This afternoon I received this identical email 108 times, each with an obscene, unprintable subject line. The same person attempted to subscribe to the Daily Digest 113 times, using a non-working email address. Apparently he did both in order to try to shut down our system. (It didn’t work, as you can see.) Judging from his IP address, I have heard from this gentleman before, and this is not the first time he has indulged his taste for repetition.
Here is the message:
you evil racist, hell is definetly your abode, when will you stop the work of satan, I am a muslim but I am against terrorism and extremism, you are turning average muslims into angry muslims, please stop this.
One thing I think is worth observing about this: “you are turning average muslims into angry muslims.”
How am I doing this, if I am really doing it at all? Presumably by shedding light on jihadist activity, and on how jihadists use the Qur’an and Sunnah to justify their actions and make recruits. If this man is really against terrorism and extremism as he says, he should not be angry at me for reporting about this, but at the jihadists who are actually committing acts of terrorism in the name of Islam. And he should direct his energies to more worthwhile activities than filling up my inbox with abusive, obscene junk — he could, say, try to formulate a comprehensive Islamic refutation of the jihadists, if he really believes that what they are doing is against Islam. I won’t be holding my breath.