Muslim Brotherhood

Political Islam Threatening North America

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Left: Canadian PM Trudeau participating in prayers in a Surrey, British Columbia mosque. Credit: LifeSiteNews. A Warning to America: The Growing Islamist Threat in Canada Canadian Sunni Islamists pose a special threat to Canada, according to a leaked Canadian Security Intelligence Service report. “The Service has never before faced a terrorist... ...

LGBTQ – The Islamic Perspective – Canada

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau touts himself as a leader who equality and rights for the LGBTQ community. At the same time, he also embraces and promotes the growing Islamist movement in Canada, which views homosexuality as a crime punishable by lashing and even death. And the Islamists make no... ...

Terrorist Threat on the U.S. Northern Border

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Has the Islamist influence in the Canadian government become so dominant that the American government should monitor and assess this issue?  Is the penetration of the Canadian political system by the Muslim Brotherhood (and others) so severe that it is becoming a national security threat to the U.S.?  A wall... ...

Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Da’esh “Lite” in North America

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Left: The famous mud-mosque in Mali, where al Qaeda has been active, has been used by Taha Ghayyur as an advertisement of his presentation at the Al-Falah Islamic Center as part of Black History Month – “Discover the Forgotten Legacy of African Islam” on Feb. 19, 2016.  Recent mass demonstrations in... ...

Soros is No Dreyfus*

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Anti-Semitism should always be condemned. But it is somewhat ironic that leaders of Hungary’s Jewish community and Israel’s Ambassador in Budapest are rallying on behalf of a man who demeans Jews and gives millions to anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian organizations. That man who is Jewish by birth, but proud for growing up in... ...

US Intervention Lets Qatar Off the Hook*

Friday, July 21st, 2017

When Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt broke diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed various sanctions on that minuscule but incredibly wealthy emirate, they presented the Qatari government with thirteen “non-negotiable” demands.The demands were rejected by Qatar, which looked to its various allies for support. Turkey sent assistance and... ...

The UK and Jihad*

Monday, June 5th, 2017

As with the car and stabbing attacks on the Westminster Bridge, March 22, 2017, media reports on Saturday night highlighted the terrorists’ “new tactic” of using cars to mow down a large number of pedestrians, and knives to stab as many as they can. There is nothing new about this tactic. As... ...

The Anti-Trump Movement and The Blind Sheikh’s Legacy 

Monday, February 27th, 2017

A few minutes past noon, on February 26, 1993, as a senior editor in a major centrist publishing house was berating me for proposing a book on the Islamic Proselytization of America, the deafening noise of screaming ambulances, firetrucks and police cars rushing downtown and news of a large explosion at... ...

Stumbling into War*

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Despite Pres. Barack Obama’s continued insistence that he has pulled the U.S. out of endless – and unsuccessful – wars in the Mideast, American military involvement continues there. Witness to the continued engagement, and in fact what appears to be an escalation of that commitment, is in the official news... ...

Hamas: Only Ideological and Religious Ties with Muslim Brotherhood*

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Left: A quote from Hassan al-Banna, the Muslim Brotherhood founder, appears at the beginning of the Hamas Charter. It reads, “Israel will arise and continue to exist until Islam abolishes it, as it abolished what went before…” Right: The front page of the Hamas Charter, written in 1988, explicitly declaring... ...

Europe: How Many Minutes to Midnight?

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Left: ISIS supporters attack German police before Solingen Town Hall, May 1, 2012. Decades of efforts to avoid stigmatizing Muslims and to understand and address ‘root causes’ of Islamist terrorism have yielded horrific dividends in Europe. Belgium’s 2003 Terrorist Offenses Act criminalizes terrorism and participation in terrorist groups, but gets out... ...

Unseemly Behavior*

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Left: “HE’S GOT THE MOVES: US President Barack Obama dances tango with a dancer during a state dinner in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. (AFP)” Arab News, March 25, 2016 For an Administration, which supposedly excels in its appreciation and manipulation of the media, the current presentation of Pres. Barack Obama’s... ...

Muslims, Islamists Terrorists, and Islam*

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

The time has come, and indeed, has long passed for a frank and open discussion of the growing confrontation between the Western democracies and the Muslim world. Were there no other issue than the fact that there are some 1.3 billion world inhabitants who consider themselves Muslim, whatever their differences,... ...

Misnavigating America

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

As if seven years of Obama’s efforts to diminish the world’s superpower were not enough, recent events in the Middle East highlight the need for American leadership capable of righting the ship. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s statement that the U.S. sailors “obviously had misnavigated” two boats into Iran’s territorial waters illustrates the... ...

Feeding Iran’s Terrorist Agenda

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Left: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif waving [goodbye] to the Peace Dove. (cartoon by Keyvan Varessi, Iranian daily Iranian daily Ghanoon) –  The lifting of the sanctions on Iran is significant not only because it rewards the regime with $150 billion, allowing to increase its... ...

Wrong man, Wrong Job*

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Pres. Barak Obama repeatedly refers to the end of his time in office and that he is no longer campaigning. There is more than a little ambiguity there, however, for his modus operandi is a permanent campaign – even when it is for more limited objectives than the highest office... ...

The Volcano of Islamic Terrorism*

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Terrorism has dominated the history of Islam, as demonstrated by the murder of three of the first four caliphs who succeeded the Prophet Muhammad: Umar ibn Abd al-Khattab (644 C.E.), Uthman Ibn Affan (656 C.E.) and Ali ibn Abi Talib (661 C.E.). Islamic terrorism has been one of the most... ...

Stopping The Palestinians’ Simmering Terrorism*

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Left: Arabic Caption: “We’ve come to slaughter you.” Published after the massacre of four rabbis and a Druze policeman in Jerusalem in November 2014. The Palestinian terror wave is not letting up, and fighting it more effectively requires a close examination of its roots and its objectives.  While not baseless,... ...

The Salafis Daddy Warbucks – Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The first-ever global meeting of  the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) network of some 200 jurisdictions over the weekend in Paris, “to  discuss actions…to combat the financing of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) …and to combat the financing of terrorism,” will probably make the participants feel... ...

Connecting the Terror in Paris with the Terror against Israel

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Left: Kashmiri demonstrators hold up Palestinian flags and a flag of the Islamic State during a 2014 demonstration (AFP) Seemingly, the connection between the Islamic terror against the West and the Palestinian terror against Israel is confined to technical aspects and does not run deeper than that. It mainly involves... ...

A Response to Bernard-Henri Lévy*

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

On November 16, 2015, French public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy published a commentary in which he urges the West to acknowledge that it is at war and must call things by their right names. He subsequently argues that we must battle Islamic jihad while understanding the difference between those Muslims who... ...

Which Side Are YOU On?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The world has been at war for sixty-eight of the past hundred years.  World War I lasted four years, World War II six years, the Cold War 44 years and the war with radical is now fourteen years old and counting. Western civilization eventually won the first three global conflicts, but... ...

Vive la France!

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Left: Eiffel Tower goes dark,  after Paris terrorist attacks, Nov. 13, 2015 There are perhaps three all engulfing observations to be made from the horrific events in France this past Friday evening as the Muslim day of prayer and rest ended: The enemy we face is as barbarous as has... ...

What the Downing of the Russian Plane May Portend

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Left: The remains of a Russian airliner are inspected by military investigators at the crash site at the al-Hasanah area in El Arish city, north Egypt. (Reuters). It is now generally accepted that the Russian commercial airliner that crashed in the Sinai fell victim to a terrorist attack through the introduction... ...

Do the Palestinians Want Two States?*

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Is the Palestinian “popular uprising” in its current manifestations the preferred form of struggle for the Fatah leadership – as opposed to small-scale demonstrations at focal points of friction? When an interviewer on a prominent TV show on the official Palestinian channel directed this question to Tawfik Tirawi, a member... ...

Egypt’s Salafist* Party Returns to the Wilderness

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

“Running for the Salafi Party was a loss…I regret it. [My] popularity in the constituency was very strong, but joining the party caused it to decline.” – Daily News Egypt, October 24, 2015 Results from the first round of phase one of Egypt’s parliamentary elections earlier this month show that... ...

Would Turkey’s Military Stand By?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Left: Turkish police officers stand on guard, securing the site of the explosion in Ankara. Protesters clashed with riot police after the bombings, accusing officers of blocking a road being used by ambulances to transport the wounded. (Burhan Ozbilici/The Associated Press) Introduction: Saturday’s double suicide bombings in Ankara that killed... ...

Weekly Review, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2015

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Iran’s “Chanting ‘Death to America’” Jobs – Rachel Ehrenfeld – In his remarks before the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama attempted to dismiss the function of “Death to America” calls by the Iranian leadership in keeping millions of their people energized and busy. The huge demonstrations in which such... ...

The Rise of Islamist Dominance in Turkey – Part I

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The creeping diminution of Ataturk’s secular Turkish state began in 1970, when Necmettin Erbakan (1926-2011), who had been elected to Parliament the previous year, formed Turkey’s first Islamic political party in the post-Ataturk era. A year later, it was banned by the military government. Erbakan himself was a man whose... ...

Help Egypt!

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Left: Nearly 250 ISIS terrorists killed in Sinai, over 60 arrested in confrontations with the Egyptian military forces on July 7. An Egyptian official reported that among the killed terrorists in Sinai were dozens of foreigners:..”Initial findings show Turks, Palestinians and Syrians among the dead,”  The Obama Administration seems to have a hard... ...

Weekly Review, June 15-20, 2015

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Left: Learning a trade … former “militants” study electronics at the Swat valley centre. Photograph: Mian Kursheed/Reuters  The Folly of Islamic de-Radicalization – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Establishing de-radicalization centers to fight the jihadist plague, either in Muslim countries or in the West is a futile endeavor. They cannot erase centuries of indoctrination by religious authorities... ...

The Folly of Islamic de-Radicalization

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Left: Saudi ex-prisoners listen to a Muslim cleric at a religious course at an Interior Ministry rehabilitation center north of Riyadh. Upon release, former prisoners are taken to this center for reintegration into society. Establishing de-radicalization centers to fight the jihadist plague, either in Muslim countries or in the West is... ...

Weekly Review, June 1-5, 2015

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Pic Credit: Saul Loeb, the Atlantic — Fueling the ISIS Fire – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Under growing criticism of handling the war against ISIS, the Obama administration decided to send more weapons to the Iraqi army and has already sent the first shipment of the 2,000 AT4 anti-tank missiles to be used against ISIS driven American... ...

Another UN Step to Legitimize Jihadist Hamas

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Left: Ismail Haniya, head of the de facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, speaks at the seventh annual conference, held in Milan in 2009 (PRC annual Palestinian conference in Europe website). The Palestinian Return Center (PRC) advocates the ideology and political agenda of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe and beyond. As if the... ...

Obama Doesn’t Understand Israel*

Monday, June 1st, 2015

As an Israeli familiar with U.S.-Israeli relations, I would like to set the record straight on President Obama’s recent comments in The Atlantic and at the Adas Israel synagogue. First, let me stress the shared values that anchor the U.S.-Israel relationship, as well as the gratitude I and every Israeli... ...

Libya: By Thirds

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Left: Libyan major oil pipelines, refiners and major oil fields. (Hassan S. Hassan, 2009) The US Department of State International Boundary Study series was initiated in 1961 with studies (#1,2,3) on the boundaries of Libya: Algeria — Libya Boundary 04/28/1961 Libya — Niger Boundary 05/04/1961 Chad — Libya Boundary Original... ...

Obama, ISIS, the Pope and the Palestinians

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

While  cache of computers, cell phones, and documents that was captured during the raid will provide important information about ISIS financial operations in Iraq and Syria and possibly on its support of its branches in North Africa, South-East Asia and beyond. But this will not stop ISIS.  What would? Certainly not supplying new... ...

Stopping the Next Tsarnaev

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Left: Boston Marathon bombing, April 15, 2013 The news of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s death sentence made headlines in the American and other Western nation’s media. However, more than two hours later, Abu-Dhabi’s main English-language publication, The National, has not mentioned this at all. Instead, its news page included  stories... ...

Syria breaking up – Lebanon next?*

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Left – Members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front in Lebanon. The already extremely complex Middle East may be on the verge of becoming even more so. At this point, the Sh’ia northern arc of Iran, Iraq, Assad and Hezbollah is in confrontation with the southern Sunni arc of Egypt, Jordan,... ...

Down the Slippery Slope

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Left: Faiza Silmi, a 32-year-old Moroccan, walks past a bakery in a street of Le Mesnil-Saint-Denis, southwest of Paris, April 21, 2010, Credit CHRISTOPHE ENA / AP Michel Houellebecq’s bestselling satirical novel Soumission, was published on January 7, the very same day the jihadists attack on Charlie Hebdo and the... ...

Hillary Clinton: Libya and the Clinton Foundation

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Revelations of donations to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary Clinton joined the Obama administration in January 2009, invite a second look at her decisions as Secretary of State. In early January 2011 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was en route to the Gulf region with planned visits to Qatar,... ...

Legal Rules and Anti-Terrorism Warfare

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Mustaffa Dirani, right, and Sheikh Abdel Karim Obeid, left, are seen as they wait at the District court in Tel Aviv Monday, May 29, 2000. (File Photo:AP) The Case of Mustafa Dirani, Revisited: On January 15, 2015, an expanded panel of judges of the Israeli Supreme Court, in a re-hearing... ...

Putting the squeeze on Israel

Monday, April 6th, 2015

One of the many anomalies of Pres. Barack Hussein Obama’s collapsing foreign policy is Washington’s growing rift with Israel, despite the two countries’ historically intimate ties at every level. Obama’s fundamental antagonism toward Israel was always apparent: during the 2008 campaign he announced one of his “transformations” would be putting... ...

Hamas Terrorists in “Journalist” Clothing*

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Right: Abdallah Mortaja, armed with a rifle, reads his will. Behind him is the logo and its inscription, “Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades.“ Is he a journalist? Abdallah Fadel Mortaja, Hamas terrorist operative in the Shejaiya battalion of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, who also carried out propaganda missions. Hamas claims... ...

Can Saudi Arabia Form a United Sunni Front?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Left: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (r) with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Riyadh, March 2, 2015; picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency; AFP Photo/SPA/HO The attempt to establish a Sunni pact against the background of the challenges created by the turmoil in the Arab world and... ...

Libya 2011: The Decisive Year

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Left: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned about the death of Muammar Gaddafi via an SMS message. Clinton was staying in Kabul when she learned the news. The moment, when she was given a cell phone, was filmed by CBS NEWS as Clinton was getting ready for an interview.... ...

Weekly Briefing – March 22-27, 2015

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Credit: Office of the Supreme Leader Iran: Why? – Sol Sanders – Why is one of the world’s poorest countries [40% living in poverty, halfway down on list of countries in per capita GDP] building capital-intensive nuclear power facilities? Iran has the third largest oil and the second largest gas... ...

Weekly Briefing – March 16-20, 2015

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

“Anti-Semitism is a Huge Menace” – The Netherlands Chief Rabbi – Emerson Vermaat, Exclusive to ACD – “The growing wave of anti-Semitism in Holland forces Jews  to be careful and hide any symbol that would give away their identity.”  “I don’t think anti-Semitism is growing in the Netherlands. It is... ...

Israel, Hamas and Hizbollah on a Collision Course: Undesirable yet Inevitable

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Left: Hamas leader Kaled Mashal  with Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s  3rd Secretary General. At the start of 2015, Israel’s two major fronts – home to the two hostile players with which Israel has had military encounters in recent months – were calm. The war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in the... ...

The Embryonic Palestinian State – A monster in the Ultra-Sound*

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Left:  One need not be a prophet in order to know what a monster would be born from the Palestinian “embryonic state” in Judea and Samaria. Photo: Flash 90 As of now, in Judea, Samaria and Gaza there is a sort of embryonic state, or “Arab state in progress”. And just as with pregnancy, it... ...

The Egyptian Bet

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Any hope for an exit from the current Middle East chaos lies with the efforts of Gen. Pres. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to stabilize its politics and rebuild the Egyptian economy. With its 90 million people and traditional role as the intellectual leader of the Sunni Arab world, el-Sisi’s efforts to... ...

A French- Egyptian Bridge Over The Mediterranean: An Arms Deal*

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Left: Rafale – RIAT 2009. Image @ Wikimedia Commons A recent arms deal between Egypt and France may indicate a change in the regional balance of power; Egypt’s traditional reliance on U.S. arms and assistance may be gradually shifting towards other actors such as France, the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi... ...

Weekly Briefing – March 1-7, 2015

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Right: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and senior negotiator Seyed Abbas Araqchi described the removal of all sanctions against Tehran as a precondition for a comprehensive deal with the world powers, underlining that Tehran is standing on its positions firmly. On the Road to a “Very Bad Deal” with... ...

Weekly Briefing – February 22 – 27, 2015

Friday, February 27th, 2015

 Drones in the U.S. National Airspace System – Major Stephen Maddox & Captain David Stuckenberg —  in 2014 an American Airlines Group regional jet in Florida nearly collided with a drone at 2,300 feet. This type of UAS is supposed to remain within 400 feet of the surface. A collision... ...

Weekly Briefing – February 1-6, 2015

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Hell on Earth –  Dr. Mordecai [email protected] – Burning alive a human being is a method of eliminating enemies that is well known and documented in early Islamic sources, and based on a deductive legal principle of Sharia law… Anyone who attacks Islamic State will be condemned to Hell on... ...

On “supersessionism”: Abrahamic faiths in history

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Prologue Supersessionism (also called replacement theology or fulfilment theology) is a Christian theological view on the current status of Jews and Judaism. Supersessionism designates the belief that the Christian Church has replaced the Israelites as God’s chosen people and that the Mosaic covenant has been replaced or superseded by the... ...

Egypt’s War in the Sinai Peninsula: : A Struggle that Goes beyond Egypt

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Egypt is in the midst of a war that can be categorized as a low-intensity conflict. This category represents a common pattern of military campaigns in the early twenty-first century: sub-conventional wars fought by armies and security services belonging to states against armies of terrorilla – fully armed and hierarchical... ...

Semantics? Not on our lives!

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Yeah, it’s a big joke! The most amateurish hacks performing as government spokesmen, whether it is an arrogant but totally incompetent campaign apparatchik at the State Department, the White House’s befuddled spokesmen, or the embarrassed uniformed presenter at The Pentagon, we have public figures stumbling all over themselves. They are... ...

Weekly Briefing – January 24-30, 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

ISIS Advances – January 22-28, 2015 – Rachel Ehrenfeld – As the White House claims its attacks on ISIS have weakened the barbaric jihadist movement, we are witnessing an expansion of its activities. In previously unseen coordinated attacks ISIS attacked Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 26 and wounding more than... ...

The Religion of Peace – Belligerent Reality

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

“Sunni and Shiite believers of the fictional “religion of peace” could not have chosen a better time to expand their jihad against the infidels. The misleading portrait of the religion whose symbol is the sword, whose fanatic adherents’ principal aspiration is martyrdom by killing the nonbelievers, is not new. However,... ...

Old Islamists Never Die: Mohammed Haydar Zammar

Monday, January 19th, 2015

On March 2014, in an Islamic-State-sponsored prisoner swap, Mohammed Haydar Zammar, the al-Qaeda operative jailed in Syria in 2001, was freed in exchange for Syrian army officers held by the IS. News articles that covered the prisoner exchange did not bother to explain why the IS would go to such... ...

Weekly Briefing – January 12-16, 2015

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Charlie Hebdo – A Missed Opportunity – Rachel Ehrenfeld — In less than a week the free world seems to have lost the United States’ leadership, and the media lost its courage. The winners are the Islamists, whose ‘sensitivities’ apparently weigh more than those of Christians, Jews, Hindus, and all... ...

A Rage Against History

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Left: Place de la République Paris – An Islamic State flag together with a Palestinian flag with ‘Hamas’ written on it, while an Israeli flag is set on fire during pro-Hamas riots on July 26, 2014 (Credit: EPA) The Ottawa parliament, Café Lindt, Charlie Hebdo and so many others too: these are... ...

Islam Is the Problem*

Monday, January 12th, 2015

The worship of Mohammed’s followers throughout their history has rarely constituted a religion of peace, contrary to repeated statements by leaders in the West – above all President Barack Hussein Obama. These have been made in their pursuit of trying to defuse the current crisis, but nevertheless are now a... ...

The Mystery of the Islamic State

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Over several months last year, in an effort to understand the Islamic State movement, Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, sought the advice of Defense, intelligence and State experts, and academicians.  According to the New York Times,  the general told the group: “We... ...

The Paris Attack

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Cartoon credit: Ruben L. Oppenheimer, 10:23 AM – 7 Jan 2015 President Obama is wrong. Free expression and a free press are clearly not “universal values,” as he asserted in his condemnation of the attack on Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris. The terrorist attack today was merely an enforcement of decades-long Islamist... ...

Weekly Briefing – January 5-9, 2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The Mystery of the Islamic State – Rachel Ehrenfeld — Over several months last year, in an effort to understand the Islamic State movement, Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, sought the advice of Defense, intelligence and State experts, and academicians….the... ...

Is The Taliban–Pakistani Alliance on the Rocks?

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The bloody attack on an army–run school in December 14, 2014, is considered the most vicious attack ever carried out by the Taliban Movement in Pakistan. Seven Taliban suicide bombers attacked an army-run school auditorium in Peshawar, where children were taking an exam, killing at least 132 children and nine... ...

Hamas Trains to Attack the IDF

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Left: Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades operatives simulate an attack on an IDF post and abduct “an IDF soldier,” dragging him away to the left (Paltimes.net, December 27, 2014).  Careful examination of the list of Gazans killed last summer during Operation Protective Edge, uncovered 50 Hamas terrorists whose names were missing... ...

The Muslim Brotherhood’s International Union for Muslim Scholars

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

On December 5, 2014, Interpol issued a “Red Notice” alert, seeking the arrest of Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, at the request of the Egyptian government, on charges including, “Agreement, incitement and assistance to commit intentional murder, helping…prisoners to escape, arson, vandalism and theft.” Qaradawi’s support of terrorism led the United States... ...

Legitimatizing Hamas

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Left: Palestinian Hamas masked gunmen march in a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the terrorist group in Gaza City, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) The European Union has taken another step, in what it apparently hopes will facilitate the Islamist dream to annihilate the Jewish State... ...

The U.S.-Israel Crisis*

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

The United States and Israel are under full sail into a perfect storm. The caterwauling back and forth from the Israeli and Anglo-American left that Prime Minister Netanyahu is inviting Pres. Barack Hussein Obama’s intervention in upcoming Israeli elections as a prop for his popularity are indicative of how far... ...

Weekly Briefing – December 8 – 13, 2014

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

 By 2021 new nuclear missile systems, composed of new warheads and new delivery systems, will constitute 98 percent of Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile forces. This modernization includes the new RS-24 Yars (which NATO calls the SS-27 Mod 2), shown here, which is a new road-mobile system designed to carry up... ...

Spotlight on Global Jihad

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Left: ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula December 1-9, 2014 – Main events In Syria and Iraq, the US-led campaign against ISIS continues. In the city of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria, the fighting continues with no decisive victory by either party. In the area of Deir al-Zor in eastern... ...

The Muslim Brotherhood in Russia – Part 1

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Left: Lenin calling for hard work – Kazakh, Tashkent, 1933 (the Mardjani Foundation) “Russia appears to be taking serious moves to combat the ‘radicalization’ of Muslims within its border.  Recent pro-Islamic reports are complaining that Russia is banning the Islamic hijab—the headdress Islamic law requires Muslim women to wear—and, perhaps... ...

Islamists’ Political Power in the U.K. and U.S.

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Tony Blair got it right. When asked about the consequences of the West’s intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq, Britain’s former Prime Minister, once again reiterated “the reason it was tough in Iraq and tough in Afghanistan is the reason it is tough today…. It’s tough because terrorism is deep-rooted and... ...

Hamas Directing Terrorism from Turkey*

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

1.   In August and September 2014 the Israeli security forces exposed two Hamas military-terrorist networks operating in Judea and Samaria. They recruited squads to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli targets, including showcase attacks in Jerusalem (attacks on the Teddy [Soccer] Stadium and the light railway). Most of the... ...

Extreme Islam in South Africa*

Friday, November 28th, 2014

During a pro-Israel rally in Johannesburg, a man protesting with the Anti-Israel crowd was apprehended for carrying a rifle, handguns and other weapons. During the last Jewish High Holidays, Jewish neighborhoods and areas around synagogues were cordoned off. Due to an intelligence tip-off, heavy police and private security personnel manned... ...

ISIS: Portrait of a Jihadi Terrorist Organization*

Friday, November 28th, 2014

An ISIS operative holds a shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile on the background of a black ISIS flag (Picture sent by ISIS via Twitter) Objectives 1. This study examines the nature of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), an Islamic Salafist-jihadi terrorist organization founded a decade ago as a... ...

Egypt Moves Againt Political Islam

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers! Egypt designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization in December 2013. The designation was reaffirmed by an Egyptian court earlier this month, as was the order to confiscate its assets. Now, Egypt seems ready to go further by banning the subversive influence of... ...

Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood: A Short History

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

The Jordanian arrest last week of MusZaki Bani Rsheid, deputy leader of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, came after he criticized the United Arab Emirates for designating “The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organization and 79 affiliated groups” as terrorists on his Facebook page. Rsheid was accused of “acts that could harm Jordan’s... ...

Weekly Briefing, November 10-15, 2014

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Left: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shakes hands with attendants of the First Latin American Muslim Religious Leaders Summit in Istanbul, where he announced that Muslims discovered the Americas before Columbus. Turkey Reaches Out to Latin America’s Muslims – J. Millard Burr and Rachel Ehrenfeld – Since the fall of... ...

The next Flotilla to Gaza may well include Latin Americans

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Since the fall of the Morsi government, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts have doubled to elevate his stature in the Muslim world and turn Turkey into the new center for the International Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun). While the Ikhwan penetration of Europe has advanced for a half-century, little attention... ...

The Persian Thread*

Monday, November 10th, 2014

It’s time for Paul Hollander to write a sequel to his marvelously insightful and humorous (after a fashion) 1981 “Political Pilgrims.”  For those kiddies for whom all this, and the environment in which it was written, is ancient history, may I remind you of Hollander’s goal he fulfilled so well.... ...

Weekly Briefing, October 26 – November 1, 2014

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Laser Communications – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Uninterrupted radio frequencies are necessary to guarantee wireless communications. The rapid growth of wireless communication and computing systems with a wide range of applications and services have crowded the airwaves, increasing their vulnerabilities to interference. “I can give you a whole list of interference... ...

The Muslim Brotherhood and the U.K. (Part I)

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Left: Kamal el-Helbawy: Egypt should have “a good government, like the Iranian government, and a good president like Mr. Ahmadinejad, who is very brave,” which also means that women should wear head cover in public and Egypt should develop a nuclear program and a nuclear bomb. (Feb. 14, 2011) David Cameron... ...

Weekly Briefing, October 19-25, 2014

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Islamist Terrorism in Canada – Rachel Ehrenfeld – The terror attacks in Montreal and Ottawa Canada should have not surprised anyone. The recent jihadist attacks attacks in Montreal and Ottawa came after years of repeated calls to fight the infidel by Canadian Islamist religious and “civic” leaders-including Imams and new... ...

Islamist Terrorism in Canada

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The terror attacks in Montreal and Ottawa Canada should have not surprised anyone. The recent jihadist attacks attacks in Montreal and Ottawa came after years of repeated calls to fight the infidel by Canadian Islamist religious and “civic” leaders-including Imams and new coverts to Islam. They use mosques, Islamic centers,... ...

Libya – Ali al-Salabi and the Re-Emerging Muslim Brotherhood

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Left: Ali Muhammad al-Salabi “Ansar al Sharia (‘Supporters of Islamic Law’), the al-Qaida-linked militia believed to have led the Benghazi consulate assault in September, is a spinoff of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade.  Reports remind us of ties among February 17 Martyrs Brigade leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood and the web... ...

Weekly Briefing, October 6-10, 2014

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Countering BioTerrorism – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Bio-terrorism dates back to the New Stone Age. The Scythians (7th century BC – 4th century AD), the Gauls (Celtic people, 5th century BC – 3rd century AD), the ancient Romans (first and second centuries AD), the Aztecs, and the Mayans have used toxins... ...

Problem Ridden Intelligence

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The damage caused by Edward Snowden’s theft and publication of the NSA data has rendered a major blow to the United States’ once legendary intelligence capabilities. However, this is not the only reason for the substantial decline in U.S. intelligence capabilities. The former director of the National Counter-Terrorism Center,  Matthew... ...

Jihad is Jihad is Jihad and It’s Deadly

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

The ISIS announcement of  American aid worker, despite his conversion to Islam. Former Army Ranger Peter Edward Kassig, now Abdul-Rahman, will die because he is an American.  For the ISIS and all other jihadists America is the Great Satan and all Americans, apparently Muslim converts included, will be treated similarly. Beheading,... ...

Weekly Briefing, September 28-October 4, 2014

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Left: Iraqi Shiite fighters wearing explosive belts Jihad is Jihad is Jihad and It’s Deadly – Rachel Ehrenfeld – The ISIS announcement of  American aid worker, despite his conversion to Islam. Former Army Ranger Peter Edward Kassig, now Abdul-Rahman, will die because he is an American.  For the ISIS and all... ...

Qassam Brigades Establishing a “Popular Army” in Gaza*

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Left: Announcement of Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades training camps: “The popular training camps – we are all the resistance” Overview 1.   The Hamas-affiliated media recently reported that the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades was planning to establish what it called a “popular army.” According to the reports, the Izz al-Din... ...

Egypt’s, Iran’s and Turkey’s Transformation*

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The five most important countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from the standpoint of military power and economic clout are the Arab states Egypt and Saudi Arabia and the non-Arab states Israel, Turkey and Iran. Three of those countries are undergoing significant transformations: Egypt, Iran and Turkey.... ...

Weekly Briefing – September 14-20, 2014

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Immoral Equivalent – Daphne Netanyahu – There is a reason that criminal law – not just in Israel but the world over – does not define a criminal offense solely by the damage it caused. Judging the morality or immorality of war according to the number of people killed is... ...

The Muslim Brotherhood: Is Wagdi Ghoneim, the New Qaradawi Waiting in the Wings?

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Yusuf Qaradawi, the octogenarian and putative senior cleric of the international Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimun), has reached an age where he is not now expected to play a significant role in what has become a cloudy Ikhwan future. Among those waiting in the wings is Wagdi Abd al-Hamid Mohamed Ghoneim. ... ...

The Middle East ‘Black Revolution’

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

In the Fall of 2010, liberals in many Middle Eastern countries wanted a ”Color Revolution,” like other countries had in the previous decade. Yet, in the Fall of 2014, the dominant color that splashes all over is black. The black color of the growing jihadist movement, the ISIL. But in the... ...

Qatar, cold shoulders for Kerry, and a mysterious offer*

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Recent developments in the region hold out both promise and threats for Israel. A trio of new developments are worthy of notice and all affect Israel directly or indirectly: As a first result of the Saudi crackdown on Qatar, a dozen major Muslim Brotherhood (MB) officials were “invited” to leave the emirate... ...

Immoral Equivalent

Monday, September 15th, 2014

There is a reason that criminal law – not just in Israel but the world over – does not define a criminal offense solely by the damage it caused. Judging the morality or immorality of war according to the number of people killed is not just another passing leftist cliché... ...