What Hugh sees when he looks in the mirror
Jihad Watch has from its inception been intended as much more than a website. We’re pleased with how rapidly our traffic is growing “” we just started in October, and the site received six million hits in April. But efforts are ongoing to establish Jihad Watch as an organization that will offer resistance to jihadist activity in the public and academic spheres. One of the most important aspects of this resistance at this point is simply raising public awareness of the nature and magnitude of the problem we are facing in jihad terrorism. In that connection, I am pleased to announce the formation of the Jihad Watch speakers bureau.
It’s a small bureau, more like a file cabinet, at this point: two available speakers. But it is a beginning. As funding and circumstances permit, we will add others.
One speaker is, of course, I myself: Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer. I am, if you are unaware, the author of two books on Islam and coauthor of a third. I’ve also written seven monographs on Islam for the Free Congress Foundation, and innumerable articles. I have spoken about Islam at the University of North Carolina, the Florida Society for Middle East Studies at Florida Atlantic University, and many other schools, institutions, and organizations “” as well as on hundreds of radio shows all over the country.
But the really exciting part of this announcement is our other available speaker: none other than Hugh Fitzgerald. Hugh is well known to regular readers of Jihad Watch as the gentleman who, with apparently miraculous ease, graces post after post with witty, erudite comments that manifest an astonishing breadth of knowledge about Islam and today’s jihad terrorism. I am delighted to announce that he is now available through Jihad Watch to speak to your group “” and that he is just as witty and erudite in person as he is on the printed page, or more so. Besides his comments here, you can read his review of my book Onward Muslim Soldiers here, which is much more elegantly written than the book itself, and his article “Islam for Infidels” here.
For information about booking either Hugh or me to speak to your group, use the “CONTACT US” feature to the left and send us an email.