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14th May 2015 – Quoted by Rukmini Callimachi - The New York Times

ISIS Releases a Recording It Says Was Made by Its Leader

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Amid reports that its reclusive leader had been injured and possibly incapacitated, the Islamic State terrorist group released an audio statement on Thursday that it said was from the man himself, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. more...

13th May 2015 – Quoted by Alexander Smith, James Novogrod, and Paul Ziad Nassar - NBC News

ISIS Deputy Leader Abu Alaa al-Afri Killed by Airstrike: Iraq Military

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The deputy leader of ISIS has been killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition, Iraq's government announced Wednesday. more...

12th May 2015 – Quoted by Penny Starr - CNS News

Analyst: ‘Virtually No Opposition Faction’ in Syria ‘That Isn’t in Bed with Al Qaeda’

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Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, counterterrorism analyst and senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, said on Tuesday that al Qaeda may be overshadowed by the so-called Islamic State on the world stage, but the terrorist group is succeeding with its effort to infiltrate the civil war in Syria. more...

12th May 2015 – CNN

New Day

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the Hersh Report. more...

11th May 2015 – CNN

New Day

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Osama Bin Laden operation in Pakistan. more...

10th May 2015 – Quoted by Jim Warren - The New York Daily News

The Tweet, Mightier Than the Sword? Cory Booker Seems to Think So

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The war against ISIS has sunk this far: The Obama administration’s anti-terror propaganda is castigated as both critical and woeful by Sen. Cory Booker (D-Twitter). more...

8th May 2015 – CNN

New Day

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on ISIS radicalization in the U.S. more...

8th May 2015 – Quoted by News.com.au

‘Fancy Memes’ and ‘Hollywood’ to Help US Defeat IS Terrorists

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United States Senators have come up with a new tactic to defeat the Islamic State. It’s not weapons, troops, negotiation or education. It’s memes. more...

8th May 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

US Lawmakers Worry Over IS Social Media Success

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Setbacks on the battlefield seem to be doing little to dent the success the Islamic State is having in the world of social media, U.S. officials say. more...

7th May 2015 – Quoted by Scott Thurman - FOX 11

Social Media and Terrorism

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As powerful as the weapons themselves: terrorist tweets, Facebook pages & YouTube videos. And the U.S., hardly getting the same traction with it’s online messaging, meant to counter. more...

7th May 2015 – Quoted by James Warren - Poynter

Without Fact Checking, ISIS’ Messages Go Unchallenged

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Media worldwide have at times exaggerated the strength of ISIS terrorists due to a combination of their use of social media and an inability of the press to do effective warzone fact checking, a U.S. Senate panel was told Thursday. more...

7th May 2015 – CNN

The Lead with Jake Tapper

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses ISIS and online radicalization strategy. more...

6th May 2015 – CNN

The Situation Room with Wolf Blizter

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the Texas attack and ISIS recruitment. more...

6th May 2015 – KPLC 7

Gunman Contacted ISIS Recruiter Before Texas Attack

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Federal investigators say one of the gunman who opened fire on a police officer in Texas had been in contact with at least two known ISIS sympathizers. more...

6th May 2015 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

Bashar al-Assad is Losing Ground in Syria

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For most of the past two years, it looked like Bashar al-Assad's campaign to hold on in Syria was working. Syria's weak, uncoordinated, and increasingly Islamist rebels were being gradually pushed back. And while ISIS had seized vast parts of the country, it and Assad appeared to tolerate one another in a sort of tacit non-aggression pact designed to crush the Syrian rebels. It seemed that Syria, and the world, would be stuck with Assad's murderous dictatorship for the foreseeable future. more...

6th May 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

A Mysterious American ISIS Recruiter May Have Played a Role in the Texas Attack

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One of the gunmen in the attack on a Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas on May 4th had interacted online with a jihadist recruiter well known to US authorities. more...

6th May 2015 – CNN

CNN International

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the role of ISIS in the Texas attack. more...

5th May 2015 – CNN

New Day

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the attempted terrorist attack in Garland, Texas. more...

5th May 2015 – Quoted by Alexander Smith - NBC News

How ISIS Capitalizes on Lone Wolves to Spread Terror ‘At No Cost’

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ISIS' claim of responsibility for the shooting in Garland, Texas, was proof of its effectiveness at capitalizing on so-called lone wolf attacks — even when it has no hand in planning or paying for them, experts said Tuesday. more...

5th May 2015 – Quoted by John Hall and Robert Verkaik - The Daily Mail

Revealed: The British Jihadi Fighting for ISIS in Syria Who ‘Helped’ Texas Muhammed Cartoon Gunmen

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The two gunmen who carried out ISIS' first terror attack on American soil are feared to have been helped by a Syria-based British jihadi who was once jailed for stealing Tony Blair's personal details. more...