Tagged: jihad

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...

Digital citizen-sleuths: Social media played big role in solving Boston Marathon jihad case

Individual citizens, with their digital cameras and social media networks, played a major role in helping authorities solve the Boston Marathon jihadi case. Call it crowdsourcing intelligence. Photos, videos, Facebook updates, tweets, and online research and analysis provided substantial clues for police and investigators in identifying and taking down the Islamist brothers who murdered at least four and injured more...

The case for calling them nitwits

Hats off to Daniel Byman and Christine Fair, who write in The Atlantic about what nincompoops many of our terrorist enemies are. In a piece titled, “The Case for Calling them Nitwits,” Byman and Fair note, “They blow each other up by mistake. They bungle even simple schemes. They get intimate with cows and donkeys. Our terrorist enemies trade on...

Undermining the war on terror: Top American Muslim groups courted by the Bush administration have used their political cover to launch influence operations and extend support to terrorists

Published by Insight magazine, a weekly of the Washington Times, March 18, 2003 by J. Michael Waller Terrorists and their supporters are doing their best to weave themselves into the political fabric of American society, say specialists in homeland security. They are operating front groups and charities to finance their operations, and they are running influence operations to weaken federal...