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13th September 2015 – Quoted by Stephanie MacLellan - The Toronto Star

Syrian Refugees Aren’t A Terrorist Threat

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When Stephen Harper rebuffed calls to allow more Syrian refugees to settle in Canada, he raised the spectre of Islamic State fighters taking advantage of Canadians’ generosity to carry out terrorist attacks on their soil. It’s certainly possible that taking in more of the desperate Syrians fleeing both state violence and jihadist attacks could allow a few bad guys to sneak in among the masses. more...

11th September 2015 – Quoted by Shikha Dalmia - The Week

Obama’s Cowardly Stance on Syrian Refugees

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Fifteen years after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, another powerful symbol of American exceptionalism lies in ruins: the U.S. asylum system. Once an example for the civilized world because of its strong commitment to help those escaping tyranny and violence, it is now a complete disaster. It has become so consumed with keeping Islamic jihadis out that it won't even let their victims in. more...

11th September 2015 – AM 860 KPAM

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses Iranian terror finance and regional ambitions. more...

11th September 2015 – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The National

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses ISIL's use of mustard gas. more...

10th September 2015 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

IS Insurgents Say Europe-bound Refugees Are Courting Sin

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Syrians and Libyans fleeing their war-torn countries and seeking to settle in Europe are exposing their children to atheism, drugs, alcohol and sexual permissiveness, Islamic State insurgents say. more...

3rd September 2015 – War on the Rocks - Co-written by Nathaniel Barr

Extreme Makeover, Jihadist Edition: Al-Qaeda’s Rebranding Campaign

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Since the Islamic State made its dramatic military advance from Syria into Iraq more than a year ago — capturing Mosul and other key cities, and declaring the caliphate’s re-establishment — analysts have reached a near-consensus that the group’s emergence has devastated its parent organization. more...

2nd September 2015 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - The Daily Beast

Where Did ISIS Get Its Chemical Weapons?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

An infamous Dutch soldier turned ISIS fighter says the group has acquired chemical weapons once belonging to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, resurrecting fears that what was supposed to be the regime’s destroyed program has instead fallen into jihadi hands. more...

1st September 2015 – Quoted by John Ford - War on the Rocks

Is the Islamic State Winning or Losing?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A little over a year ago, thousands of Yazidi refugees huddled at the top of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq. They faced extermination at the hands of the Islamic State, or ISIL, and their plight was grave enough to trigger the United States to launch a humanitarian rescue mission to deliver food and protect the refugees. The United States military started dropping food to the refugees on August 7 and on August 8 started dropping bombs on Islamic State fighters. more...

26th August 2015 – CNN

New Day

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses jihadist rehabilitation efforts in Minneapolis. more...

25th August 2015 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - The Daily Beast

The U.S.-Backed War in Yemen Is Strengthening al Qaeda

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The U.S.-backed war in Yemen has strengthened al Qaeda there, American defense officials concede, posing a serious threat to U.S. security. Months into the U.S.-supported Saudi intervention in Yemen, fighters linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), long considered the terror group’s deadliest franchise, are closing on the southern port city of Aden, according to U.S. officials and local reports. more...

24th August 2015 – CNN

The Situation Room

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the thwarted train attack in France. more...

24th August 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the foiled terror attack in France. more...

24th August 2015 – Quoted by Katie Zavadski - The Daily Beast

Judge Orders ISIS Recruit to Rehab, Not Jail

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

An American citizen who pleaded guilty to supporting ISIS was ordered by a federal judge to leave jail—and go to a halfway home instead. That rehab center was run by a group that had no prior experience with would-be Islamic terrorists, The Daily Beast has learned. more...

21st August 2015 – 1041. KQTH

The Jon Justice Show

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the latest news on ISIS. more...

21st August 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

US Claims Airstrike Kills Islamic State’s Second-in-Command

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

U.S. airstrikes raining on Iraq and Syria appear to have killed another top leader of the group known as the Islamic State. Officials said Friday the man thought to be the Islamic State’s second-in-command, Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, was killed August 18 while traveling near the Iraqi city of Mosul. An Islamic State media operative known as Abu Abdullah also was killed. more...

20th August 2015 – WJTN

The Jim Roselle Show

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Husain Haqqani discuss the Middle East. more...

19th August 2015 – Quoted by Sam Flynn - The Chautauquan Daily

Haqqani, Gartenstein-Ross Relate Past and Future Paths of the Middle East

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Husain Haqqani and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross said the person who “solves” the Middle East situation would be very rich, but both men did their best to simply relate the troubling circumstances of the world hotspot to the Chautauqua audience. more...

19th August 2015 – Quoted by Joel Wing - Musings on Iraq

How Is The War Against The Islamic State Going? 10 Expert Opinions

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In August 2014 the United States joined the war against the Islamic State (IS). The massacre and enslavement of the Yazidi population in the Sinjar district of Iraq’s Ninewa province prompted Washington to cobble together an international coalition and start air strikes on IS positions in Iraq and Syria. That was one year ago. more...

14th August 2015 – Quoted by Scott Canon - The Kansas City Star

Ammo Made in Independence Ends Up with ‘Islamic State’ Fighters

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When a fighter with the self-described Islamic State pulls the trigger in a gun battle with an American ally, there’s a chance he’ll unleash a bullet manufactured in suburban Kansas City for U.S. troops. Experts say battlefield victories virtually assured that the jihadists would restock their arsenals with captured firepower made at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in northeast Independence. more...

13th August 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

One of the Most Notoriously Violent Jihadis on Earth May Now Be Out of a Job

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

One of the most brutal jihadi militants on Earth has reportedly been replaced. On August 12, Idris Deby, Chad's autocratic president, announced that Abubakr Shekau, the leader of Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, had been deposed and replaced by a new leader more open to compromise. more...