Monday, August 15, 2016

Foremost expert on Islam, Robert Spencer speaks on the refugee crisis and the Islamic idea of hijrah


On December 18, 2015, Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer spoke at an ACT for America meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the national security implications of the Syrian refugee crisis.

About Robert Spencer

http://www.jihadwatch.org/about-robert

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of fourteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Truth About Muhammadand The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (both Regnery). His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS (Regnery). Coming in 2016 will be The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran(Regnery).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and the U.S. intelligence community. He led such training sessions regularly for six years until October 2011, when Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups wrote to Homeland Security Advisor (and current CIA director) John Brennan, demanding that Spencer be removed as a trainer for teaching JTTF agents about the belief system of Islamic jihadists; Brennan immediately complied.
Spencer has been banned by the British government from entering the United Kingdom for the crime of pointing out that Islam has doctrines of violence against unbelievers. He has been boycotted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for refusing to adhere to their “Islam is a Religion of Peace” line, and was invited by name to convert to Islam by a senior member of al-Qaeda.
Spencer is the Vice President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and in addition to his books, has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. A complete listing of his books:
  • Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World’s Fastest Growing Faith (Encounter);
  • Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West (Regnery);
  • Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics (with Daniel Ali) (Ascension);
  • The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims (Prometheus);
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery);
  • The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion (Regnery);
  • Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t (Regnery);
  • Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs (Regnery);
  • The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran (Regnery);
  • The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War On America (with Pamela Geller) (Threshold Editions/Simon & Schuster).
  • Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins (ISI);
  • Not Peace But A Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam (Catholic Answers);
  • Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In (Regnery);
  • The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS (Regnery).
Spencer’s books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, Italian, German, Finnish, Korean, Polish and Bahasa Indonesia.
He has completed a weekly Qur’an commentary at Jihad Watch, Blogging the Qur’an, which has been translated into Czech, Danish, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. He has served as a contributing writer to Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsNational ReviewTownHall.com,Real Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events.
Spencer has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He has also appeared on the BBC, ABC News, CNN, FoxNews’s O’Reilly Factor, Megyn Kelly’s The Kelly File, the Sean Hannity Show, the Glenn Beck Show, Fox and Friends, America’s News HQ and many other Fox programs, PBS, MSNBC, CNBC, C-Span, France24, Voice of Russia and Croatia National Television (HTV), as well as on numerous radio programs including The Sean Hannity Show, Bill O’Reilly’s Radio Factor, The Mark Levin Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Joe Piscopo Show, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, Michael Savage’s Savage Nation, The Alan Colmes Show, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Neal Boortz Show, The Michael Medved Show, The Michael Reagan Show, The Rusty Humphries Show, The Larry Elder Show, The Barbara Simpson Show, Vatican Radio, and many others.
He has been a featured speaker at the University of California-Irvine, Temple University, Dartmouth College, Penn State University, the University of California-Los Angeles, Stanford University, New York University, Brown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, State University of New York-Binghamton, State University of New York-Stony Brook, Florida State University, DePaul University, the College of William and Mary, Washington University of St. Louis, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Boise State University, Cal Poly, Portland State University, and many other colleges and universities. He has also addressed the Heritage Foundation, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in New York City, the Temple of the Arts in Los Angeles, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), FreedomFest, and many other audiences.
Spencer (MA, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) has been studying Islamic theology, law, and history in depth since 1980. As an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation in 2002 and 2003, he wrote a series of monographs on Islam: An Introduction to the Qur’anWomen and IslamAn Islamic PrimerIslam and the WestThe Islamic Disinformation LobbyIslam vs. Christianity; and Jihad in Context. More recently he has also written monographs for the David Horowitz Freedom Center: Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future (with David Horowitz); Obama and Islam (with David Horowitz); What Americans Need to Know About JihadThe Violent Oppression of Women In Islam (with Phyllis Chesler); Islamic Leaders’ Plan for Genocide; and Muslim Persecution of Christians