The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has laid out a strategy for preventing reference to terrorism in association with Islam. They are targeting training and education for the military and law enforcement, and pursueing their strategy by working through NGOs, think … Continue reading
A storm is brewing over changes the Obama administration has made to counter-terrorism training. In the fall the administration initiated a widespread review of training and trainers, which resulted in the blacklisting of many trainers, the censoring of training materials, … Continue reading
Redefining the Current Threat Landscape: DHS’s Evolution to Acknowledging Religiously Based Terrorism
Last week the House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing with Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, and Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Matthew G. Olsen.
By: Robert R. Reilly Wall Street Journal LETTERS 4/30/12 In “The Islamist Road to Democracy” (WSJ op-ed, April 23), Reuel Marc Gerecht advises against “nostalgia and depression” in regard to what may seem unfavorable changes in the Middle East, but … Continue reading
By: Ibn Warraq In a public debate in London against Tariq Ramadan, Ibn Warraq was given eight minutes to argue the superiority of Western values. Here is his defense of the West, which forms the basis for his … Continue reading
A sweeping and secretive review of all counter-terrorism training recently set in motion by the White House has raised widespread concerns that this politically motivated initiative will undermine U.S. national security. The review process has already blacklisted or sidelined many trainers and experts and imposes a debilitating … Continue reading
The White House has initiated a secretive review of all federal law enforcement and military counter-terrorism training. This process has already blacklisted several recognized authorities and is expected to forbid future use of terms such as “jihad” or “Islamist terrorism.” … Continue reading
The whole world seems to be agog with the victory of Islamists in Tunisia. “Moderate Islamists,” they are called. “A historic milestone on Tunisia’s path from autocratic dictatorship to a government that respects the will of the people,” declares Hilary … Continue reading
The Judeo-Christian tradition and Islam have very different understandings of the nature of man and his relationship to God, and these understandings in turn go a long way toward determining the political systems that grow out of these respective cultures.