Terrorism Articles

Biden Kicks Off White House Summit on 'Countering Violent Extremism' Tuesday

Strategy is to "prevent violent extremism."
9:30 AM, Feb 17, 2015

The Obama adminstration begins its three-day summit on countering violent extremism with a "roundtable discussion" Tuesday afternoon led by Vice President Joe Biden and including "representatives from cities working to address the spread of violent extremism." President Barack Obama will join the summit twice this week, according to the Associated Press:

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Why Obama Can't Talk About Islamic Extremism

8:01 AM, Feb 17, 2015

David Frum at the Atlantic explains the root of President Obama's insistence on downplaying the Islamic element inherent in the terrorism haunting America and the West:

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Obama: 'Future Belongs Not' to ISIS

Islamic terrorist group now responsible for 3 American deaths.
10:15 AM, Feb 10, 2015

Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker who became a hostage of the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, has been killed while being held by her captors. President Obama released an official statement Tuesday morning on Mueller's death, asserting that the "future belongs not" to terrorists like those aligned with ISIS.

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Europe’s Jewish Population Continues to Plummet

A mere 0.2 percent of Europeans are Jewish.
9:01 AM, Feb 10, 2015

If you ignore the cringe-worthy opening line of this article from the Pew Research Center – the Holocaust did far worse than “decimate” Europe’s Jewish population – you will find some interesting facts. In a nutshell, Europe’s Jewish population continues to decline. There are now approximately 1.4 million Jews living in Europe, compared to 9.5 million in 1939. Only 10 percent of the world’s Jews now live in Europe, and a mere 0.2 percent of Europeans are Jewish.

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Al Qaeda Uses ISIS to Try to Present Itself as Respectable, Even Moderate

7:36 AM, Feb 09, 2015

In response to the Islamic State’s horrific burning of a pilot, the Jordanian government has released from prison one of the most influential al Qaeda-allied ideologues in the world. Sound strange? It is.

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Former Spy Chief for Obama: U.S. Terrorism Strategy 'Clearly Not Working'

10:01 AM, Feb 08, 2015

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former director under President Obama for the Defense Intel Agency, criticized America's terrorism strategy this morning on Fox:

"So are you saying that at this moment, after all these years, we do not have a coherent strategy, full 360 degrees, to combat Islamic terrorism?"

"I think what I'm saying is that the strategy that we've had is not working, I mean it's clearly not working," said Flynn.

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Senator: 'We Should be Sending More Terrorists to Gitmo'...

...'Every last one of them can rot in hell.'
3:55 PM, Feb 05, 2015

At a hearing this morning conducted by the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Tom Cotton, a war veteran, chided the Obama administration's justification to close the detention facility that has housed terrorism suspects since 2002. The administration's witness was Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Brian McKeon, who defended President Obama's policy that the facility needs to be closed because it is a national security risk.

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Defining Defiance Down

2:15 PM, Feb 04, 2015

As the prime minister of constitutionally pacifist Japan, Shinzo Abe cannot sound belligerent notes—even when his citizens are beheaded by ISIS, as occurred this past weekend.

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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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Kerry: Violent Extremism Is Not Islamic

'Obviously the biggest error that we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone.'
1:19 PM, Jan 23, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry argued that, as the Associated Press phrased it, "violent extremism is not Islamic" in a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos:

"Today we are witnessing more than a form of criminal anarchy. A nihilism which illegitimately claims an idealogical and religious foundation," said Kerry. 

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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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Argentine Prosecutor Found Dead, Fought Iran-Backed Terror Around World

11:45 AM, Jan 19, 2015

Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor who had been investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center (the AMIA building) in Argentina, has been found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment. Nisman was famous in intelligence and law enforcement circles for amassing evidence that implicates Iran in the AMIA attack, which left 85 people dead and hundreds more wounded.

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Panetta: We're In 'A Much More Dangerous Chapter' Of War On Terror

1:15 PM, Jan 18, 2015

President Obama's former defense secretary and former head of the CIA, Leon Panetta, said this morning on CNN that we've entered into "a much more dangerous chapter" of the war on terror:

“I don’t think there’s any question. I think what we’re seeing ... is a much more aggressive chapter and a much more dangerous chapter in terms of the war on terrorism,” Panetta told CNN's Fareed Zakaria.

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Kerry Brings James Taylor to Serenade French With 'You've Got a Friend'

8:25 AM, Jan 16, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Paris Friday in what was billed as a show of solidarity with the French people after terrorists attacked last week. The former Massachusetts senator brought fellow Bay Stater and singer-songwriter James Taylor to sing a slightly off-key rendition of "You've Got a Friend" to a Parisian audience. Watch the video below:

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Kerry: I'm Going to Give 'a Big Hug to Paris'

12:09 PM, Jan 15, 2015

John Kerry is going to France today to give "a big hug to Paris," a week after the brutal terrorist attacks there.

His plan is "to share a big hug with Paris and express the affection of the American people for France and for our friends there who have been through a terrible time," he told reporters today in Bulgaria.

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Special Report Panel on the Response to Terrorism

10:27 AM, Jan 15, 2015

Steve Hayes, with Chuck Lane and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

Watch the latest video at <a href="http://video.foxnews.com">video.foxnews.com</a>

And here's the Internet aftershow:

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Jindal to Bash Hillary's 'Mindless Naiveté' in London Speech

And Declare 'Islam Has a Problem.'
9:05 AM, Jan 14, 2015

Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate, will give a major foreign policy address next week in London. According to early excerpts of the address, Jindal will use the speech to bash Hillary Clinton, the likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, and to go after radical Islam in wake of last week's Paris terrorist attacks.

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4 Jews Killed in Paris Attack Buried in Israel

3:22 PM, Jan 13, 2015

Under a cloudless Jerusalem sky, a crowd of thousands gathered at the cemetery at Givat Shaul on Tuesday, to bury the four Jews murdered at the Hyper Cacher in Paris. Yoav Hattab, Yohan Cohen, Philippe Braham, and Francois-Michel Saada were laid to rest in Har Hamenuhot, on the approach to Jerusalem from the west.

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CNN: 'Our Policy Not to Show Potentially Offensive Images of the Prophet'

9:31 AM, Jan 13, 2015

CNN described its reasoning for not showing the latest cover of Charlie Hebdo (the first issue to be published after last week's massacre) in a broadcast this morning:


"CNN will not show you the new cover, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad, because it is our policy not to show potentially offensive images of the prophet," the host declared this morning.

Here's the image CNN (and others!) refuse to show you:

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A Minute Early or a Minute Late

3:32 PM, Jan 12, 2015

The terrorist attacks last week in Paris and the debate over the French government response brought back a simple discussion I had a few years ago regarding the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

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WH: No Idea What Obama Was Doing Sunday During Paris March

2:08 PM, Jan 12, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest told the press today he doesn't know what President Obama was doing while world leaders gathered in Paris yesterday to rally:

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Kerry: 'Quibbling' to Criticize U.S. for Skipping Paris Rally

7:34 AM, Jan 12, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry said that criticism that he and the Obama administration skipped the unity rally in Paris yesterday is "sort of quibbling a little bit." He made the comments at a press conference in India, after announcing that he'd be visiting France on Thursday.

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White House Continues Fight Against Extremism By Announcing Meeting

10:21 AM, Jan 11, 2015

The White House announced today its next step in fighting extremism: a meeting.

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Report: 4 Hostages Killed at Kosher Market

12:03 PM, Jan 09, 2015

Reuters and Agence France-Presse report that four hostages at the Kosher market in Paris are dead.

#BREAKING Five dead, including gunman, in Paris supermarket hostage drama: security source

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) January 9, 2015  Read more

WH: America Needs to 'Redouble' Effort to Explain True 'Tenets' of Islam

8:01 PM, Jan 07, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters today that the United States needs to "redouble" efforts to explain "what the tenets of Islam actually are." He made the comments in response to a question about how the U.S. might respond to the terror attack today in France. 

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Suspect in Magazine Massacre Was Arrested in 2005 for Wanting to Kill American Troops

4:47 PM, Jan 07, 2015

French authorities have reportedly indentified the three suspects in today’s massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices—Hamyd Mourad, whose nationality has not yet been identified, and two French nationals, Said Kouachi and his younger brother Cherif Kouachi.

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Obama Warns: 'These Kinds of Attacks Can Happen Anywhere'

12:44 PM, Jan 07, 2015

In remarks from the Oval Office, President Obama warned that the kind of terror attack that took place earlier today in Paris can "happen anywhere in the world."

"I think it's going to be important for us to make sure that we recognize these kinds of attacks can happen anywhere in the world," said Obama.

"And it's one of the things I'll be discussing with Secretary Kerry today."

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Islamist Terror Attack in Paris

11:25 AM, Jan 07, 2015

The Islamist terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which, so far, has resulted in 12 deaths and many more wounded, should come as no surprise.

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Obama Calls Magazine Murders a 'Terrorist Act'

9:16 AM, Jan 07, 2015

President Obama's statement on the terror attack in France:

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WH Unsure Whether Murderous Rampage in France Is 'Terrorism'

'If based on this investigation it turns out to be an act of terrorism, then we would condemn that in the strongest possible terms, too'
9:08 AM, Jan 07, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest refrained from calling the attack on a French magazine "terrorism" in an interview this morning on CNN:

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