Jihad Watch

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Jihad Watch is a website that is critical of Islam and its Jihad ideology. It was founded by Robert Spencer, the author of ten books including two New York Times bestsellers, and is a 501c3 organization affiliated with the David Horowitz Freedom Center.[1]

According to the site, "Jihad Watch is dedicated to bringing public attention to the role that jihad theology and ideology plays in the modern world, and to correcting popular misconceptions about the role of jihad and religion in modern-day conflicts. We hope to alert people of good will to the true nature of the present global conflict."[2]

Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in chief of the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi has said "Most of the effective surveillance work tracking jihadi sites is being done not by the FBI or MI6, but by private groups," and that the best-known and most successful of those include Jihad Watch.[3]

Notable features of the site include its "Blogging the Qur'an", which is commentary by Robert Spencer on the entire Qur'an. Jihad Watch Board Vice President, Hugh Fitzgerald, is also a frequent contributor.[4]

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  1. Robert Spencer Joins the David Horowitz Freedom Center - FrontPageMagazine, September 6, 2006
  2. Why Jihad Watch? - Jihad Watch?
  3. Abdel Bari Atwan - The secret history of al Qaeda - University of California Press, 2006, P. 137, ISBN 9780520249745
  4. Articles by Hugh Fitzgerald - Jihad Watch