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3rd February 2017 – Quoted by Steve Contorno, Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Fact-checking Kellyanne Conway on the ‘Bowling Green massacre’

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared at a town hall event with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, she mentioned "the Bowling Green massacre" -- a terrorist attack that, the social media world would quickly determine, did not exist. more...

28th January 2017 – Quoted by Mike Giglio, Munzer al-Awad - Buzzfeed

We Talked To People Who Fought For ISIS. This Is How They Plan To Use Trump.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Abu Musab was finishing his night shift at an ISIS checkpoint in Raqqa early on Nov. 9 when the friend who came to replace him told him the result of the US election with a hysterical laugh. “They elected the dog Trump! I swear to God, he will burn the world,” he recalled his friend saying. more...

24th January 2017 – Quoted by Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic

How Trump’s Speech to the CIA Endangered America

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Every American, regardless of who they voted for in the election, should be furious with President Donald Trump for what he told the CIA during a recent meeting at its headquarters. I do not mean his digressions about the size of the crowd at his inauguration and the number of times he has appeared on the cover of Time magazine, although it does not inspire confidence to see the president waste fleeting time with national-security employees on his vanity rather than our security. more...

23rd January 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

‘Virtual planners’ of Islamic State on dark side of the Internet

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In the aftermath of the Islamic State's attacks across Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, French investigators were stumped about how the slaughter of 130 people had been planned, even though the authorities had the ter­rorists' mobile phones. more...

19th January 2017 – Quoted by Matisak

Trump wants to fight terrorism. But what could be his approach?

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It seems clear that Donald Trump and many people around him perceive the islamist terrorism as the biggest security threat. Do you think that the approach of the US towards fighting jihadi groups will change, maybe even radically change, with the new administration and how it might change? Or you don’t expect big changes and why? more...

19th January 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Last of the Declassified Osama bin Laden Materials Released

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Right up until the end, al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden remained focused on striking the United States, its Western allies and governments seen as U.S. proxies, and he was leery of distractions that could weaken the terror group's resolve. more...

18th January 2017 – Quoted by Kira Zalan - PRI

For Sudan, breaking ties with its radical past is a ‘delicate balancing act’

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Sudan is one of just three nations the US government still accuses of sponsoring international terrorism. Now, as the North African country looks to part with past alignments, and improve US relations, it’s finding that battling extremism at home can be tricky business. more...

17th January 2017 – NewsTalk AM 1130

Justice & Drew

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FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses his most recent piece in Lawfare, NYE attacker arrested and FBI arresting wife of Omar Mateen. more...

17th January 2017 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Europe is freaking out

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President-elect Donald Trump’s recent outburst against NATO, criticism of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and praise (again) for Russian President Vladimir Putin has thrown European politicians and national security officials into a semi-panicked state. more...

15th January 2017 – Lawfare

Terrorists, Insurgents, Something Else? Clarifying and Classifying the “Generational Challenge”

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The Trump administration’s appointments have signaled that it will continue to prioritize the fight against jihadist violent non-state actors (VNSAs)—a broad term that we find far more useful than an exclusive focus on terrorist groups, but a term in desperate need of clarification. In this article we provide a taxonomy of VNSAs that can be used to produce more rigorous discussion of them. more...

12th January 2017 –

Vocal Point

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FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses "is terrorism going high tech?" more...

12th January 2017 – Quoted by Middle East Online

As Caliphate Shrinks, ISIS Expected to Head for the Hills

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In Syria, where ISIS is still a fighting force to be reckoned with,the thinking is the jihadists will retreat into the country’s vast eastern desert around oil-rich Deir ez-Zor province where it is strongly entrenched, says James Bruce. more...

9th January 2017 – Quoted by Mitch Prothero, Nancy A. Youssef - BuzzFeed

Trump’s Tweets Are Freaking Out America’s Closest Allies

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Intelligence services across Europe are growing increasingly worried that President-elect Donald Trump’s unpredictability and impulsive tweeting could harm intelligence-sharing agreements with the United States. more...

4th January 2017 – War on the Rocks

ISIL’s Virtual Planners: A Critical Terrorist Innovation

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On December 19, Anis Amri plowed a hijacked truck through the Christmas market in one of Berlin’s main public squares, killing 12 people. The following day, the Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a statement claiming responsibility for the attack. more...

3rd January 2017 – CNN

New Day

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FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the Russian hacking of DNC emails - New Day (CNN) - January 3, 2017. more...

3rd January 2017 – Quoted by Katir Zavadaski - The Washington Post

Trump has properties all over the world. They’re now major terrorism targets.

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Even before Donald Trump became president-elect, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for his name to be scrubbed from Istanbul’s Trump Towers. Erdogan pinned his plea to Trump’s Islamophobia, saying that the candidate “has no tolerance for Muslims in America.” more...

29th December 2016 – Quoted by Jason Burke - The Guardian

A more dangerous long-term threat’: Al-Qaida grows as Isis retreats

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When three al-Qaida veterans were killed in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan in October, it barely created a ripple. So dominant has Isis become in the realm of jihadist lore, that you could be forgiven for thinking that its precursor has been relegated to a mere footnote. more...

22nd December 2016 – NewsTalk

Justice & Drew

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FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Berlin Christmas market attack. more...

22nd December 2016 – CNN

New Day

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FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross covers the Berlin attack and the search for Anis Amri. more...

20th December 2016 – Quoted by Alan Gomez - USA Today

Berlin attack latest in disturbing terror trend

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If the truck attack on a crowded Berlin market that killed a dozen people sounded familiar, that's because it follows a disturbing trend of terrorism that requires little organization, manpower or technological know-how. more...