Question: I was wondering about those threat mails you’ve received. Do you consider them genuine? Has it influenced you in any way? –Alcari
Question: What kind of hate mail/issues/death threats have you had running a site that would be considered “controversial” by most? –Agnöstic
Answer: I’ll tackle these two together. To be honest, 99.9% of the emails that I receive on a daily basis are from decent people of all faiths. Of course there’s the typical, "You’re going to burn in hell" email, but many are just curious as to what I’m doing and why.
But having said that, posting the Muhammed caricatures changed that slightly. I received (and still do) and enormous amount of traffic from Iran and Turkey. If any of you have read the nearly 2,000 comments on there you can clearly see this. Now most of the Muslims commenting are just angry and venting which is cool with me. But a few others have sent me mails telling me to take them down or else me and my family would suffer. Others told me to watch out and that they have agents in the US that can find me. Are any of these serious, I don’t know… nor do I want to know.
Now has this influenced me? To be honest, no… not one damn bit. If anything, it has emboldened me to keep the site up and make it bigger and better. If nobody had a problem with the topics I discussed, then there is no reason to discuss them in the first place.