11:16 AM, Oct 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here's video that captured the sound of gunfire inside the Canadian Parliament:
The AP reports:
Police and witnesses say a gunman has shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Witnesses also said the gunman entered Parliament and shots rang out. Royal Canadian Mounted Police warned people in downtown Ottawa to stay away from windows and rooftops.
The shooting, which happened shortly before 10 a.m., comes just two days after two Canadian soldiers were run over - and one of them killed - in Quebec by a man with jihadist sympathies.
2:31 PM, Sep 16, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
ISIS is a threat to world peace and the U.S. has reason, the president has said, to “degrade" and, then, to “destroy” it. The threat, for some, is much closer. Right next door, in fact.
The jihadists’ insurgencies may look like ‘ local power struggles,’ but their ambitions are far grander Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
During a press conference on August 28, Barack Obama had a rare moment of candor. “We don’t have a strategy yet,” the president said in response to a question about the prospect of using military force against the Islamic State in Syria. Obama’s declaration drew widespread criticism, as the Islamic State (often referred to by its previous name, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL) has made stunning advances this year. Administration officials sought to deflect critics by noting that the president was referring solely to Syria, and not to neighboring Iraq.
Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
One of the stranger episodes of recent weeks is the reported death of an American who died fighting in Syria with the Islamic State. Stranger still is the Washington Post profile of this homegrown jihadist, Douglas McAuthur McCain, whose unlikely name was probably the most interesting thing about him.
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:36 PM, Aug 21, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with frequent contributor Thomas Joscelyn, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, on the White House's approach to the War on Terrorism.
11:36 AM, Aug 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The killing of James Foley was done, it seems, by someone who spoke with a British accent. This is disturbing, of course, but not surprising. The first of these ritual executions, that of Daniel Pearl, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, was organized by a man named Omar Sheikh who was born in London and educated at the London School of Economics.
2:48 PM, Aug 15, 2014 • By JOSH COHEN
It was a threat Europe’s security services had long feared coming true.
4:34 PM, Mar 27, 2014 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
On Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Committee released a report summarizing its investigation into the April 15, 2013, terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Among the report’s key findings: Nearly one year after twin backpack bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, U.S. officials are still unsure about the extent of the terrorists’ foreign ties.
1:29 PM, May 23, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama condmned the London terror attack, but he didn't single out a motivation for beheading. Here's Obama's statement:
7:01 AM, Apr 29, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC reports that Russia is telling American authorities that it overheard a wiretapped conversation between the suspected Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his mother about jihad:
May 6, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 32 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Are you alarmed by the counterterrorism failures increasingly evident as we learn more about the Boston terror attack? Don’t be. Former CIA director Michael Hayden has helpfully explained, “This tragedy is the new normal.”
States can and will support al Qaeda, unless they continue to fear an American response.3:21 PM, Sep 7, 2011 • By REUEL MARC GERECHT
Has the United States been successful in its war against terrorism? Yes, without a doubt. Although Islamic militancy remains a potent force, especially in Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, Washington’s relentless pursuit of armed jihadists has severely damaged the capacity of Sunni radical groups to strike the United States, at home and abroad.
Islamic militancy preceded Osama bin Laden. Unfortunately, it will probably outlast him, too.
May 16, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 33 • By REUEL MARC GERECHT
Will Osama bin Laden’s demise advance the evanescence of jihadism in the Islamic world? Probably, but not by much. Islamic extremism was intellectually in full bloom long before bin Laden arrived in Afghanistan to aid the mujahedeen against the Red Army.