In October 2003 I started not one, but two daily weblogs: Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch. The rough idea at the outset was to report on violent jihad activity at Jihad Watch, and at manifestations of dhimmitude by Western officials, along with the institutionalized mistreatment of non-Muslims (and women, since that is an inseparable issue) under Islamic law at Dhimmi Watch.
It is over five years later now, and this system has been working well enough, but for two problems:
1. Since Dhimmi Watch is not the main page of the site, many people even to this day don’t know that it is there, and do not read the posts there. Fewer people read what is there in any case.
2. The rapid acceleration of the stealth jihad in recent years has blurred the distinction between the two sites. Is the jihadist war on free speech a Jihad Watch or a Dhimmi Watch issue? In 2003 or 2004 I would probably have treated it at Dhimmi Watch, since it is an attempt to impose dhimmi restrictions upon the Free World; however, since it is a foremost front of the global jihad today, in 2007, 2008 and 2009 I have opted to treat it at Jihad Watch.
And these two considerations led me some time ago to the conclusion that two separate weblogs are not needed. After working out the technical issues involved, they’ve now been combined. The Dhimmi Watch archives will remain available on the left side of the front page, and all links will remain intact. We will, moreover, continue to report and comment on the same things that we have always reported and commented upon. We will just do it all on this single page.