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The J Word: Jihad, Between Hype and Reality

Hi, my name is Steven Danios (a.k.a. Danios of LoonWatch).  I recently launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the completion, publication, and promotion of my upcoming book, The J Word: Jihad, Between Hype and Reality.

The J Word

Actual book design may vary.

The book focuses on refuting the fundamental premise of Islamophobia–that Islam is somehow the most violent religion on earth.  Sadly, more white Americans than not believe this to be true, which is why it’s extremely important that a book of this type is written.

Robert Spencer is the director of, arguably the most well-known anti-Muslim hate site on the internet.  Spencer authored a book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).  The ideas contained in this book are important to refute not just because they constitute Spencer’s attack on Islam, but because these ideas are universally shared by Islamophobes in general.  Spencer’s book can be considered a collection of anti-Muslim myths that the Islamophobes rely on.  Refuting Spencer’s book is therefore refuting all of Islamophobia.


The groundwork for this book is already done: I’ve written several articles on this topic, including the Understanding Jihad Series, which will give the reader an idea of what my book is all about:

Articles by Danios on Islam and Terrorism

All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t: According to the official FBI database from 1980 to 2005, Muslim extremists were responsible for only six percent of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

Europol Report: All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 99.6% that Aren’t: According to Europol’s annual study of terrorism, Muslim extremists were responsible for less than 1% of terrorist attacks in Europe.

Updated Europol Data: Less Than 1% of Terrorist Attacks by Muslims

RAND Report: Threat of homegrown jihadism exaggerated, Zero civilians killed in U.S. since 9/11:  Published in 2010, this article revealed that almost a decade after the 9/11 attacks, not a single civilian in the U.S. was killed by Muslim extremists.  So, why the alarmism?

Europol Reports Zero Deaths from Islamic Terrorism in Europe

Annual Report: Zero Civilians in U.S. Killed by Islamic Terrorism… Just Like Every Year Since 9/11

New York Times Article Understates How Overstated Islamic Terrorism Threat Really Is

Gallup Poll: Jews and Christians Way More Likely than Muslims to Justify Killing Civilians

Surveys Show Muslims in Every Country Less Likely to Justify Killing Civilians than Americans and Israelis

The Greater Islamophobia: Bombing, Invading, and Occupying Muslim Lands: Parts I, II, and III (unpublished)

Eye-Opening Graphic: Map of Muslim Countries that the U.S. and Israel Have Bombed

Reply to Prof. Juan Cole

“We’re at War!” — And We Have Been Since 1776: 214 Years of American War-Making

It’s Only Terrorism When Muslims Do It

Most Victims of Islamic Terrorism are Muslims… And Why America is to Blame For It


The Understanding Jihad Series

The Understanding Jihad Series: Introduction

Part 1: Warrior Prophet: Moses or Muhammad?

Part 2: Who was the Most Violent Prophet in History? (Hint: It wasn’t Muhammad.)

Part 3: The Suicide Bomber Prophet

Part 4: What the Koran-bashers Don’t Want You to Know about the Bible

Part 5: Jesus Loves His Enemies…And Then Kills Them All

Part 6: The Bible’s Prescriptive, Open-Ended, and Universal Commandments to Wage Holy War and Enslave Infidels: Parts IIIIII, and IV

Part 7: Majority of Americans Believe the Bible is Literally True and the Word of God

Part 8: The “But That’s Just the Old Testament!” Cop-Out: Parts I and II

Part 9: My God is Better than Yours: Refuting the Moon God Theory: Parts IIIIII, IV-a, IV-b, IV-cIV-d, and V

Robert Spencer Insists Muslims Worship a Different, Pagan God; A Case Study in Spencer’s Paper Thin Arguments

The Bible’s Yahweh, a War-God?: Called “Lord of Armies” Over 280 Times in the Bible and “Lord of Peace” Just Once: Parts I and II

Allah as the Best of Deceivers?

Part 10: Does Jewish Law Justify Killing Civilians?  (Disclaimer: Why Religious Zionism, Not Judaism, Is The Problem)

#1 Civilians are Really Combatants

#2 Collective Punishment is Kosher: Parts I, II, III, and IV

#3 Promoting Ethnic Cleansing: Parts I and II

#4 Terrorism!

One Israeli Soldier Worth More than 1,000 Palestinians

#5 There are No Rules in Times of War (unpublished)

Part 11: What I Bet You Didn’t Know About the Christian Just War Doctrine: Parts I, II, III, and IV (unpublished)

Part 12: Why You Shouldn’t Trust Robert Spencer’s Biography of the Prophet Muhammad

More Proof You Shouldn’t Trust Robert Spencer’s “Scholarship”

Muhammad is the 99 Percent

When They Almost Killed Muhammad: The Persecution of Islam’s Early Followers

History’s First Jihad: Was it Justified?

Jihad By Any Means Necessary?

Part 13: Warrior Monks: The Untold Story of Buddhist Violence: Parts I and II (unpublished)

Articles by Danios on “Dhimmitude”

The Church’s Doctrine of “Perpetual Servitude” was Worse than “Dhimmitude”: This article is a direct refutation of chapter four of Robert Spencer’s book, entitled “Islam: Religion of Intolerance.”  Here, I forever lay to rest the Islamophobic argument of “dhimmitude.”

Robert Spencer is on the Ropes; Spencer’s Bumbling Reply to LoonWatch: This is a rebuttal of Robert Spencer’s reply to my article about “dhimmitude.”

Robert Spencer Dodges Debate with LoonWatch

Robert Spencer Fuming Over LoonWatch, Threatens Danios with 101 Lashes

The Protocols of the Elders of Mecca: The Final Word on the Pact of Umar: This was part two of my series on “dhimmitude.”

Do Muslims Want to Reimpose Dhimmitude or Live as Equals?  This article refutes another fundamental conspiracy theory harbored by ardent Islamophobes.

More Proof that Robert Spencer is an Intellectual Huckster: Part I and II

Articles by Danios on Taqiyya

Silencing Spencer: Taqiyya and Kitman are part of Judeo-Christian Belief

Articles by Danios on Women in Islam

Robert Spencer Rapes the Truth, Part 1: Does Sharia Reject the Testimony of a Rape Victim?:  This is a rebuttal of chapter five of Robert Spencer’s book.  Here, I put to rest another enduring but inaccurate claim about Islam.

Anti-Sex Laws of Islam: Not as Simple as You May Think

Proof that Robert Spencer’s Relies on Bogus Translations: Robert Spencer uses bogus translation of Arabic to “prove” that a fatwa claims that it is permissible in Islam to have sex with a prepubescent girl.

Articles by Danios on Sharia

Muslim Americans Must Obey U.S. Laws: Nidal Hasan Disobeyed Islamic Doctrine:  This article was written shortly after the Fort Hood Shooting.  In it, I prove that Islamophobes are wrong to claim that the shooter was simply “obeying Islamic doctrine” when he shot and killed his fellow soldiers.

Christians Must Obey God’s Law Over the Constitution:  Many right-wing Christians claim that American Muslims are trying to overthrow the Constitution with Sharia, yet oftentimes it is these same Christians who place their religious laws over the law of the land.

Articles by Danios about “Why Do They Hate Us?”

Attempted Times Square Bombing: Is it Forbidden to Ask “Why”?:  No, they don’t attack us for our freedoms.

Times Square Bombing in Retaliation for U.S. Drone Strikes, No Connection to Islam

U.S. avenges Time Square bombing by killing more Pakistani civilians: Violence is not the proper response to violence.

Why Do They Hate Us?  They Don’t.

Articles by Danios on Debating Robert Spencer

Danios of LoonWatch accepts Robert Spencer’s Challenge to a Debate: And Spencer has been running away from a debate ever since.

Is Robert Spencer a scholar?

Internet Sociopath Robert Spencer Scared of Debate

Robert Spencer of JihadWatch Becomes Desperate Against LoonWatch

Why Can’t Robert Spencer Debate Danios of LoonWatch (Again)?

Surprise, Surprise: Robert Spencer of JihadWatch is Weaseling Out of Debate with Danios of LoonWatch

Danios of LoonWatch Accepts Robert Spencer’s Choice of Venue and Moderator: Will Spencer Keep Chickening Out?

Robert Spencer Runs Away from Debating Danios – Again – in ABN Getaway Car


Miscellaneous Articles by Danios

Witch Hunts: A Muslim Problem Only?: No, Islam is not the only religion with crazies.

Fathima Bary Needs to Read Her Bible; Final Word on Islam and Apostasy

South Park, the “Four Morons” of Revolution Muslim, and CNN’s Epic Fail:  This article is about the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which sparked a worldwide controversy.

Ten Years After 9/11 Attacks, Exploitation of “Patriot Day” Continues

Al Arabiya Poll: Some Arabs Justify 9/11 And Deny Al-Qaeda’s Culpability; I Say: Yeah, So What?: Parts I and II

Iranian Book “How to Eliminate Israel from the Planet” No Different than Israeli Publications

On the Outlandish Claim that there is no Islamophobia

Even OBL Admitted that Homegrown Terrorism is un-Islamic?  What the Bin Laden Letters Reveal

Boston Marathon Bombings in Perspective: Is Dzhokhar the Joker All Al-Qaeda Has Left?

Bomber Motivated by Religion?: Media Regurgitates Government Propaganda

Bat Ye’or: Anti-Muslim Loon with a Crazy Conspiracy Theory Named “Eurabia”

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    • Hamza

      Can’t wait till you release it on amazon. It’s a first-day buy for me.

    • Live and learn

      that fox news interview was uhhh something, eh?

    • CriticalDragon1177

      So am I

    • jameyfan

      Looking forward to reading your book!

    • jameyfan

      Did you guys see him on Bill Maher? He was excellent!

    • CriticalDragon1177

      You’re welcome!

    • Danios_of_LoonWatch

      Thank you for your support, all who posted.

    • Razainc_aka_BigBoss

      Hey Danios good to see you finally got the book going, can’t wait

    • CriticalDragon1177


      I’m definitely interested in your new book. There aren’t people enough out there refuting anti Muslim bigots like Spencer et-al.

    • RD Sultan

      Fantastic. My best wishes for your health and happiness attend you.

  • mindy1

    Good luck with this, sounds interesting

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