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1st August 2016 – Quoted by LiveMint

Immigration and terror: Europe’s crisis of faith

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In a 2003 interview to The French Intifada author Andrew Hussey, footballer Zinedine Zidane described 6 October 2001 as the worst day of his career. Stade de France was hosting the first match between France and Algeria since the independence of the latter from French colonial rule in 1962. more...

28th July 2016 – Quoted by The World Weekly

The rise of the lone wolf?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Europe’s grim summer continues. To Nice, the bloody Turkish coup attempt and Würzburg this week were added a mass shooting in Munich, a stabbing in Reutlingen, a bomb in Ansbach and the brutal murder of an 85-year-old Catholic priest in Rouen, France. Hitherto spared, Germany has joined the list of European countries afflicted by religious violence. more...

28th July 2016 – Quoted by New York Post

Hillary’s historic ‘meh,’ the lone-wolf myth, and other notable commentary

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Increasingly, terrorist attacks are being carried out by individuals, but this doesn’t make them “lone-wolf” terrorists – meaning “individuals who lack substantial connections to ISIS or other jihadist groups” and act “without the assistance of others.” more...

28th July 2016 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

Syrian Rebel Realignment Likely as al-Qaida Leader Blesses Split

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Showing his face for the first time since his jihadist group was formed in 2012, the head of Syria's Jabhat al-Nusra, Abu Mohamad al-Jolani, announced that he was breaking ties with al-Qaida in remarks broadcast Thursday by Al-Jazeera news channel. more...

28th July 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses his recent article on the myth of lone-wolf terrorism. more...

26th July 2016 – Foreign Affairs

The Myth of Lone-Wolf Terrorism

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

This month, Europe has again been rocked by a series of shocking terrorist attacks perpetrated by lone individuals and claimed in the name of the Islamic State (ISIS). more...

22nd July 2016 – Quoted by Angie Chui - Christian Today

ISIS kill list 2016: 264 Massachussets state workers included in latest list

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The threat of Islamic State continues to sow fear, this time with the reported release of its latest kill list which bears the names of 264 state workers in Massachussets. more...

22nd July 2016 – Quoted by Indrani Bagchi - The Times of India

Playing yesterday’s game: India’s real foreign policy challenges lie in its neighbourhood

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The South China Sea is several seas away from us. The NSG membership will happen some time after we (the people and the government) have stopped hyperventilating about it. more...

21st July 2016 – News Talk AM 1130

Up & At ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow discusses the 9/11 papers and Saudi Arabia. more...

20th July 2016 – Quoted by Tim Johnson - McClatchy DC

Computer hack helped feed an Islamic State death list

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The attack seemed like a garden-variety digital holdup. more...

20th July 2016 – War on the Rocks - Co-written by Nathaniel Barr

Bloody Ramadan: How The Islamic State Coordinated A Global Terrorist Campaign

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In late May 2016, the Islamic State (ISIL) released an audio statement featuring Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the group’s chief spokesman, celebrating the upcoming lunar month of Ramadan. Adnani exhorted ISIL’s supporters to make Ramadan “a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers” and urged everyone considering migrating to the caliphate to instead carry out attacks in their home countries. more...

19th July 2016 – Quoted by Mark Hay - VICE News

Why Terrorists Keep Attacking France

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The truck attack that killed at least 84 people and injured hundreds more in Nice last week was a particularly brutal tragedy, but it was just the latest in a long and incredibly dense chain of terrorist acts to plague modern France. The 1980s and 1990s each saw deadly waves of jihadi violence in the country, and there has been a surge of mayhem there over the past few years that goes beyond catastrophes like the one in Paris last fall. more...

19th July 2016 – Quoted by Katie Zavadski - The Daily Beast

U.S.-Backed ‘Moderate’ Rebels Behead a Child Near Aleppo

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Thomas Joscelyn

Members of an American-backed rebel group in Syria beheaded a young child in a grisly execution video. more...

18th July 2016 – Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130

Up & At ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the failed coup in Turkey and its impact on combating ISIS. more...

15th July 2016 – Quoted by Adam Taylor - The Washington Post

The attack in Nice shows cars and trucks can be powerful weapons of terror

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

We often equate terror attacks with the use of firearms and explosives: legally prohibited objects whose sole purpose is to inflict harm or cause damage. Yet in Thursday night's attack in Nice, France, it appears that most of the 84 deaths at the scene were caused not by an automatic rifle or a bomb. more...

15th July 2016 – Bloomberg


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Jamil Jaffer, former senior adviser to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, react to the Turkish coup. more...

15th July 2016 – Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

Learning to Live With Islamic Terrorism, in France and Beyond

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

After the horror at Nice, perhaps the most depressing comment came from France's prime minister. Calling for unity in the face of terror, Manuel Valls observed: "Times have changed, and we should learn to live with terrorism. We have to show solidarity and collective calm." more...

14th July 2016 – CCTV


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on Bastille Day truck attack in Nice. more...

14th July 2016 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Hard-to-Kill IS Commander Targeted by Pentagon July 10

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A savvy and effective Islamic State terror group commander with a penchant for surviving U.S. airstrikes was the target again this past Sunday, according to the Pentagon. more...

13th July 2016 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Report: Hard-to-Kill Islamic State Commander Finally Dead

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A key Islamic State terror group commander known for his brutally effective tactics and for surviving numerous attempts to kill him has died in battle, according to an IS-linked media organization. more...