Welcome to The Occidental Jihadist

Friends, Romans, Country-men (and -women),  fervent jihadists, frustrated Mahdists:

Some of you may have been following my Muslim millennial musings over at “Mahdiwatch.org.”  Probably many others of you are new.  In either case, thanks for checking out this site and if you are so moved, please follow it.  One of the major complaints about my former site was the inability to do just that.  Problem solved!

By way of brief bio: I’m a Christian (conservative but not fundamentalist); PhD in Islamic, World and African history (Ohio State, 2001); former US Army Arabic linguist and, later, civilian consultant to US Special Operations Command; author of books on the Middle East and Middle-earth; history professor; and sometime media opiner (as, for example, on Fox News Channel’s “War Stories: Fighting ISIS“).  I’m also a huge Shakespeare fan, and fence saber as often as I can–and usually left-handed.

Thanks again for checking out my site.  Stay tuned for more substantial commentary ASAP!