Tagged: Muslim Brotherhood

Getting serious about strategic influence

The US isn’t declining as a world power because of the war on terrorism. It’s declining because it has ceased to be serious about using strategic influence. The United States has become a military Achilles but a political Lilliputian. “More troops” seems to be the universal answer to the world’s security problems. Plus weak, plaintive cries for “more public diplomacy.”...

Fighting the War of Ideas like a Real War: Short-term message strategies to combat the terrorists

This ground-breaking monograph by J Michael Waller departs from the conventional view of public diplomacy and international communication in time of war and argues for deploying messages as weapons of attack against the terrorists and other extremists. Proposing an immediate-term strategy that requires no bureaucratic reorganization or major budgetary changes, Fighting the War of Ideas like a Real War is designed for...

Terrorist recruitment and infiltration in the US: Prisons and military as an operational base

“Terrorist Recruitment and Infiltration in the United States: Prisons and Military as an Operational Base,” testimony before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, October 14, 2003.

How terrorists use ‘civil liberties’ arguments to undermine the war effort

by J. Michael Waller Insight, March 4, 2003 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 antiterrorism laws under the guise of protecting civil liberties. The...

A resounding voice in traditional Islam: Sheik Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

by J Michael Waller Insight magazine, October 1-14, 2002 Where were all the Muslim and Arab pressure groups several years ago when the first warnings were raised about Osama bin Laden and terrorist-support networks in the United States? Pretty quiet, by most accounts. One of the few Muslim leaders in this country to warn publicly and repeatedly about the internal...

The Wahhabi Lobby takes the offensive

Published in Insight magazine, a weekly of the Washington Times, August 5, 2002. by J. Michael Waller Totalitarian regimes in the Middle East have targeted the United States with a well-financed influence campaign that is being rooted in American politics. Veteran watchers of the “active-measures” programs of the former Soviet Union say this Islamist propaganda offensive bears an uncanny resemblance...

Domestic front in the war on terror

By J Michael Waller, Insight, January 7, 2002 The brochure warns: “Don’t talk to the FBI. The FBI is looking for information to use against you, your family and/or your community.” It has been posted on the Internet since 1997 by the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom (NCPPF). Many militant groups and their supporters, from the antiglobalist anarchists to...