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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 – 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...

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 – 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...

6th October 2017 – Quoted by Nisan Ahmado - VOA

Al-Qaida Releases Call for Jihadist Unity, Purportedly From Leader

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is urging followers around the world to unify against what he calls the "international satanic alliance." more...

1st October 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

As ISIS reels, al-Qaeda returns with another bin Laden

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies noted that al-Qaeda “seems to have more lives than a cat… It has skilfully played itself off ISIS to portray the organisation as being the ‘mod­erate jihadists,’ people who you might not like but you can do busi­ness with.” more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Richard Wood - 9 News (Australia)

Al-Qaeda remains a big threat to West

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

While the Western world turned its focus to the scourge of ISIS, Al-Qaeda has rallied behind Osama Bin Laden's son in a renewed push to claim supremacy in the world of terror. more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Agence France Presse

On 9/11 anniversary, Al-Qaeda rebounding as a threat: experts

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaeda is on the rise again in the shadow of the Islamic State group in Syria, 16 years after the jihadists shocked the United States in the September 11, 2001 attacks, experts said Monday. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Zach Beauchamp - Vox

16 years after 9/11, al-Qaeda is back

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

While the US response inflicted real damage on al-Qaeda, the worrying truth is that in recent years the terrorist group has managed to rebuild itself, taking advantage of the international focus on ISIS to become as strong, if not even stronger, as it was before 9/11. more...

30th August 2017 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - VOA News

Syrian Conflict Endgame Presents Dizzying Picture of Temporary Deals

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The latest phase in the long-running Syrian conflict is presenting a dizzying picture of strange bedfellows and temporary battlefield deals as sectarian groups, President Bashar al-Assad and overseas powers, including the United States, Russia and Iran, maneuver to gain an edge or to steer the war to a resolution. more...

24th August 2017 – Quoted by Lara Marlowe - The Irish Times

Islamic State adds a layer of sophistication in Europe

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Though Islamic State claimed responsibility for twin attacks that killed 15 people in Spain last week, the level of involvement by the “caliphate” is not yet clear. more...

18th August 2017 – Quoted by German Lopez - Vox

The radicalization of white Americans

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

We need to talk about homegrown extremism too. more...

17th August 2017 – Quoted by Alan Gomez - USA Today

Barcelona attack latest in disturbing terror vehicle trend

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

If vehicle terror attacks in Spain that killed 14 and injured at least 100 sounds familiar, that's because they follow a disturbing trend of terrorism that requires little organization, manpower or technological know-how. more...

10th August 2017 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

No, the Obama administration didn’t invent the term ‘lone wolf’ for terrorists

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, is none too fond of the terrorism-fighting approach of former President Barack Obama. He made this clear during an Aug. 8 interview on MSNBC. more...

7th August 2017 – Quoted by Seth G. Jones - Foreign Affairs

Will al Qaeda Make a Comeback?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Although the United States has focused its efforts on defeating the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), al Qaeda has quietly lingered on and is attempting to make a comeback. more...

22nd July 2017 – Quoted by VOA Learning English

West Faces Long War with Islamic State Group

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

“If they are in Raqqa, they’re gonna die in Raqqa.” Those are the words of Brett McGurk, the United States’ top representative to the coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group. Last month, McGurk spoke about IS forces in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. He declared their foreign fighters would be targeted. more...

14th July 2017 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - VOA News

Down But Not Out: West Faces Long War Against Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

America's top envoy to the coalition battling the Islamic State, Brett McGurk, declared last month open season on the terror group's foreign recruits in the besieged northern Syrian city. more...