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1st November 2017 – Quoted by Mark Martin - CBN News

Researcher: ‘No Question’ ISIS is Promoting Trucks as Weapons

David Adesnik

Investigators in New York City say the suspect drove a rental truck along a bike path, running down pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into a school bus. more...

24th October 2017 – Quoted by Shawn Snow - The Military Times

Niger is a central hub for US counterterrorism ops in West Africa

Bill Roggio

The deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger on Oct. 4 caused many Americans, including U.S. senators, to question why American troops are operating in the small West African nation. As details of the event begin to trickle in, a once shadowy mission is coming to light. more...

17th October 2017 – Quoted by Diario Extra

Terrorismo penetra C.R. con cigarros y dinero Empresario importa producto usado por crimen organizad

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Una tabacalera instalada dentro de una pequeña bodega en Guadalupe de Goicoechea, presuntamente fabrica y trae a Costa Rica cigarros marca Seneca provenientes de Canadá. Los encargados de logística en ese país utilizan una ruta de crimen organizado y terrorismo, la cual pasa por suelo tico y lo penetra con el producto y con dinero ilícito. more...

3rd October 2017 – Quoted by First Post

IS too quick to claim attacks: From Las Vegas to Philippine casino, the group’s unverified claims

Thomas Joscelyn

Even as the Islamic State is losing major territory in Iraq and Syria, the group is actively claiming responsibility for every attack and bomb blast in the world. It enjoyed a brief moment of glory after claiming the Las Vegas shooting on Monday, where 59 people were killed and 527 injured. Without providing any evidence, the organisation said that the gunman was a soldier from its ranks, who converted to Islam months ago. more...

3rd October 2017 – Quoted by Tim Hume - VICE News

ISIS Claiming Las Vegas Has Terror Experts Confused

Thomas Joscelyn

Nevada state police and the FBI continue to gather evidence from the gruesome Las Vegas massacre Sunday that left 59 dead and 527 more injured, but the shooter’s possible motives remain unclear. The Islamic State’s claim of responsibility for the deadly shooting has added to the confusion surrounding the case, and while it has been met with widespread skepticism, experts aren’t prepared to discount it just yet. more...

2nd October 2017 – Quoted by Alex Kasprak - Snopes

Islamic State’s Claim of Responsibility for Las Vegas Shooting Confounds Experts

Thomas Joscelyn

Late in the evening of 1 October 2017, during the annual Route 91 Harvest country musical festival held on the Las Vegas Strip, a man later identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock indiscriminately opened fire on concertgoers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, killing more than fifty people and injuring hundreds more. With the official casualty list far from finalized, the tragedy has already become the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. more...

28th September 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Clifford D. May

FDD president Clifford May joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss the threat that Venezuela poses to the US. more...

27th September 2017 – The Washington Times

Latin America’s socialist-Islamist-narco-terrorist alliance

Clifford D. May

At the U.N. last week, President Trump had harsh words for the “socialist dictatorship” that has impoverished Venezuela. He railed against “Islamist extremism” and “radical Islamic terrorism,” the former a supremacist ideology, the latter a weapon being used to mass-murder Muslims, Christians Yazidis, Jews and Hindus. He took note, too, of the threat posed by “international criminal networks” that “traffic drugs, weapons, people.” more...

25th September 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows and Long War Journal editors Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn join the John Batchelor Show to discuss the Islamic States internal battle over the extent of its extremism. more...

25th September 2017 – Quoted by Art Moore - World Net Daily

Al-Qaida targets Afghanistan as U.S. steps up military effort

Thomas Joscelyn

Just as the United States redoubles its 16-year-old military effort in Afghanistan, counter-terrorism specialist are spotlighting a “code of conduct” issued by al-Qaida’s branch in the region that declares the jihadist movement’s commitment to cooperating with the Taliban and calls on Muslims everywhere to support the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.” more...

24th September 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

ISIS retreats but plots post-caliphate terror war

Thomas Joscelyn

The days of the caliphate, the proto-state pro­claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) across Syria and Iraq in mid-2014, are numbered. A perplexing cluster of US, Russian, Iranian, Turkish and Syrian military forces along with Kurds, jihadists and Tehran-backed Lebanese, Iraqi, Pakistani and Af­ghani Shia militias have been driv­ing ISIS from its last major urban bastions in Mosul and Raqqa. more...

23rd September 2017 – CJYE

The Drew Marshall Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross join The Drew Marshall Show to discuss terrorism and faith. more...

16th September 2017 – Fox News

America News HQ

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discussing the latest on London. more...

15th September 2017 – Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP Jonathan Schanzer discusses the London attack on Happening Now. more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Agence France Presse

On 9/11 anniversary, Al-Qaeda rebounding as a threat: experts

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaeda is on the rise again in the shadow of the Islamic State group in Syria, 16 years after the jihadists shocked the United States in the September 11, 2001 attacks, experts said Monday. more...

11th September 2017 – WMAL

The Larry O’ Conner Show

Clifford D. May

Listen as Larry spoke with Cliff May, founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, regarding his latest article, Another grim anniversary. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Zach Beauchamp - Vox

16 years after 9/11, al-Qaeda is back

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

While the US response inflicted real damage on al-Qaeda, the worrying truth is that in recent years the terrorist group has managed to rebuild itself, taking advantage of the international focus on ISIS to become as strong, if not even stronger, as it was before 9/11. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

September 11 and Seeing the Writing on the Wall

Clifford D. May

Reflecting on this dark anniversary in American history, Clifford May thinks back to a conversation he had in early September 2001 with the late Congressman Jack Kemp and the late diplomat and political scientist Jeane Kirkpatrick. more...

11th September 2017 – The Wall Street Journal

How Do Palestinians Define ‘Terrorism’?

Jonathan Schanzer, Grant Rumley

There is one step Mr. Abbas could take to demonstrate that he is taking Congress seriously: He could issue a definition of terrorism to his own people. Remarkably, the Palestinian Authority’s “Basic Law” does not mention terrorism. The State Department says that although the PA has criminalized acts of terror, it lacks legislation “specifically tailored to counterterrorism.” more...

9th September 2017 – Quoted by Bruce Bawer - Gatestone Institute

Terrorists in Germany’s Parliament?

Benjamin Weinthal

In a remarkable decision taken at the end of August, Germany's Interior Ministry declined to bar the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) -- listed as a terrorist organization by the US, Canada, the European Union, and Australia -- "from campaigning as a political party in the September general election to the Bundestag." more...


Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Fellow


5th February 2014 - 12:00 PM

Understanding al Qaeda and its Affiliates: A Global Threat or JV Squad?

A Conversation with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bruce Hoffman, Thomas Joscelyn and Jonathan Schanzer

Speaking about organizations claiming allegiance to al Qaeda, President Barack Obama stated that "if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant." The president’s remarks have sparked yet another debate about whether al Qaeda is weakened, whether it is resurgent, or whether it was ever weakened in the first place.  Has the Arab Spring spawned a surge in jihadism? Are these organizations taking advantage of the new environment in the region, or is the expansion of jihadist groups largely independent of the revolutions? How well is Washington’s current approach to al Qaeda working? If the group is growing despite U.S. efforts, how do we put our policies on the right track?

11th December 2013 - 9:00 AM

Terrorist, Regime and Western Media

The War of Ideas in the Disinformation Age

The Newseum, Washington, DC