It’s a low-key day here in the Jihad Watch Towers in Secure Undisclosed Locationville: Hugh and I played a little shuffleboard and then we all retired to the sitting room for some cognac, to mark the second anniversary of the beginning of the Jihad Watch website.
People continue to wake up to the magnitude of the menace, and to just how seriously threatened are the principles of universal human rights upon which Western societies are based. We are now averaging over 400,000 hits per day — over twenty thousand daily visits — and that is considerably more than what we were getting when we started. In the past year I have given information on Islam and jihad to a Senate committee, a Congressman, and even to some mainstream media outlets that won’t have me onscreen, but don’t mind getting the facts from me behind the scenes — which means that the truth is, little by little, here and there, getting out.
Still, two years on, and ignorance still blankets the nation. This year I have been speaking all over the country, two or three a month, and while some audiences are quite well-informed, most are dumbfounded and some even hostile when I tell them about the root causes of jihad activity, the goals of the jihad movement, the extent of jihad activity in the United States and Europe, and what non-Muslims and Muslims of good will need to do in order to combat this scourge.
So there is a great deal more work to be done. On to Year Three.