you and me to stop -- well -- the anti-Semite in the White House, and his useful idiots in the Congress.'
Robert Spencer: 'That's right'.[7]

Supporters and Admirers

Douglas Murray of the Centre for Social Cohesion has called Spencer "a profound and subtle thinker".[8]



According to a September 2010 Politico investigation David Horowitz's Freedom Center has channeled $1 million to Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch over the past three years. Another key funder is Joyce Chernick a WINEP trustee.[10] Bob Smietana of The Tennessean reports:

IRS filings from 2008 show that Robert Spencer, who runs the blog, earned $132,537 from the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative nonprofit.[11]



Book edited by Robert Spencer, 2005
  • Geller, P. & Robert Spencer (2010), The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America [12]
  • Spencer, R. (2009),The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran, Washington D.C., Regnery Publishing [13]
  • Spencer, Robert. (ed), (2005), The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islam Law treats non-Muslims, Prometheus Books [14]
  • See also the books list on Jihad Watch's site:

Contacts, Notes


  • Address: #7213 7 Colby Ct Bedford NEW HAMPSHIRE 03110.[15]

External Resources


  1. Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch, accessed 6 January 2009.
  2. Video of interview with Spencer available at: Robert Spencer Watch: “Obama May be a Mooslim”,, 11 May 2010
  3. Robert Dreyfuss, Anti-Muslim Bigot and Fanatic Explains Islam to the FBI and the Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force, The Nation, July 2010
  4. Ahmed Rehab, The Islam-Basher and the Librarian Kerfuffle, Huffington Post, 14 July 2009
  5. Robert Spencer, Hamas-linked CAIR defames me again, again using libelblogger Charles Johnson's Little Green Footballs talking points, Jihad Watch, 24 April 2009.
  6. Jihad Watch, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America
  7. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller Robert Spencer, SIOA Stands With Israel Rally NYC, International Civil Liberties Alliance, 25 April 2010
  8. Andrew Brown, Anders Breivik's spider web of hate, The Guardian, 7 September 2011
  9. Robert Spencer,Resisting Stealth Jihad, Middle East Forum, January 2009
  10. Kenneth P. Vogel and Giovanni Russonello, Latest mosque issue: The money trail, Politico, 4 September 2010
  11. Bob Smietana, Anti-Muslim crusaders make millions spreading fear, The Tennesean, 24 October 2010
  12. Jihad Watch, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America
  13. Amazon, The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran
  14. The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islam Law treats non-Muslims/dp/1591022495#reader_1591022495,
  15. According to SOIA's registration application submitted on 21 February 2010 to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Serial Number: 77940881)
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