The Washington Post, interviewing me for a hit piece on David Horowitz (whom they characterize, with their usual ham-handed propagandizing touch, as “an intellectual godfather to the far right”), asked me what the purpose of Jihad Watch was. This is what I told them.
“How a ‘shadow’ universe of charities joined with political warriors to fuel Trump’s rise,” by Robert O’Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg, Washington Post, June 3, 2017:
…It also formed an alliance with another charity called Jihad Watch, which would become a leading voice in calling for restrictions on Muslim immigrants.
“Our work at Jihad Watch relates to dispelling falsehoods and disinformation spread by The Washington Post and others regarding the motivating ideology, nature and magnitude of the jihad threat worldwide and within the U.S.,” the group’s chief, Robert Spencer, told The Post in a statement last month….