Will has left the building and he has handed me the keys to what is an absolutely extraordinary edifice. Since Jihadica was launched last May, I have never ceased to be awestruck by the depth and scope of Will’s analysis. I am grateful for and truly humbled by the opportunity to temporarily run Jihadica in his absence.
I had promised myself I would never blog (for lack of time), but I just couldn’t sit back and watch Jihadica die. I thus had the audacity to ask Will if he wanted me to take over until he gets back, and he generously agreed. The only reason I think can pull it off is that I will be joined by my very able colleagues Brynjar Lia, Anne Stenersen, and Hanna Rogan, all of whom are intimately familiar with the jihadi Internet.
We are all blogging virgins, so please bear with us in the first few weeks while we figure out the technical stuff and find our natural pace and style. The posting frequency will decrease a little, and the focus of our coverage will differ somewhat from Will’s, but the overall editorial line will stay true to the spirit of Jihadica.