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12th December 2017 – Quoted by Angie Drobnic Holan - PolitiFact

2017 Lie of the Year: Russian election interference is a ‘made-up story’

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A mountain of evidence points to a single fact: Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. In both classified and public reports, U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered actions to interfere with the election. more...

7th December 2017 – KTLK

Justice & Drew

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FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as the UK's recently-thwarted terror plots on KTLK's Justice & Drew. more...

3rd December 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

Iran’s growing power could be explosive

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, David Adesnik

Beirut- Iran is poised to consolidate its growing power in the Middle East as it tries to com­plete a strategic land bridge from the Arabian Gulf to the Mediterranean despite advances in Syria by the United States and its allies. more...

30th November 2017 – Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

If You Can’t Beat ISIS Online, Ban ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

For much of the Obama presidency, the U.S. State Department waged a narrative war against the world's jihadists. Through a small office inside Foggy Bottom known as the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, a team of experts deployed counter-messages to al Qaeda and later the Islamic State. more...

28th November 2017 – Quoted by Amy Serman - Politifact

No proof that Melania Trump said if ISIS harms her son she will scratch out Obama’s eyes

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

No, the first lady did not really issue a threat to former President Barack Obama over the safety of her son. more...

25th November 2017 – Quoted by Jason Burke - The Guardian

Sinai attack needs to be a turning point in Egypt’s war on terror

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Egypt’s restive northern Sinai province, where at least 235 people were killed and scores more injured in a bomb and gun assault on a mosque on Friday, has been under a state of emergency since October 2014, when Islamist militants killed more than 30 soldiers in one operation. more...

25th November 2017 – Quoted by Natalie Johnson - The Washington Free Beacon

Experts: Trump Must Detail a Clear Syria Strategy to Block Iranian Influence Post-ISIS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As the Trump administration winds down the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Iran is gearing up to expand its territorial gains in the region, stoking concern among U.S. allies and partners. more...

25th November 2017 – Quoted by Amanda Erickson - The Washington Post

Trump says mosque attack in Egypt proves U.S. needs border wall with Mexico. Is he right?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In the wake of the horrific Egyptian mosque attack that killed more than 300 people, President Trump took to Twitter to both offer his sympathies and plug some favorite policies. more...

15th November 2017 – KTLK

Justice & Drew

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FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses YouTube blocking al-Awlaki on Justice & Drew. more...

4th November 2017 – Quoted by Scott Johnson - PowerLine

Talking To (And About) The Muslim American Society

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Muslim Brotherhood founded the Muslim American Society in 1993. In 2003 the Muslim American Society of Minnesota was incorporated as an affiliate of Muslim American Society. The MAS-MN puts it this way: “[A] number of activists of the Islamic movement launched the [MAS] in 1992 [sic] to complement the work that has been accomplished in the last four decades and to lay the ground for the Islamic work needed to face the challenges of the next century.” more...

4th November 2017 – Quoted by Paul Handley - Agence France Presse

US jihadists fail to build significant networks, act alone

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sayfullo Saipov, the radicalized Uzbek who mowed down eight people on a New York bike path, apparently developed his plot in relative isolation, like most other jihadist attackers in the United States. more...

1st November 2017 – KTLK

Justice & Drew

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FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the NYC terror attack on Justice & Drew. more...

1st November 2017 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

ISIS’s defeat in Iraq and Syria makes attacks like New York inevitable

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sayfullo Saipov left a chilling note behind in the truck he allegedly used to kill eight people in Manhattan on Tuesday. “The Islamic State,” he wrote, “will endure forever.” more...

1st November 2017 – Quoted by Alan Gomez - USA Today

List of vehicle attacks on crowds shows disturbing, deadly trend

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A terrorist plowed through a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday and fatally struck eight people — the latest incident in which a vehicle (in this case, a rented truck) has been used as a weapon. more...

22nd October 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

US sends its special forces as Africa’s jihadist threat grows

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The October 12 bombing of central Mogadishu in So­malia, which killed more than 270 people, along with the death of four US special forces troops in a jihad­ist ambush on the other side of the vast continent in south-western Niger, marked a sharp escalation in Africa’s war on terror. more...

19th October 2017 – AM 770

Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge

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FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the fall of Raqqa and the futures of ISIS and the Kurds on Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge. more...

16th October 2017 – KTLK

Justice & Drew

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FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses ISIS and the recent Mogadishu attack on Justice & Drew. more...

15th October 2017 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - VOA News

Trump Administration Accused of Aiding Iranian Militias in Syria

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

U.S. President Donald Trump lambasted Iranian expansionism in the Middle East Friday when disavowing the international nuclear deal with Tehran, citing in particular Iran’s support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But analysts charge his strategy to check Iran in the region remains inconsistent, especially when it comes to Syria. more...

12th October 2017 – Interviewed by The Cipher Brief

Tens of Thousands of Syrian Rebels Poised to Regroup

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al Qaeda’s role in the Syrian civil war drastically increased after the al Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) managed to take control of Syria’s northwestern Idlib province and position itself as the strongest rebel force battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. more...

12th October 2017 – Quoted by Bennet Seftel - The Cipher Brief

Al Qaeda Spinoffs Rise from Syrian Ashes

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

One of the most worrisome trend lines in the Syrian civil war has been the accelerated growth of al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), which seized control of Syria’s northwestern Idlib province over the summer and has transformed into the de facto face of the country’s anti-Assad campaign. more...