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 … [Read more...] about Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Da’esh “Lite” in North America
Sisi and Rouhani on Crisis in Islam
Left: Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addressing Islamic scholars at al-Azhar university in Cairo, December 22, 2015. Two Muslim Presidents. Two speeches celebrating the anniversary of Prophet Muhammad’s birth. Two very different … [Read more...] about Sisi and Rouhani on Crisis in Islam
What Should Israel Worry About?
A former director of the Central Intelligence Agency recently stated that the intelligence community in the U.S. has a perfect record of identifying future threats: "We have never been right". The one thing we know nothing about is the future. … [Read more...] about What Should Israel Worry About?
A Response to Bernard-Henri Lévy*
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 … [Read more...] about A Response to Bernard-Henri Lévy*
One Year of the Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula*
Left: Egyptian President al-Sisi (C) inspects weapons, found with militants, in Sinai peninsula on July 4, 2015.(Photo: Reuters) Sinai militancy changed over 2015, following the decision of the peninsula’s main violent jihadi group to pledge … [Read more...] about One Year of the Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula*
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 … [Read more...] about Help Egypt!
When the Syrian pot boils over*
Left: Bashar al-Assad, Reuters When President al-Sisi of Egypt says that Syria's President Assad is finished, it behooves us to listen. We must assume that Egyptian intelligence is very well-informed on the internal Syrian situation. So, if Assad … [Read more...] about When the Syrian pot boils over*
Weekly Review, May 18-23, 2015
Left: iSIS destroying historical sites in Iraq, AP -- ISIS: Why Does Obama Sit on His Hands? - Rachel Ehrenfeld - Is President Obama kept on the dark by his intelligence briefers about ISIS’s rapid advance in Iraq and Syria? Why does he think … [Read more...] about Weekly Review, May 18-23, 2015
Obama, ISIS, the Pope and the Palestinians
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 … [Read more...] about Obama, ISIS, the Pope and the Palestinians
Stopping the Next Tsarnaev
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 … [Read more...] about Stopping the Next Tsarnaev