Category: Resistance to Islamism

The Muslim Brotherhood: Doctrine, Strategy, Operations and Vulnerabilities

Want to discover the vulnerabilities of the Muslim Brotherhood? Study its doctrine, strategy and operations worldwide. That’s what I set out to do in my chapter, “The Muslim Brotherhood: Doctrine, Strategy, Operations and Vulnerabilities,” appearing in the newly published book, Meeting the Ideological Challenges of Islamism: How to Combat Modern Radical Islam. The work was edited by Anna Bekele and...

Designing an Information Warfare Campaign Against the Global Jihadi Movement

The US Army has published my chapter, “Designing an Information Warfare Campaign Against the Global Jihadi Movement,” as part of the Threat Knowledge Group’s special report, The Islamic State and Information Warfare: Defeating ISIS and the Broader Global Jihadist Movement. The report, written in 2014, was prepared for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, US Army Special Operations...

No Defeat Jihad Summit strategy author was invited to White House CVE summit

Among the many experts and practitioners invited to participate in the White House’s Countering Violent Extremism strategy summit, not one was involved with the Defeat Jihad Summit strategy sponsored earlier this month. This is significant, as the Defeat Jihad Summit authors approach the issue as an ideological one, requiring ideological warfare – something that the White House has opposed. Equally...

Kurds make fun of ISIS in this parody video

Kurdish comedians make fun of ISIS terrorists and their abnormal affection for goats in a popular TV video. Made available with English subtitles by MEMRI, the video, aired on Kurdish television in October, is a four-minute musical skit of bearded men in front of an ISIS flag, playing air guitar with an AK-47 and singing about all the worthlessness and...

CNN discusses US propaganda effort against ISIS

Today, Ashleigh Banfield of CNN ran a segment on US propaganda efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. The US State Department seems very proud of its “Just Say No”-style videos designed to persuade prospective ISIS recruits from joining the cause. Ashleigh seemed very skeptical – and rightly so – about the effort, and CNN invited me over for an...

Fox News: Discussing threats to Olympics, with Laura Ingraham

In the wake of two terrorist bombings in southern Russia ahead of the Sochi Olympic games, Laura Ingraham of Fox News interviewed me on The O’Reilly Factor. By coincidence, I was in Boston for the interview, just blocks from the site of the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing executed by two Muslim Chechens. Chechen terrorists declared open season on the Sochi...

Warring Syrian factions stop fighting on Eid to make way for world’s largest statue of Jesus

Here’s a development that should confound American diplomats and counterterrorism strategists: Warring factions in Syria stopped fighting for three days so that the world’s largest statue of Jesus Christ could be moved from Armenia to a Syrian mountaintop. During the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha. Along an ancient Christian pilgrimage route from Constantinople to Jerusalem. Visible in Lebanon, Jordan,...

Join me at the US Capitol building for strategy conference on Al Qaeda and Ikhwan

Join me and eight other experts at the United States Capitol building on Friday, September 6, for a day-long conference on Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood: A New American Strategy. Sponsored by the Westminster Institute, the conference addresses the failure of US policy in the Middle East and Africa, a policy that centers on the belief that supporting “non-violent”...

Iran presidential elections don’t matter, Waller tells Arabic TV

Iran’s elections being held today are illegitimate because all candidates are approved by the mullahs who control the regime, an IWP professor tells a US public diplomacy TV channel. (Institute of World Politics news release) “It doesn’t matter who wins the presidential elections in Iran,” Provost J. Michael Waller says on Alhurra, an Arabic-language satellite TV channel broadcast to the Middle East. “Every...

Muslim Brotherhood can’t take a joke – so let’s keep joking

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi depended on protesters to ridicule the regime he targeted in Egypt, but now that he has become the Egyptian regime, he’s showing he fears the power of ridicule as a political weapon. Morsi had local comedian and satirist Bassem Youssef set up to be prosecuted for “insulting” him (and Islam) on March 30 of this...