Erick Stakelbeck


Christians United for Israel’s CUFI Watchman Project: Director

TBN: “The Watchman” program: Host(February 2016 - Present)

CBN News: Host,Correspondent and Terrorism Analyst(2005-2015)

Fox News: Frequent Guest

Investigative Project on Terrorism: Senior Writer and Analyst(2003-2005)


Erick Stakelbeck is the host of “The Watchman” program on TBN(World’s largest Christian television network), which is a weekly, thirty minute newsmagazine specifically focusing on events in the Middle East, Israel and America. He is a graduate of Holy Family University in Philadelphia. He is also the director of the Christian’s United for Israel’s Watchman Project. Stakelbeck has written three books: The Terrorist Next Door: How the Government is Deceiving You About the Islamic Threat, Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy, ISIS Exposed: Beheadings, Slavery and the Hellish Reality of Radical Islam. In Stakelbeck’s first book a belief is set forth that the acts of terrorism attributed to Muslims are not cases of “extremism” but are inherently part of the Muslim religion. He has also claimed that these Islamic terrorists have infiltrated cities all over the United States and has referred to Dearborn as a “Radical Islamic enclave” and “Dearbornistan”.

Recent Activity

Erick Stakelbeck continues to host “The Watchman” on TBN weekly with over 120 episodes produced as of February 8, 2019. Stakelbeck speaks at events around the country for organizations that include Christians United for Israel, The Annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention, ACT for America, The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, The Israel Allies Foundation, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, etc.


Stakelbeck believes that the “Left” and “Islam” have allianced to destroy Western Civilization

Questioner asks Stakelbeck: “Why is the administration sucking up to (Muslims)? Is it stupid? Sinister?”

Stakelbeck: “The Left sees Islam as a ally and Western Civilization and the Judeo-Christian tradition is the enemy. They (Islam and the left) have a shared hatred for this country”

SOURCE: Religion Dispatches

“Number one, Islam’s core texts, the Quran, the Hadiths, are littered with violence and calls to violence, especially against Christians and Jews; number two, the example of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad, who even Muslims will tell you was a warrior and a conqueror and not a man of peace; number three, a cursory glance at Islam’s history, both current, older, it’s littered with conquests, with bloodshed, with expansionism. No intellectually honest individual Pat could look at those three points and tell you with a straight face that Islam is a religion of peace. We are kidding ourselves and it’s not going to get better if we are trying to appease Islamists that only makes them want more and more and makes them stronger.”

SOURCE: Right Wing Watch

Stakelbeck has been opposed to the construction of new mosques in America and fears a infiltration of Muslims into the Bible belt

“I’m sorry if you have a two hundred strong Muslim population, why do you need a five million dollar mega-mosque and where is the money coming from?”

“There is a concerted effort by Islamists to infiltrate the very heartland of American society. I write about this in my book “The Terrorist Next Door,” I call it “Southern Inhospitality,” and that’s what we’re seeing and you’re seeing it in a major way in that the Nashville area where you have tens of thousands of Muslim immigrants in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville.”

SOURCE: Islamophobia Today(May 2013)

Stakelbeck has accused some popular Middle Eastern based television stations of anti-American rhetoric and portrays Muslim organizations such as CAIR as extremist

“Al-Jazeera portrays the United States and Israel as twin Satans while casting jihadists and despots as courageous victims of Western aggression”

SOURCE: National Review by Erick Stakelbeck(2004)

“CAIR’s well-documented history of extremism is what makes this continued mainstream acceptance so troubling”

SOURCE: The Investigative Project on Terrorism

Stakelbeck views Muslim immigrants as a threat to Western values and unwilling to assimilate into society

“The waves of Muslim immigrants coming to Britain’s shore have religious zeal, a clear goal and a clear ideology, they know exactly what they want and exactly what their fighting for and that is Sharia law in the UK”

SOURCE: Erick Stakelbeck(Sept 2014)