Jihad Watch

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Jihad Watch

Jihad Watch is a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, directed by Robert Spencer. Jihad Watch’s primary purpose is to conduct research "regarding the current state of radical jihad theology and ideology." Spencer is the primary driver in promoting the myth that peaceful Islam is nonexistent and that violent extremism is inherent within traditional Islam. For more information about Robert Spencer, please refer to his profile featured on this site.

In 2013, Jihad Watch’s revenue was $347,454. Spencer’s activities are funded in large part through the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The David Horowitz Freedom Center contributed $170,500 in funding to Jihad Watch between 2010 and 2012. According to the 2012 tax filings of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, Spencer’s salary was $185,039. 

Jihad Watch has received $258,250 in funding from donors in the Islamophobia network between 2001 and 2012. 


Source: Center for American Progress research is based on 990s filed with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.