Robert Spencer
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Robert Spencer

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of nineteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing) and The Truth About Muhammad (Regnery Publishing) and the bestselling The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books). Forthcoming in 2019 is The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process (Bombardier Books).

Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department's Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry.

Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning News, Fox News Opinion, National Review, The Federalist, The Hill, the Detroit News, TownHall.com, Real Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK's Guardian, Canada's National Post, Middle East Quarterly, WorldNet Daily, First Things, Insight in the News, Aleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a consultant to the Center for Security Policy, a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.

Spencer has appeared on the BBC, ABC News, CNN, FoxNews's Tucker Carlson Show, the O'Reilly Factor, Megyn Kelly's The Kelly File, the Sean Hannity Show, Geraldo Rivera Reports, the Glenn Beck Show, Fox and Friends, America's News HQ and many other Fox programs, PBS, MSNBC, CNBC, C-Span, CTV News, Bill O'Reilly's No Spin News, France24, Voice of Russia and Croatia National Television (HTV), as well as on numerous radio programs including The Sean Hannity Show, Bill O'Reilly's Radio Factor, The Mark Levin Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Herman Cain Show, The Joe Piscopo Show, The Howie Carr Show, The Curt Schilling Show, Bill Bennett's Morning in America, Michael Savage's Savage Nation, The Alan Colmes Show, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Neal Boortz Show, The Michael Medved Show, The Michael Reagan Show, The Rusty Humphries Show, The Larry Elder Show, The Peter Boyles Show, Vatican Radio, and many others.

Robert Spencer has been a featured speaker at the University of California-Irvine, Temple University, Dartmouth College, Penn State University, the University of California-Los Angeles, Stanford University, New York University, Brown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, State University of New York-Binghamton, State University of New York-Stony Brook, Florida State University, DePaul University, the College of William and Mary, Washington University of St. Louis, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Boise State University, Cal Poly, Portland State University, and many other colleges and universities. He has also addressed the Heritage Foundation, Westminster Institute, the Gatestone Institute, the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance in New York City, the Hudson Institute, the Temple of the Arts in Los Angeles, the San Diego Jewish Book Fair, the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute, the Young Presidents' Organization, Calvary Chapel Pacific Coast, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), FreedomFest, Young America's Foundation, Hershey's Sweet Retreat, the John W. Pope Civitas Institute, the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley, Train the Trainer, and many other audiences.

A complete listing of Robert Spencer's books:

Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World's Fastest Growing Faith (Encounter Books, 2002)
Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West (Regnery Publishing, 2003)
Inside Islam (with Daniel Ali) (Ascension Press, 2003)
The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims (Prometheus Books, 2004)
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing, 2005)
The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion (Regnery Publishing, 2006)
Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't (Regnery Publishing, 2007)
Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs (Regnery Publishing, 2008)
The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran (Regnery Publishing, 2009)
The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War On America (with Pamela Geller) (Threshold Editions/Simon & Schuster, 2010)
Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam's Obscure Origins (ISI Books, 2011)
Not Peace But A Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam (CA Press, 2013)
Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In (Regnery Publishing, 2014)
The Complete Infidel's Guide to ISIS (Regnery Publishing, 2015)
The Complete Infidel's Guide to Iran (Regnery Publishing, 2016)
The Complete Infidel's Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies) (Regnery Publishing, 2017)
Confessions of an Islamophobe (Bombardier Books, 2017)
The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books, 2018)
The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process (coming from Bombardier Books in September 2019)

Spencer's books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, Italian, German, Finnish, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia. His Qur'an commentary at Jihad Watch, Blogging the Qur'an, has been translated into Czech, Danish, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

Spencer (MA, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) has been studying Islamic theology, law, and history in depth since 1980. His work has aroused the ire of the foes of freedom and their dupes: in October 2011, Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups wrote to Homeland Security Advisor (and current CIA director) John Brennan, demanding that Spencer be removed as a trainer for the FBI and military groups, which he taught about the belief system of Islamic jihadists; Brennan immediately complied as counter-terror training materials were scrubbed of all mention of Islam and jihad. Spencer has been banned by the British government from entering the United Kingdom for pointing out accurately that Islam has doctrines of violence against unbelievers. He has been invited by name to convert to Islam by a senior member of al-Qaeda.

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