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6th April 2018 – The Weekly Standard

Trump and Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The White House declared on April 4 that the "military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end, with ISIS being almost completely destroyed." While the United States is "committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated," the Trump administration already has an eye on "future plans," which will rely heavily on other countries "to work toward peace and ensure that ISIS never reemerges." more...

23rd March 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State claims its ‘soldier’ took hostages in southern France

Thomas Joscelyn

French authorities ended a hostage crisis earlier today after an armed man assaulted a supermarket in Trèbes. The man reportedly killed at least three people, including a passenger in a car he attempted to hijack and two others in the market. The Islamic State (ISIS) claims the perpetrator is its "soldier." ISIS has been tied to a series of plots in France since 2014. more...

2nd August 2017 – The Washington Times

Preaching violence from the pulpit

Clifford D. May

California imam’s hate speech and incitement attract remarkably little mainstream media attention. 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...

20th April 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Champs-Élysées attacker an Islamic State ‘fighter,’ group claims

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency quickly claimed responsibility for a shooting in the Champs-Élysées shopping area of Paris, France earlier today. At least one policeman was killed and two others injured during the attack. more...

20th April 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Ohio man pleads guilty to terror charges after posting Islamic State hit list

Thomas Joscelyn

Terrence McNeil, a 24 year-old man from Akron, Ohio, pleaded guilty to terror-related charges yesterday after authorities alleged that he posted an Islamic State hit list online. Prosecutors did not charge McNeil with plotting to commit an attack himself. Instead, he pleaded guilty to soliciting the murder of American military personnel. more...

10th November 2016 – War on the Rocks

How Will Jihadist Strategy Evolve as the Islamic State Declines?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Jihadist strategy has always been dynamic and opportunistic. Militant groups, which are typically outgunned and outspent by their state opponents, have long sought to exploit both adversaries’ errors and also changes in the operating environment. more...

5th May 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Says ‘Soldiers of the Caliphate’ Responsible for Garland Shooting

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State has released a message on its Al Bayan radio program claiming that the shooting in Garland, Texas was the work of “two soldiers from the soldiers of the Caliphat‎e.” The claim, which was made in the group’s “news” bulletin, was first obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. more...

27th October 2014 – War on the Rocks

What Does the Recent Spate of Lone Wolf Terrorist Attacks Mean?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

North American interest in lone-wolf terrorism is at an all-time high following several high-profile incidents. more...

9th September 2014 – The Hill

Is ISIS Already Here?

Michael Ledeen

Experts disagree on whether or not the United States has already been penetrated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). more...

5th September 2014 – The Weekly Standard

A Muslim Identity Crisis

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The massive sexual abuse case in Rotherham, England, has revealed again how awkward and self-defeating the Western response often is to matters that touch on religious identity. more...

15th April 2014 – The Daily Beast

One Year On: Mystery Still Shrouds Boston Bombers

Thomas Joscelyn

One year ago today, two backpack bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon, killing three people. More than 260 others were wounded or maimed. In the... more...

21st March 2014 – Foreign Policy

The Lies American Jihadists Tell Themselves

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Just three days before Nicholas Teausant tried to leave the United States -- allegedly bound for Syria, where the 20-year-old American planned to join one of the... more...

19th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

‘American’ Jihadist in Syria Pictured with Dangerous ISIS Commanders

Bill Roggio

An American who previously explained his defection from the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or ISIS, is seen... more...

1st February 2014 – National Post

Why Alleged Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, If Convicted, Deserves to Die

It began as an action movie, transformed into a slasher flick, and ended as a courtroom procedural. The criminal protagonists were despicable — though not... more...

23rd December 2013 – Jihadology

Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (Carlos Bledsoe): A Case Study in Lone Wolf Terrorism

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

June 1, 2009 was a Monday. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., Private William Long, 24, and Private Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, stood outside the joint Army-Navy... more...

16th December 2013 – War on the Rocks

Is the Terrorist Threat Declining? The Use and Abuse of Statistics

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Earlier this month, terrorism analyst Peter Bergen wrote at CNN that the declining number of jihadists indicted in the United States demonstrates that the... more...

13th December 2013 – The Long War Journal

Kansas Bomb Plot Suspect Says bin Laden and Awlaki are Inspirations

US authorities today announced the arrest of Terry Lee Loewen, 58, of Wichita, Kan. Loewen had attempted to detonate a car bomb at Wichita Mid-Continent... more...

27th September 2013 – CNN

Al-Shabaab’s American Ambitions

Kenya’s Foreign Ministry has claimed at least two al-Shabaab terrorists involved in the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi last week were Americans. This is neither new nor surprising... more...

15th August 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

Major Hasan’s ‘Martyrdom’

Clifford D. May

At Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, 13 American military men and women were killed and more than 30 wounded by a man who proudly... more...


2nd April 2012 - 4:30 AM

Jonathan Kay Joins Debate on 9/11 Theories

9/11 False Flags, and Black Ops:  An Evening of Debate

International Spy Museum 

Washington, DC

21st March 2012 - 10:30 PM

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross Participates in the 7th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute

Homegrown Threats and Radicalization

American Bar Association, Washington, DC