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22nd May 2012 – Human Events

Five Grave National Security Threats That US Must Address Strategically

In spite of the shock of the Sept. 11th attacks, the United States hasn’t faced a conventional existential threat since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. more...

26th April 2012 – The Washington Post

Virginia Detainee Law is Dangerously Unconstitutional

David B. Rivkin

The United States has just lost a key ally in the fight against al-Qaeda terrorists: the residents of Virginia, and state employees in particular. more...

5th April 2012 – Scripps Howard News Service

The Messages of Toulouse

Clifford D. May

To those who proclaim themselves jihadis, Mohamed Merah is a hero and a martyr. He became a hero last month when he attacked a Jewish school in Toulouse, murdering Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his two young sons, Gabriel and Arieh, and a seven-year-old girl, Myriam Monsonego. more...

3rd April 2012 – New York Daily News

Al Qaeda Graphic Hinting at More New York Attacks Likely Bluster and Not a Real Threat

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

An image posted on jihadi forums Monday caught the NYPD’s interest as a possible threat. In it, the city’s famous skyline at sunset is overlaid with the text: “Al Qaeda: Coming Soon Again in New York.” more...

9th February 2012 – Scripps Howard News Service

If You See Something, Shut Up

Clifford D. May

M. Zudi Jasser is a physician, a U.S. Navy veteran, an American patriot and a Muslim who does not hold with those who preach that Islam commands its followers to take part in a war against unbelievers. more...

5th February 2012 – New York Daily News

Kelly a ‘Ray-cist’? What a Smear

Recently, interest groups such as the Council of American Islamic Relations have demanded that NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly resign and that an outside inspector general be appointed over the NYPD. more...

10th October 2011 – The Weekly Standard

Awlaki’s Law

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has released a martyrdom statement for Anwar al Awlaki, the al Qaeda cleric who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last month. more...

30th September 2011 – The Weekly Standard

Awlaki’s Death a Delayed Counterterrorism Success

Thomas Joscelyn

Anwar al Awlaki has reportedly been killed in an airstrike in Yemen, bringing an end to the life of one of al Qaeda’s most effective recruiters. Awlaki had an especially strong appeal in the West, where an unknown (but surely significant) number of recruits joined al Qaeda’s jihad after viewing his sermons in English. more...

30th September 2011 – The Atlantic

What Will Anwar al-Awlaki’s Death Really Mean for al-Qaeda?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The apparent death of Anwar al-Awlaki -- a U.S. citizen hiding in Yemen, where he had worked with the local al-Qaeda branch -- comes amid a rash of bad news for al-Qaeda and its affiliates. more...

30th September 2011 – The Long War Journal

Yemen Claims AQAP Cleric Anwar al Awlaki ‘Killed’ in Airstrike

Bill Roggio

Yemen's Defense Ministry claimed its forces killed Anwar al Awlaki, the American cleric who serves as an operational commander for al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen. Samir Khan, another American who runs Inspire magazine, is also said to have been killed. more...

24th July 2011 – The Weekly Standard Blog

A ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist?

Thomas Joscelyn

American counterterrorism officials have long worried about the possibility of a “lone wolf” jihadist committing a terrorist attack. Such individuals, inspired by ideology alone, can come out of nowhere. more...

22nd July 2011 – The Long War Journal

Norwegian Police Dismiss Jihadist Role in Oslo Attacks

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

Norwegian authorities have reportedly arrested a 32-year-old man named Anders Behring Breivik in connection with Friday's terrorist attack. While his precise motives remain unclear, the police have reportedly dismissed any ties to jihadism. more...

30th June 2011 – Scripps Howard News Service


Clifford D. May

“All warfare is based upon deception,” instructed Sun Tzu, the great Chinese military strategist of the 6th Century B.C. But when it comes to the Global Jihad of the 21st Century, the extent to which we in the West insist upon deceiving ourselves would shock even Sunny. Five brief examples follow. more...

16th June 2011 – Scripps Howard News Service

American Muslims Are Victims

Clifford D. May

Muslims living in America face bias, discrimination and persecution. That is the mainstream media’s story and they’re sticking to it – despite the fact that there is no evidence to back it up. You might call it a faith-based narrative. more...

16th June 2011 – National Review Online

Cast a Wider Net

Peter King, the New York Republican who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, has been a good friend to those of us who work to protect American national security. more...

18th May 2011 – Scripps Howard News Service

Guns Don’t Kill People

Clifford D. May

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. But homicidal tendencies are not evenly distributed throughout the general population. Criminals, crazies and terrorists pose a heightened threat. That’s why even those of us who strongly support the Second Amendment also support federal laws prohibiting the most dangerous among us from purchasing or possessing firearms and explosives. more...

14th March 2011 – Pajamas Media

What if They Are Already Here?

Michael Ledeen

A very long time ago — back in the last century, when I worked for men like Alexander Haig and Ronald Reagan — the United States government knew of at least three terrorist sleeper cells on our soil. The most famous of these was in St. Louis, Missouri, where Zeit Isa, a member of the Abu Nidal organization — one of the most lethal of that time — was quietly running a convenience store. He was a Palestinian who had gone to Puerto Rico and married a local woman (even though he already had a wife in the old country). They produced two girls, and one night the older one came home late and her father stabbed her to death as her mother held her down. The FBI got the whole thing on audio tape. more...

1st March 2011 – Weekly Standard

Anwar Al Awlaki’s Direct Connection to Terror

Thomas Joscelyn

In August 2010, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the U.S. government on behalf of al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki. The two organizations questioned the government’s right to put Awlaki on a “kill list” and argued that the “government’s refusal to disclose the standard by which it determines to target U.S. citizens for death independently violates the Constitution.” The complaint continued: more...

7th February 2011 – The Weekly Standard

Dissecting Radical Islam

Reuel Marc Gerecht

It’s easy to understand the trepidation that some Muslim Americans express about the upcoming House hearings on Islamic radicalism in the United States. Such hearings are often theater, where legislators and their staff orchestrate tendentious inquiries into the gravest issues. And there are spiteful voices, predominately on the right, whose exegesis of Islamic history is neither profound nor comparative, who would be eager to damn Islam on Capitol Hill. more...

22nd December 2010 – Fox News

The Dangerous Myth of ‘Homegrown’ Terrorists

Michael Ledeen

If U.S. officials and the media can be believed, America faces an epidemic of “homegrown” terrorism. Yet from U.S. Army shooter Nidal Hasan to would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad to so-called Christmas tree bomber Mohamed Mohamud, all of these mass murderers or potential mass murderers believed they were working on behalf of a foreign organization. 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