Andrew can’t read read Arabic. Just as anybody who can’t read Hebrew can not be a scholar of Judaism and somebody who can’t read German can’t be a scholar of Samson Raphael Hirsch (sorry Steve Bailey), so too anybody who can’t read Arabic can not be a scholar of Islam and cannot influence Islam and should not influence our views of Islam. I know it is fun to hate Islam, but we can’t seize of every writer who comes along as a "scholar of Islam."
"Luke Ford reports all of the 'juicy' quotes, and has been doing it for years." (Marc B. Shapiro)
"This guy knows all the gossip, the ins and outs, the lashon hara of the Orthodox world. He’s an [expert] in... all the inner workings of the Orthodox world." (Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff)
"This generation's Hillel." (Nathan Cofnas)
"You are like the Howard Stern of the Alt Right." (Frame Game Radio)