Jihad Articles

Dem Congresswoman Mocks Kerry's Terrorism Speech

3:12 PM, Jan 28, 2015

Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman and Iraq war veteran, ramped up her criticism of the Obama administration on Tuesday for refusing to identify Islamist terrorists as Islamist terrorists. 

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Gingrich: Elite In Both Parties 'Unwilling to Tell the Truth'

9:23 PM, Jan 24, 2015

"The United States is losing the war with radical Islamists," Newt Gingrich told a group of conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines. 

And while Gingrich skewered President Obama and his foreign policy, he said part of the problem resides with Republicans as well. "We have an elite, frankly in both parties, unwilling to tell the truth."

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Joint Chiefs Chairman: Islamic Terrorism a '30-Year Issue'

3:53 PM, Jan 19, 2015

Meeting with Italian defense officials in Rome Monday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said that the threat to the world from Islamic terrorism is "probably a 30-year issue." The Army News Service 

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'Fight Them Over There'

11:36 AM, Jan 16, 2015

Matthew Continetti, writing for the Washington Free Beacon:

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Video: Gunfire Inside Canadian Parliament

10:16 AM, Oct 22, 2014

Here's video that captured the sound of gunfire inside the Canadian Parliament:

The AP reports:

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The Jihadists Next Door

1:31 PM, Sep 16, 2014

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.

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They Have a Strategy

The jihadists’ insurgencies may look like ‘ local power struggles,’ but their ambitions are far grander
Sep 15, 2014

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.

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Not So Innocents Abroad

Sep 08, 2014

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. 

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Podcast: In War On Terror, Obama Administration Not Quite 'Flawless'

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:36 PM, Aug 21, 2014

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.

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The British Jihadists

10:36 AM, Aug 21, 2014

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.  

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Europe Grapples With Its Homegrown Jihadists

1:48 PM, Aug 15, 2014

It was a threat Europe’s security services had long feared coming true.

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The Unknown in the Boston Bombings

3:34 PM, Mar 27, 2014

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.  

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Local Syrian Proxies, Hezbollah Stooges

12:24 PM, Aug 26, 2013

Lebanese authorities have arrested two suspects affiliated with a pro-Syrian regime group in the bombing of two Sunni mosques in Tripoli on Friday. Forty-seven people were killed in the attack in the northern Lebanese city, likely retaliation for a bombing the previous week in the southern suburbs of Beirut, a Hezbollah stronghold, that killed another 27.

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Obama Condemns London Terror Attack; Doesn't Single Out Motivation

12:29 PM, May 23, 2013

President Barack Obama condmned the London terror attack, but he didn't single out a motivation for beheading. Here's Obama's statement:

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Against the ‘New Normal’

May 06, 2013


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.”

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Russia Claims to Have Wiretapped Boston Bomber Talking With Mother About 'Jihad'

6:01 AM, Apr 29, 2013

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: 

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Congressman: 'Five Jihadists Have Reached Their Targets in the United States Under Barack Obama'

3:40 PM, Apr 24, 2013

Congressman Tom Cotton took to the House floor "to express grave doubts about the Obama Administration’s counterterrorism policies and programs":

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America vs. Jihadists

States can and will support al Qaeda, unless they continue to fear an American response.
2:21 PM, Sep 07, 2011

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.

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Whither Jihad?

Islamic militancy preceded Osama bin Laden. Unfortunately, it will probably outlast him, too.
May 16, 2011


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. 

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