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10th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: The Turkistan Islamic Party’s jihad in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

On May 21, the Turkistan Islamic Party’s (TIP) arm in Syria released an hour-plus, documentary-style video encouraging Muslims in the West to emigrate for jihad. There is a deluge of jihadist-related content online these days, with much of it being redundant. But the production was noteworthy because the TIP, which is predominately comprised of ethnic Uighurs, framed its jihad as part of al Qaeda’s global struggle. more...

9th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban brands upcoming religious scholar conference as ‘an absolute anti-Islamic US process’

Bill Roggio

The Taliban railed against an upcoming conference of religious scholars that will be held in Saudi Arabia later this week as “illegitimate” and urged Islamic clerics to boycott the meeting. The International Conference of Muslim Scholars on Peace and Stability in the Republic of Afghanistan will be held in the Saudi cities of Mecca and Medina on July 10-11. more...

27th December 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State video promotes Somali arm, incites attacks during holidays

Bill Roggio

On Dec. 25, the Islamic State released a video promoting its fighters in Somalia and inciting attacks in the West. The group's propagandists referred to the cadre as the Islamic State's Somali "province." more...

30th November 2017 – Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

If You Can’t Beat ISIS Online, Ban ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

For much of the Obama presidency, the U.S. State Department waged a narrative war against the world's jihadists. Through a small office inside Foggy Bottom known as the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, a team of experts deployed counter-messages to al Qaeda and later the Islamic State. more...

28th November 2017 – Quoted by Amy Serman - Politifact

No proof that Melania Trump said if ISIS harms her son she will scratch out Obama’s eyes

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

No, the first lady did not really issue a threat to former President Barack Obama over the safety of her son. more...

22nd November 2017 – The Washington Times

The battle for the lands of the caliphate

Clifford D. May

Soon after taking office, President Trump ordered his national security advisers to provide “a complete strategic review of our policy toward the rogue regime in Iran.” Last month, based on that review, he announced a new strategy “to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions,” including its development of missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, its support for terrorists, and its neo-imperialist aggressions. This month that strategy is facing its first serious test. more...

4th November 2017 – Quoted by Paul Handley - Agence France Presse

US jihadists fail to build significant networks, act alone

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sayfullo Saipov, the radicalized Uzbek who mowed down eight people on a New York bike path, apparently developed his plot in relative isolation, like most other jihadist attackers in the United States. more...

3rd November 2017 – Quoted by Thomas Gibbons-Neff - The New York Times

U.S. Bombs ISIS in Somalia for the First Time

The United States military bombed Islamic State fighters in Somalia for the first time on Friday, a sign that the air campaign against the group was expanding after recent battlefield successes against the militants in Iraq and Syria. 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...

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...

20th September 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State rescinds one of its most problematic religious rulings

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State has rescinded a May 17 memo that even some of the group's ideologues considered too extreme in its religious rulings. The memo reportedly exacerbated leadership disputes within the self-declared caliphate. more...

16th September 2017 – KNUS

The Craig Silverman Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses Taylor Force Act and radical Islam. more...

9th August 2017 – The Washington Times

Not everyone can join the American Nation

Clifford D. May

Deciding which of the ‘tempest-tost’ to take in requires firm and sensible criteria. more...

17th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss what happens now that Mosul has been reclaimed, and what they next generation of the Islamic State might be. more...

14th July 2017 – Quoted by Nic Rowan - The Tower

Experts: ISIS Diaspora a Looming Threat to Europe, America

Thomas Joscelyn

Experts warned that the diaspora of terrorists following Iraqi defeat of ISIS in Mosul presents a series of new threats to Europe and the United States, while testifying before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Thursday. more...

12th July 2017 – WTOP

The National Security Podcast with JJ Green

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu, senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, joins the program to break down the implications of IS group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadial-Baghdadi's status, his elusiveness and what happens after he and his so-called caliphate pass from the scene. more...

12th July 2017 – Muslim Matters

How To Neutralize The Violent Jihadist Pull

Yaya J. Fanusie

Countering extremists requires shifting how they think more than what they believe. And while religion is central to jihadist narratives, culture is a way more malleable variable that determines how one approaches religion. more...

6th July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Ohio man pleads guilty to terror charges after attempting to join ISIS in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

The Department of Justice announced today that Aaron Travis Daniels pleaded guilty terror-related charges after trying to join the Islamic State in Libya last November. more...

10th June 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Zawahiri lectures on global jihad, warns of national boundaries

Thomas Joscelyn

Sometime in the last few years, al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri got an editor. more...

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29th July 2013 - 12:00 PM

Egyptian Revolution 2.0

A Conversation with Bahaa El-Taweal, Khairi Abaza, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Samuel Tadros, and Jonathan Schanzer

In light of the rapidly changing situation on the ground in Egypt, the U.S. must now determine how best to support Egypt's transition, protect U.S. interests, and advance democracy in the region. Are we supporting a military dictatorship over a popularly elected Islamist government? What does the future hold for the non-Islamist Tamarod movement? Will the Muslim Brotherhood rebound from this defeat? What does this crisis portend for the Muslim Brotherhood bloc, including Qatar and Turkey?

26th October 2012 - 3:00 AM

Khairi Abaza Speaks on Egypt’s New Government

Where is the Egyptian 'Third Republic' Heading

Al-Hewar Center, Vienna, VA