I hope all of you in the U.S. (and anywhere else where you might be observing it) are enjoying a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving. We are sipping champagne in the Jihad Watch headquarters now and thanking God for blessing us in this nation with relative peace and freedom, as difficult as those things are to protect and even fully to appreciate.
Jihad Watch grows apace. We hope to make it into an organization that will:
“¢ Counter radical Muslim whitewashes and distortions in the media and the academic sphere;
“¢ Provide an alternative to radical Muslim policy positions and influence among American lawmakers;
“¢ Raise awareness of the ways in which Islamic law denies equality of rights and dignity to non-Muslim minorities;
“¢ Aid moderate Muslims in efforts to press for reform of those areas.
Small steps toward these goals: we have perfected a reasonably bug-free subscriber function. Subscribe, and you will receive in your email daily a Digest of newly added articles, as well as occasional updates on the organization’s growth and progress.
You will also see on the left side of this page a new Donations feature. Eventually we plan to make it possible for your donations to be tax deductible, but meanwhile, any help you can give to make Jihad Watch into a strong voice in policy and the media in this war on terror will be gratefully appreciated and put to good use.
To that end also, an unmarked armored vehicle will pull up to Jihad Watch headquarters here in Secure Undisclosed Locationville tomorrow morning sometime between 3 and 6AM, in order to carry me to one of the foremost urban outposts of the Great Satan for a meeting. I hope to emerge from that meeting with a viable impetus to take Jihad Watch to the next level, but alas, this rendezvous will also keep me from filing news updates in the morning. I’ll be back as soon as I can, and until then, thank you all again for your support. — Robert Spencer