Sam Shamoun has wasted over a decade of his life with his internet antagonism of Muslims, this decade or so has seen him transform into a family man - he has a wife and children now.
With such responsibilities come the need for money. The normal course of action would be to get a job but Shamoun persists with his internet activity relying on handouts/donations from folk on paltalk, facebook and other such places.
Clearly, the man is collecting enough cash to support his family; unless he is on the welfare system and/or sending his wife out to work whilst he harasses and abuses young Muslims on the net.
Sam Shamoun's plan seems to be to pursue his career in Christian apologetics along with his buddy David Wood of Acts 17. Ever since Dr Nabeel Qureshi bailed on Acts 17 it seems they have been like two peas in a pod. It also seems the drive for donations has been ratcheted up recently. I guess sicne there's a ton of folk out there who know Islamophobia is a business the 'market' has been flooded. It's not like Shamoun and Wood have any expertise to set them apart from the average Islamophobe with google, a website/blog and YouTube channel in tow, is there? I mean none of them know Arabic, neither have any qualifications in ANY Islamic discipline and nor are they respected amongst the Muslim community.
How does one Islamophobe seeking fame and cash set him/herself apart from the rest in a crowded market?
The 'models' in the industry of Islamophobia (for the Isamophobes) would no doubt be those with the biggest profiles (and bank balances as a result). You have folk who claim they are 'ex Muslim' which seperates them from the rest. A woman claiming herself to be ex-Muslim such as Wafa Sultan and Ayan Hirsi Ali would certainly stand out and grab a load of traction and 'work'.
Shamoun and Wood are not former Muslims and nor are the women (Wood's cross-dressing does not qualify him to use female changing rooms or bathrooms - he's not a female!).
Then there's the so called ex-terrorists who seem to be raking it in - Kamal Saleem and Walid Shoebat. It's a bit late for Shamoun and Wood to claim they were recruited as terrorists for Mossad (oops I mean Hamas).
So who is left? Possibly the most infamous of them all (and the richest?), Robert Spencer. He wrote a book attacking Prophet Muhammad (his book has been refuted chapter for chapter - see Moustafa Zayed's book, The Lies About Muhammad).
No prizes in guessing what Sam and Dave are planning to do? Yep write a book or two or three. Not original. It's already been done before - many times over.
How Predictable: Islamophobes Wanting to CASH in by Writing Books about Islam
However, it seems their venture to write a book is already bringing in the cash (KERCHING!!!). They have started asking for cash to cover their expenses whilst they write the book/s. What stuck out to me is that Sam Shamoun does his internet thing FULL TIME. He is ALREADY dependent on donations so for Dave to be asking on behalf of Sam Shamoun raises a few questions.
Further still, Shamoun in writing a book does not need to expend much time at all. He's been doing this for over a decade now and one would suspect that he would just make a sloppy hodge-podge of his old (already-refuted) tomes and present it as a book.
Shameless and Arrogant
In the video David Wood claims the best books on Islam are waiting to be written suggesting he and his other donation-seeking buddy are going to write one of the better books despite not knowing Arabic and having no qualifications at all. Contrast this with the world-renowned authorities who have written books on Islamic subjects who are respected in the field of academics - some of whom have legacies spanning centuries.
The amateurs with Google are taking over the field of academia? No, the lunatics are not taking over the asylum. These folk are simply living in a hubris on the net. Time to turn the computer off and get real jobs lads!
PS Are these two donation-seeking wannabe-authors going to split the profits of any book sales with those who give them cash now? I doubt it. Surely only when Islamophobia and rampant Christian fundamentalism merge do we get amateurs being given cash to write about Islam. That speaks volumes.