I am very pleased and honored to have Raymond Ibrahim, the author of The Al-Qaeda Reader, writing at Jihad Watch. And now Raymond wants to hear from you.
Have you ever wondered what those “thanks to…” parenthetical tags on Jihad Watch posts mean? I’ve seen recently some conspiracy theorists spin elaborate webs from them, as they assumed that the person I was thanking was the author of the post, or the Svengali behind the ideas expressed therein. The reality is somewhat more prosaic, but even more urgent: the person I thank in Jihad Watch posts is the person who alerted me to the article I am posting. The comments on it are all mine, but I might not have known about the article at all had the person being thanked not sent it to me, and for that, thanks are in order.
Anyway, I get over 500 emails daily at firstname.lastname@example.org, not counting spam, and thank all who send in article links for their thoughtfulness. And now please send them to Raymond also, at email@example.com. And thus our jihad coverage here will move onward and upward, until finally perhaps one day an increasingly sleepy West will wake up, shake off its demons, and stand up for itself. But until that great day, there is a great deal of work to do in regard to raising awareness. So if you see an article that you would like to see posted and commented upon at Jihad Watch, please send it to Raymond as well as to me. And…thank you!